Thank you for organizing such a lovely learning experience this weekend. Whether we came to learn or play, we left satisfied we had accomplished both! The two-days were jam-packed with tidbits of practical knowledge that we started to use through the exercises. The workshop nicely mixed group learning with opportunities for individual learning and 1:1 coaching. Everything was expertly planned on your part - from the paint station and materials prep to the individual painting stations (throughout your house - that was a special treat) to the entire sequence of events and even that delicious lunch!
I really enjoyed myself and found the atmosphere you created to be very comforting and conducive to taking that leap of faith. I have continued to paint/sketch since the weekend so I do believe you have helped open that door for me.
There was so much knowledge imparted over the three days. I will need time to internalize it all. My notes will help. I did not feel overwhelmed, however, just came away feeling that my own creativity was encouraged and guided.
Your approach to workshops really fits with me. I like the comments / tips you offer, I like hearing your philosophies and what art means to you and your articulation of it.
I like how you keep “on” your students to step back, step away, start a new painting, look at the work as if you’re another person etc. as well as all the general encouragement / coaching that comes through just by being in the room with you. It’s a really positive and useful atmosphere to be within.
It’s also always inspiring to meet the people in the workshop and share their experiences in creating art.
I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop. I feel I have learned lots, and have a better idea of what I want/need to focus and work on from this point on.
I love that your guidance is very positive and constructive.
I felt that the colour and drawing exercises were a great way to prepare and "immerse" myself in "my "creative space.