KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: KEVIN "TK" FRANTZ

Kalamadoodle Characters is a monthly-ish series that introduces an attendee to the greater Kalamazoo community. Through these quick, bullet-point style interviews, we hope that you can learn more about your neighbors, find a common interest, and be encouraged to meet a new friend at one of our events.

Photo: Angel Arnold - Arcadia Brewing Company 2.15.17

Photo: Angel Arnold - Arcadia Brewing Company 2.15.17

Meet Kevin "TK" Frantz

  • Kevin was born in Pittsburg, but found his way to Michigan and has been here ever since.
  • He credits the pro skateboard graphics and hockey teams logos, especially from the 1990’s to late 2000’s, as defining artistic elements of his youth, and is still inspired by them today.
  • Kevin fondly recalls recreating these graphics in detention ;)
“Its really cool to see all these pro [skateboarders] have their graphics hand-drawn again and have that nostalgia factor come back.”

"I like to think of new ideas, or bring back ideas from the past, to create new inspiration for others.”

  • Kevin just graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Communications, and his dream job would be working Public Relations in skateboarding industry.
  • His favorite part of Kalamadoodle is the community. 

“I'm a bubbly, outgoing person. It's fun to meet a lot of people, and I like going out and talking to everybody. That’s the best part of Kalamadoodle. Just come out and draw! I don’t care if it’s a stick figure, a smiley face, or if you're doing a really cool landscape. Just come out and have fun. It’s not intimidating. It shouldn’t be intimidating.”

“Art is silent communication, but it speaks volumes.”

"Just have fun. Have fun with it. Don’t think about all the surrounding things in your life that are negative. Just be positive and have a good outlook on everything, and live to be happy.”

Thank you for sharing, TK! We appreciate your support and hope to see you at our next event, Wednesday, January 15th at One Well Brewing!

KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: PAUL SIZER

Kalamadoodle Characters is a monthly-ish series that introduces an attendee to the greater Kalamazoo community. Through these quick, bullet-point style interviews, we hope that you can learn more about your neighbors, find a common interest, and be encouraged to meet a new friend at one of our events.

Photo: Angel Arnold - Rupert's Brew House 12.14.16 

Photo: Angel Arnold - Rupert's Brew House 12.14.16 

  • Meet Paul Sizer

  • Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Paul has spent years perfecting his many talents, and has become an important piece of our creative community. 

  • There's a good chance you've seen his work. As the owner of Sizer Design and Illustration, he's created various branding and graphics for Kalamazoo College, Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Brewing, the Kalamazoo Wings, Zazio's and many more. 

  • But getting to this point has been a life-long adventure. At the age of five, he started copying the illustrations found in comic books, and as his techniques improved, he had the desire to create his own characters and storytelling. Fast forward to today, and you'll find that Paul has self-published four of his own graphic novels. 

“I’ve also tried to be adventurous, by trying out stuff that I’m not used to doing. It keeps me learning.”
  • After earning his degree in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University, Paul later returned to teach at his Alma Mater part time. With his diverse set of skills and entrepreneurial experience, he can not only teach students how to design, but how to understand the business side of the industry, offering a well-round educational experience. 
Photo: Angel Arnold - Rupert's Brew House 12.14.16

Photo: Angel Arnold - Rupert's Brew House 12.14.16

“You constantly need to challenge yourself and put yourself into situations that make you a little bit afraid because that keeps you on your toes. I’ve seen a lot of times where complacency is the biggest enemy of creativity.” [...] "As long as you find ways to invent situations for yourself and be open to things that might fall into your lap or opportunities that present themselves, and then also be brave enough to try the stuff you're not good at, that will keep you interesting longer.”

