Kelly Markovich

Kelly Markovich

Dartmouth
As an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of art, science, technology, and nature, my practice is one of exploration. The focal point and concept of my current work are the deep human/non-human/environment connections. Through a series of large-scale drawings I highlight networks, explore relationships, and frame the landscape in terms of human impact. With sound/media art, I am investigating links between human interplay with the environment by audio recording sounds from nature and composing them into soundscapes. I am excited to continue this research, in Autumn 2020 during the Arctic Circle Expedition, while exploring the high-Arctic Svalbard Archipelago.
Workshops and Activities 
Many of these are easy and inexpensive classroom projects that are appropriate for most ages and can take 3 to 5 days or longer (depending on the goal) to complete. Below are a list some of the projects I have done with students successfully in the past: Collaborative Projects: Large-scale circle painting - easy project, requiring brightly coloured paints and large role out paper Collage drawing - made from recycled and found objects and drawing materials Loving stones nature intervention project - collect stones, paint, return to nature 3D: Sculptural wire contour drawings (hanging or standing) Geometric string and nail art drawings Chicken wire and rolled recycled paper sculptures Accordion mixed media storybooks Drawing/Painting: Matisse study with torn paper Abstraction study, using found objects and a magnifying glass Blind contour drawings, painted Here are a three concept projects I am interested in exploring and would require more time and resources to complete: Sewing story cloth - collaborative (items needed are fabric pens, a long piece of fabric, thread, sewing tools, and small wooden embroidery hoops) Knitted abstract painting - solo and collaborative (items needed are knitting needles, colourful yarn, sewing tools, and a large wooden stretcher - this project could also include making and using a simple knitting loom with wood and nails instead of knitting needles) Metal art painting with simple oxidation - solo (this provides impressive results, requires steel, vinegar, peroxide, salt, and an oven)
Contact this artist to start planning your project!
902-401-6997
Grade Levels 
Primary – 3, 4 – 6
Areas of Expertise 
3D/Sculpture, Collage, Drawing, Bookbinding, Mixed Media