If it were possible and I had the time, I'd probably have taken each class that's how much they all inspired me in one way or another.
|Above are photos of student work in Albie Smith's paste paper class where beautiful books were the finished product.|
|Orly Avineri has a different approach to creating papers for one of a kind books. Using earthy and natural techniques to give a feeling of old, worn and textural. Just beautiful how each page displays.|
Nina Bagley's students created these wonderful little heart necklaces that resonated with me. All the techniques in making these beautiful pieces left me wondering "how does she come up with these incredible designs?" The students were so engrossed they stayed up well into the evening finishing each days lesson. I would have done the same after being so inspired.
|So in love with this approach to create my art|
Stephanie Lee's class was so inspiring to me that when I came home I purchased Stephanie and Judy Wise's new book, "Plaster Studio"(not due out until May) and I will be taking their online class. I'm so excited to also be taking Stephanie's workshop at Art Is You in September. See either blogs for information on the class.
DJ Pettitt did a demo in the evenings of techniques when she creates backgrounds for her wonderful paintings. So easy and I just love her sense of color...very natural and appealing. It was a hands on demo and the students were 3 deep waiting to try this direction with great results. Too much fun!
|The green, peach and ecru in the middle is my donation|
I think for me, there is no better time spent then in the rooms of these wonderful art retreats with amazing teachers. Each time I come home, I am filled to the brim with inspiration and new techniques to enhance my art. So far, I've only experienced the generosity of artist/teacher and their willingness to share their secrets of how they create. I don't think my work would be where it is today if not for the workshops I've taken and find that the money and time I've spent is worth every penny and minute. I am in such gratitude for the opportunities that these retreats provide to learn from such a wide range of artist and subject. I just can't seem to get enough.