  • And did we mention Paul is also a deejay in his spare time? He has provided the tunes for small parties, the Kalamazoo Derby Darlings and even Kalamazoo Pride festival last year, all as a way to continue exploring and connecting creatively. 
“What I like about this (Kalamadoodle) is the idea of having a common ground where people from different disciplines can get together and informally monkey around with stuff and take part in the social aspect of art.”
Photo: Angel Arnold - Rupert's Brew House 12.14.16

Photo: Angel Arnold - Rupert's Brew House 12.14.16

  • In addition to creating some great illustrations at our events, Paul also understands and appreciates the bigger impact Kalamadoodle can play in the role of an artist. 
“I like the fact the Kalamadoodle has that aspect of socializing because I think art can be really solitary.”
"As integrated as I am in the art community, I still have plenty of blind spots where I’ll see someone drawing something and I’ll be like, 'where the hell is this person working?'  because they are doing great stuff and I’ve never heard of them before. I like the idea that this kind of forces artists to crisscross where they wouldn’t normally crisscross.”

Thank you for sharing, Paul! We appreciate your support and hope to see you at our next event, Wednesday, January 18th at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for Kalamazoo Beer Week 2017!

KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: CHUCK STULL

Kalamadoodle Characters is a monthly series that introduces an attendee to the greater Kalamazoo community. Through these quick, bullet-point style interviews, we hope that you can learn more about your neighbors, find a common interest, and be encouraged to meet a new friend at one of our events.

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Meet Chuck Stull

  • Chuck came to Kalamazoo 27 years ago to teach at Western Michigan University as a replacement for another professor while they were on a one-year sabbatical. Currently, he teaches economics at Kalamazoo College and he as been there for 20 years.
  • As a student, he also studied economics, finding great interest in all the different ways economics can be used; like in research, for the government, and for business purposes.
  • But, Chuck fell in love with teaching when he filled-in as a substitute teacher for a statistics class and used a card trick to show probability. When his students demonstrated a wide-eyed expression of amazement, along with an understanding of the subject matter, he was sold on teaching as a profession.
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  • While he is a great artist in his own right, Chuck says that he didn't grow up drawing, but fell into it, “backwards through photography”.
  • He started to dabble in doodling after taking his daughter to a Mark Kistler event at her elementary school and noticed it was FUN to draw.
  • A few years ago, after picking up a book at the library about, “urban sketchers,” Chuck thought it was something he could explore and find satisfaction in personally. So he started carrying around a small notebook with him to coffee shops and bars and began to develop his sketching skills by just trying to draw objects that were accessible and around him.
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  • A few years ago on sabbatical, he traveled to places like Salamanca, Spain and Oxford, England and the beauty of the cathedrals and architecture inspired him, so he spent lots of time sketching. While in London, he was able to join an urban sketching group, and had the opportunity to sketch in a defined area with a large group of people.
“It wasn’t really competitive at all. It’s just looking at how different people draw different stuff.  In London, there would be big groups. Everyone would be drawing Saint Paul’s Cathedral but no one was drawing anything that looks alike. Some people would be drawing the whole building; that was me at the time, trying to always get the big picture, and some people would be drawing just a statue. Some people would be using watercolors, or fountain pens or pencils”. 
  • This sabbatical took place when Kalamadoodle was just beginning, so Chuck was, “watching from a distance,” with great interest to attend an event once he was back home.
  • Now, Chuck tries to bring a lot of creativity into his teaching. He has even brought the idea of, “sketch notes,” into his classroom. He also teaches a sophomore seminar, and a big part of it is preparing students for study abroad. Through his own experiences, he uses the concepts of sketching to highlight the importance of observation and taking notice of things. 
  • And in addition to his teaching, Chuck is writing a textbook for students who are getting ready to studying abroad. The book is coming together by harnessing his own creativity and personal history, and features interjections of interesting stories from his travels.
  • Chuck's love for world traveling was built on a foundation of family trips while he was young, and rekindled by a trip to China many years ago. But, from our time talking with him, we can tell he has an appreciation for currently calling Kalamazoo, "home".
“I like Kalamazoo. Over the years, it has really become so much better and exciting. Seeing the whole growth of Kalamazoo with all the breweries, Kalamadoodle, Art Hop, and lots of interesting restaurants downtown. I have really enjoyed living here”. 

