I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the holiday season! I gotta tell you my heart has been bursting with joy since teaching my Mixed Media Workshop this past weekend!
Oh. My. Goodness! I couldn’t even have wished for a better outcome! All my nerves quickly melted away as I met each beautiful student – 7 shining, bright, amazing women! What a group! Plus, my co-hostess, Katie was SO awesome! She handled all the food, drink and goodies so I could focus on teaching Art! Total bliss!
Instead of rambling on and on, I’ll just share some of the photos…
I wanted to make sure every detail was thought of! It was a labor of LOVE and worth every second.
My living room was gutted and turned into a festive classroom! What a truly rewarding experience to get the opportunity to teach what I am so passionate about. We used collage, encaustics, acrylic paint, pastels, ink, oil pastels and more! It was a serious Mixed Media Party!!
The work that came out of these extraordinary women was mind blowing and so gorgeous! We worked on a smaller piece that was more focused on landscapes and then finished the day with a portrait project.
That night we went out to dinner and continued the bonding. Artist, Jenny Wentworth came into town to join us too! What fun! I was beaming with joy and couldn’t stop smiling!
The weekend ended with an Open Studio session on Sunday morning back at my place.
Oh and this sweet video brought me to tears of joy. Thanks guys!
This experience has deeply changed me. I challenged myself to do something that terrified me and conquered it! Woo! What a fabulous feeling! On top of that, I made authentic, magical connections to new artistic friends. Plus, I think I have finally found my calling. Teaching felt exhilarating, inspiring and just so darn right! I am so incredibly grateful. Thank you to all who participated! I can’t wait till the next one!
Filed under Art, Art lessons, collage, creativity, encaustic, Learning, mixed media, painting, Stories, teaching, workshop
Tagged as Art, artist, Arts, collage, creativity, Encaustic, Grace & Ivy, handmade, inspiration, instructor, ivynewport, learning, Mixed media, oregon, Paint, teaching, Visual Arts, workshop