My first workshop---I was very apprehensive at first, but all that changed once I met my students and they made me feel much more relaxed before I even started. The workshop was in Mayville, NY--Chautauqua Lake--
beautiful get-away spot--fairly close to my home, and I've never taken advantage of it before (I will now, though!)
....and here's where Art Retreat at the Lake
took place--Lisa's beautiful home (her get-away too). I love this house--an older home that's updated, but she's kept its original personality--it's very cool!
--Lisa--the one responsible for all of this--she's a sweetheart!
Some before shots--before play started
lots and lots of supplies
( before the fun mess started)
And then I showed them my art process for warming up by playing with paint--
At first, they were a little reluctant to let go, but as we all know, once you warm up, you get into that zone--
.......and they made Awesome papers!
this was just the tip of the iceberg!
I really like how their personalities came out by the colors AND the techniques that they chose--their papers were unique to them--like a fingerprint (everyone's is different)
Part 2 of the class--where they took their papers and made their pieces--
It was fun seeing everyone 'painting' with their papers--that's how I see it--your painted papers are your medium that you're using to create your piece. I'm hoping that this class inspired them to take what they've learned and go from there. I learned a lot too--what to do better when I do this again as far as organization goes---and yes, we're going to do it again next year--same time, same place. Thank you Lisa for a great experience!!
So for me next is my show in October--big 2 weekend show (a very fun one). But......one more detour before I start getting ready for it. I'll be heading to Springfield, OH next weekend for my absolute favorite flea market --The Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market Extravaganza
--LOVE-IT!...........and, what the heck, as long as I'm in the area, I'm going to check out The Country Living Fair
in Columbus. I've never been there, but Lisa highly recommended it, and I have a feeling it's going to be another favorite of mine :-)