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Benjamin Rumback
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art guy, occasional teacher and general enthusiast
art guy, occasional teacher and general enthusiast

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Update, Quite Late! Art Camp 2015
Well THIS is super late, you know, for a change . It's been a while and I'm trying to catch up on a few things I should have posted ages ago. First up: Art Camp! I hosted a series of camps last summer, instead of the one traditional week. These are the high...

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Trick, Treat, Repeat.
When you get right down to it, autumn is my favorite time of year. The changing of the leaves, the respite from the unbearable dog days of the beautiful Kansas summers,  and of course, the happiest of the happy holidays: Hallowe'en! This year, I was lucky e...

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Late Summer, Kind Of a Bummer...
My dad and brother are big on hiking, camping, and the whole outdoors thing. Traditionally I am more of an indoor kid, but I was lucky enough to spend a day exploring Horse Thief Canyon, which is a scant hour's drive from our home town of Hutchinson. It was...

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Catching up: CAMP!
This is the last in a series of three long overdue posts to catch up on, then I can start posting about more contemporary happenings (Hallowe'en amongst them). Without further adieu, here's the  scoop on art camp 2014!           Art Camp, again, right on sc...

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A Pair of Puppets
Once in a blue moon, I get an order for more than one puppet, and every so often, a pair. These two came in as I had nothing else on the docket, so I was able to do the work assembly-line-style, which really speeds things up.  The clients were really fun pe...

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Losing Teeth: A Weird Right of Passage
The years I spent with Playgroup in Chicago were a hoot, every day was a new adventure. One of the many extra curricular activities that went along with the teaching position, which regularly crossed over with my art, design and craft life, were the tooth b...

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Building Character, I guess.
Things are again on the make! Take a look at what has been keeping me indoors  through this beautiful (erratic) Kansas spring!  With a few spring and summer art and craft events coming up, I ducked into the screen printing studio for a few days, and produce...

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CAT PORTRAIT!
It's been a while (maybe three years or more) since I had made anything with oil paint, even longer since I used them on canvas. That said, when I received a query for a 'regal cat portrait' from a close friend, I was equal parts excited and nervous.  I sta...

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