Thank you for sharing, Chuck! We appreciate your support and hope to see you at our next event, Wednesday, October 19th at Bell's Eccentric Cafe!

KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: MIKE KLOK

Kalamadoodle Characters is a monthly series that introduces an attendee* to the greater Kalamazoo community. Through these quick, bullet-point style interviews, we hope that you can learn more about your neighbors, find a common interest, and be encouraged to meet a new friend at one of our events.

*With all of the extra (and awesome) shenanigans taking place during our Two Year Anniversary, we were unable to sit down and interview one of Kalamazoo's creative community members. To fill the void for the month of August, Kalamadoodle's creator and co-founder, Mike Klok, stepped in to interview himself, and did not enjoy writing in third-person.

Photo: Matt Geerling - Bell's Eccentric Cafe 6.15.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Bell's Eccentric Cafe 6.15.2016

Meet Mike Klok

  • He was born here in Kalamazoo and went to school (K-12) in Mattawan, Michigan.
  • After graduating high school, Mike spent time at Kalamazoo Valley Community College studying Liberal Arts before enrolling at Western Michigan University to receive is B.A. in Marketing - Advertising and Promotion.
  • After graduation, he worked as a Sales Manager at Underground Printing-Kalamazoo, and more recently as a Publications Project Manager at Kalamazoo College.
  • Throughout his life, Mike has always felt compelled to do two things: 1. Bring people together. 2. Create.
"In high school, I used to host weekly (sometimes daily) poker games, and in college, I started a small apparel line. After I graduated, I continued to have an itch to build something new, something different, and my sketchbook(s) started to fill with ideas. Kalamadoodle was one of those projects; literally a doodle on a piece of paper."
Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 5.18.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 5.18.2016

  • Though Mike doesn't believe he posses any natural ability in the arts, he knows it's something that been apart of him for as long as he can remember.
"In first grade, I couldn't draw straight lines or read big words, but I still have progress reports complimenting my passion for detail and storytelling in my writing and artwork. That type of stuff sticks with me. I know I'm never going to be the most talented in the room, but working hard to create an avenue for yourself, that is yours alone, as always fascinated me."
"When we were at my old house, I was probably three or four, and my Dad, a great accountant, had an office downstairs that had recently been painted white. I was too young to remember the real motivation behind the piece, but I guess I took it upon myself to paint my first mural with markers and crayons on the walls, carpet, and chairs. Looking back, I like to joke that it was my act of rebellion towards traditional work and employment."
  • And that desire to create has been with him ever since. Mike spent middle school listening to punk bands, skateboarding, and developing views that he felt aligned himself with the underdog and counter-culture.
"Growing up, I remember trying everything I could to find myself. Sports always played a huge role in my life. Learning to compete with others and push myself was something I took very seriously. I've always had this fear of wasting potential, and it's something that has followed me in every aspect of life."
"I guess I was probably considered a, 'Jock,' to some, but I was also the guy that got made fun of for writing poetry. And instead of shopping at the mall, I'd buy white t-shirts and a Sharpie to write, 'Anti-Crombie' on them to try and send a message. Maybe it was stupid, maybe it wasn't. Years later, one of my middle school teachers told me she respected it, and that was pretty cool. I think it's a shame our culture is so invested in labels and titles, and part of Kalamadoodle's mission has been to break those down and make connecting with others easy, fun, and without a title attached."
Photo: Matt Geerling - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 1.20.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 1.20.2016

  • With two years of Kalamadoodle events under his belt, and a one-year anniversary of going full-time as a freelance designer and illustrator at Stuffed Brain Studio this fall, Mike is excited about the future possibilities for this project, as well as the many others he may have in his sketchbooks.
"Bringing this many people together is something that has certainly exceeded my expectations. But developing the foundation of Kalamadoodle is only the beginning. I believe there is a bigger mission and purpose for the community we've created and I'm excited to start exploring and implementing those strategies."
"As this creative community in Kalamazoo continues to flourish, I believe we have a responsibility to use our talents, resources, and platform for good. I'm looking forward to sharing more of what that can mean in the near future. Stay tuned!"
Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 8.19.2015

Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 8.19.2015

*Thank you for reading! We hope to have our regular format for this attendee-focused series return next month, and we appreciate your understanding. Join us at Arcadia Brewing Company on Wednesday, September 21st and you might be our next Kalamadoodle Character!

KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: ANGIE SCOBY

Kalamadoodle Characters is a monthly series that introduces an attendee to the greater Kalamazoo community. Through these quick, bullet-point style interviews, we hope that you can learn more about your neighbors, find a common interest, and be encouraged to meet a new friend at one of our events.

Photo: Kevin Simon - Arcadia Brewing Company 7.20.2016

Photo: Kevin Simon - Arcadia Brewing Company 7.20.2016

Meet Angie Scoby

  • Angie has a Socials Degree in Liberal Arts from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is only a few short credit hours away from receiving her BFA from Western Michigan University, with a major in Water Color with a minor in Ceramics.
  • She owned a tattoo studio in Kalamazoo for nearly 10 years, and has been tattooing for over 23 years.
  • Her father told her not to be an artist because, “it never pays,” but she was stubborn and followed her heart.
  • She loves the idea of a “moving canvas” or “moving art” as she calls it. Angie says, “a lot of your paintings and drawings and things you do over your art career, 9 times out of 10, you will never see them again or they aren’t ever lasting”. With tattoos, it is a different story. She has often run into people she tattooed several years prior and her artwork is still intact.
Photo: Kevin Simon - Arcadia Brewing Company 7.20.2016

Photo: Kevin Simon - Arcadia Brewing Company 7.20.2016

  • Kalamazoo is not the only place she has done tattoos. She has traveled all over the country doing skin art.
  • Angie did a formal apprenticeship in Dallas, Texas to become a tattoo artist as a reward to herself for graduating from college. She is particularly talented with portrait tattoos and her incredible reputation has followed her.
  • She has participated in several skin art competitions and has won 3rd place, best female full color over all, out of 600 entries.
  • Being creative is a release for her.
  • Angie is also creative in how she decorates her home, and the clothing she wears. She also really enjoys making art with her grandchildren.

Thank you for sharing, Angie! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: MICHAEL DUNN

Kalamadoodle Characters is a monthly series that introduces an attendee to the greater Kalamazoo community. Through these quick, bullet-point style interviews, we hope that you can learn more about your neighbors, find a common interest, and be encouraged to meet a new friend at one of our events.

Photo: Matt Geerling - Bell's Eccentric Cafe 6.15.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Bell's Eccentric Cafe 6.15.2016

Meet Michael Dunn

“I have fun just doodling and sketching. There is no good or bad. It's just play.”
  • Art is his release.
  • Drawing, painting and printmaking are some of the ways Michael practices creativity.
  • He also encourages his wife to be creative and have fun with drawing.
  • Michael came to Kalamazoo in 1972 after school and was washing dishes when he met an architect who gave him a job with no professional experience in the field; though he had taken a high school drafting class and one of his college majors was photography.
  • He went to the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and received his Masters from Western Michigan University.
  • Michael enjoyed his art classes at University of Michigan and returned to school in the 90's for his BFA and then MFA from WMU.
Photo: Matt Geerling - Bell's Eccentric Cafe 6.15.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Bell's Eccentric Cafe 6.15.2016

“You never know where things come from, so just start drawing and keep pushing it and see.”

Michael starts his doodles with scribbles and simply, “sees what appears,” from the marks that he has made.

“What I do for a living is very straight lined and very squared and so this allows me to do things free form, which is a total release.”
“Kalamadoodle is a great idea and it is working."
"I think it is just a matter of how you find your releases and what you can do to keep yourself sane in this crazy world we live in. And how you can keep playing in it.”
Photo: Matt Geerling - Bell's Eccentric Cafe 6.15.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Bell's Eccentric Cafe 6.15.2016

Recently, Michael has taken what a very personal item, his sketchbook, and begun sharing a drawing a week from it onto his Facebook page. He is a fan of keeping a sketchbook handy, for several reasons.

