Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Back from Cullowhee Mountain Arts

Deep 3  16 x 12 oil stick on paper

I am back from teaching  a week long workshop Cullowhee Mountain Arts, an exciting new program of workshops held on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. The facilities of the art department were outstanding and it promises to be very exciting program as it grows.

I  was teaching Encaustic and Embellishment and was so lucky to have artist Rebecca Crowell down the hall teaching as well. We have been pals on Facebook and on our blogs but have never met. We have a smilar approach to painting and teaching  and since we both had small classes we were able to share information, powerpoints and materials. I am liking the idea of collaborative teaching as well as art making. Rebecca  and I started a diptych at this workshop and may have to make a date to finish it.

Here we are after visiting the River Arts District in Asheville

Here are my four students and their work.  There seemed to be a focus on circles and energy in the group, all displayed in different ways.

Maggie, Leslie, Dawn and Pat

Leslie's 4 pieces



 I didn't make any actual artwork during the week but I worked on a few paper pieces and I did my own 30 drawings in 30 minute exercise. I will be posting those later this week.

# 3  12 x 12 oil on paper

#2  12 x 12 oil on paper

1 comment:

Christine said...

Always good to be in your class. I have to revisit my 30 drawings in 30 minutes from your class at R & F...they started a lot of good ideas percolating.....