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This workshop is appropriate for novice painters as well as for more
experienced artists who are interested in my approach.
The workshop begins highly structured, with colour mixing exercises on
paper and board on the Saturday morning.
Saturday afternoon and Sunday participants bring their own ideas of
paintings they would like to work on and are encouraged to choose
simple compositions in order to apply the colour mixing concepts.
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.