“When I meet with a client, I have to draw on what they tell me and read in between the lines. And especially if you have a couple, they each have their own ideas of what they would like, so now you have to find the balance and search out the middle area.”
“If there is some way, I can encourage people to enjoy drawing, and have fun with it. Just go out and get a cheap sketchbook, and just play. Insert collage, insert newspaper clippings, just do things in there that are totally unrelated to the things you do every day and broaden yourself outward.”

In recent years, Michael has also picked up his camera more often. He takes a lot of nature photographs and calls them his, “good morning shots”. He has posted them on Facebook every day for the last three years.

“At this point, the intention is simply to help people look at things differently when they get up. I’m just trying to help broaden other people.”

Thank you for sharing, Michael! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: TIM POSPISIL

Kalamadoodle Characters is a monthly series that introduces an attendee to the greater Kalamazoo community. Through these quick, bullet-point style interviews, we hope that you can learn more about your neighbors, find a common interest, and be encouraged to meet a new friend at our events.

Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 3.16.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 3.16.2016

Meet Tim Pospisil

  • As a Graphic Designer and Illustrator by trade, Tim completes freelance work at night and gets to spend the day hours with his three-year-old twins.
  • He is passionate about encouraging them to draw and doodle everyday.
  • While traveling as a child, his Mom used to give him a pencil and paper to draw and keep him occupied, and his parents always encouraged him to be creative.
  • For the most part, Tim considers himself a self-taught artist, and continued his exploration at the Kendall School of Art and Design, spending four years studying Illustration.
  • He was excited to recently finish some work for AARP and is currently working on an entry for Art Prize. This will be Tim's fourth year participating in the Grand Rapid's event.
  • Tim also participates in life drawing on Wednesday nights at the Kalamazoo Boogie Woogie Figure Drawing Lounge.
Blurry Photo: Mike Klok - Rupert's Brew House 5.18.2016

Blurry Photo: Mike Klok - Rupert's Brew House 5.18.2016

  •  Born in Alaska, Tim migrated to Michigan at 13.
  • He has also worked at Perrin for 8 years doing graphic design for screen printing (before they became Perrin Brewing).
“I love drawing and being more involved in the Arts. Actually, last month I was involved in Art Hop with Carl Brown at Roguebotic LLC."
Blurry Photo: Mike Klok - Rupert's Brew House 5.18.2016

Blurry Photo: Mike Klok - Rupert's Brew House 5.18.2016

  • Like many of you, Tim heard about Kalamadoodle through Facebook, when the page showed up on his news feed.
  • Kalamadoodle events are right up his alley. When he goes back to Grand Rapids to see his friends, he insists they get together to drink and draw.
“Its one of those cliché things your teacher says, but try to draw everyday or do something creative, even writing. Every aspect that you can get your hands on, get involved with it, even watching movies or playing video games. All that stuff that involves the arts, just be involved with it on a daily basis. It really helps. Or simply try to look at something in an artistic way. If you are watching a show, look at the lighting and how it comes in, or how they create something, or how it was built.”
Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 3.16.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 3.16.2016

Thank you for sharing, Tim! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: MARY BROWNELL

It's a wonderful feeling to see all of the new faces at every Kalamadoodle event. Strangers sitting side by side, exploring their imaginations, and connecting with other members of their community in a fun and refreshing way.

An even better feeling, is seeing those same faces time and time again. Kalamazoo is full of so many awesome people that we now have the pleasure of calling friends. Knowing this project means something to you all is what keeps Kalamadoodle going!

For the month of March, we're thrilled to introduce our newest Kalamadoodle Character, Mary Brownell. She has been doodling with us for quite some time and has some awesome design skills!

Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 3.16.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 3.16.2016

Meet Mary Brownell

“I have a lot of fun and meet people. People that you work next to or would have never met otherwise.”
  • Mary is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of Michigan and currently works at the Food Dance Market.
  • She started exploring the world of typography after being introduced through Youtube videos.
  • Her art space at home features a large table with buckets of pens and pencils for her to create. 
  • Believing creativity comes in may forms, Mary in inspired by listening to show tunes as well as making trips to The Heritage Company antiques store to gather ideas for new art pieces.
  • In addition to her type-focused work, she is enjoying a new exploration into water colors.
  • Mary has been involved in almost every Kalamadoodle event, and we truly enjoy having her!
Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 3.16.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Rupert's Brew House 3.16.2016

Photo: Mike Klok - One Well Brewing 2.17.2016

Photo: Mike Klok - One Well Brewing 2.17.2016

Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 8.19.2015

Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 8.19.2015

Thank you for sharing, Mary! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: SCOTT THOMAS

Last month, we introduced our new monthly feature, Kalamadoodle Characters. Using this platform, we hope to grow the connections made during our events, as well as introduce the greater Kalamazoo community to the unique faces that make this city so fun and interesting. If you missed our first Kalamadoodle Characters post in January, you can learn about Becky Boensch here.

For the month of February, we met Kalamadoodle newbie, Scott Thomas, during our special Beer Week event at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Photo: Matt Geerling - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 1.20.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 1.20.2016

Meet Scott Thomas

  • This was Scott's very first Kalamadoodle event, though other members of his family have attended previously.
  • His wife is a member of a belly dancing group that is located down the hall from our studio space in the Park Trades Center.
  • Scott feels drawn (pun intended) to creating concepts that evolve as the drawing progresses.
  • He works as a pilot and is constantly on the move.
  • Other creative interests include playing the guitar and reading books.
  • Though Scott has no formal training as an artist, he recalled finding a love for drawing and painting in his youth (6th or 7th grade) and continues to find happiness in exploring them.
  • Creativity runs in the family. Scott regularly enjoys spending time drawing with his son.
Photo: Matt Geerling - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 1.20.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 1.20.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 1.20.2016

Photo: Matt Geerling - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 1.20.2016

Thank you for sharing, Scott! It's awesome to see family ties strengthened through a passion for creativity, and hear that any job can lend itself to an active imagination!

We hope you've enjoyed this second Kalamadoodle Characters feature, and look forward to learning more about you, the wonderful people of Kalamazoo, soon. Stop by our next event at One Well Brewing and say hello!

KALAMADOODLE CHARACTERS: BECKY BOENSCH

Creating a fun and inviting place to start a conversation can be difficult, and encouraging interaction between strangers is no easy task. But, as Kalamadoodle continues to grow, we've been amazed by the connections made through our events. It's an incredible feeling to watch random people come together and bond over craft and creativity. We hope you've had a chance to talk to the people next or across from you, learn their name, and get a first-hand look into their imagination.

If you haven't, we'd like to offer a new way to know more about the people around you. We're thrilled that our Kalamadoodle events are full of interesting individuals with all types of professions and talents, and now we want to shine a light on you; the people who make this community special.

With that in mind, we're starting a new project on our website, Kalamadoodle Characters. Every month we'll dive a little deeper into the lives of our attendees and offer more opportunities to start a conversation.

Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 12.16.2015

Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 12.16.2015

Meet Becky Boensch!

“I love Kalamadoodle because, even though I draw at work all day, I don’t have much time to create art for myself.”
  • She is currently employed at VML and her daily tasks include sketches and illustrations, as well as Flash and 3D animation.
  • Since she was young, she has enjoyed creating stories and drawing pictures to tell them.
  • After being enrolled in several art classes, her Grandmother encouraged her to attend art school, and she went to Kendall College of Art and Design, receiving her degree in Illustration. Becky went on to receive her Masters at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and moved back to Kalamazoo when her academic journey was complete.
  • Becky has attended 4 Kalamadoodle events and can always be found drawing something creative and fun!
  • Visit her website at: rsboensch.com
Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 12.16.2015

Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 12.16.2015

Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 12.16.2015

Photo: Lori Gottschling - Arcadia Brewing Company 12.16.2015

“I just love the idea of people hanging out and drawing.”

Thank you for sharing, Becky! We look forward to seeing you at another event soon!