Sunday, May 30, 2010

Recent and Future Workshops

You can see by the books and papers here that we were playing and working hard at Art & Soul in Hampton, Virginia. My classes were full and with Christine Hendry, my wonderful daughter and Ann Georgia McCaffray my wonderful friend assisting me we had the color and pattern flying onto the paper. Thanks to my assistants for the talent and energy they bring and for the support they give to me. And thanks to all the people who took my classes and poured themselves into their work. I think the papers and books are just wonderful. It was satisfying for me to work with some of the women I had in class two years ago when I was there and get to tune in in more depth to their style and the level of their artistry. And it is always good to bring new people into the fold and assist the movement in their work.

Which brings me to what is growing as a desire in me as an instructor. I really want to work with people in more depth than I usually have the opportunity to do. So here is my promise to myself. After I fulfill any standing contracts to teach I am looking for opportunities to teach longer workshops with fewer students. What I am thinking is that in the art retreat settings such as Art & Soul, I would offer a one 1 day workshop and a 3 day workshop. The one day would give folks an appetizer and the longer workshop would give people who want a concentrated experience a chance for a feast with me.

And, here’s the really good part, I will be offering longer workshops where I live, in Jacksonville, Oregon. The first one will be in August of this year. If there is enough interest I will do more than one. I am moving into a little cottage in the next few weeks and my plan is to have the workshops there with people staying in B&B’s or a motel in town. (Jacksonville is a lovely little historic town and Ashland is nearby) My studio will not be large so the number of students in each workshop will be limited. Sounds like heaven to me, what about you? If this is something that interests you write to me .


Diane O. said...

Enjoyed the classes. It was fun playing with the materials again. I haven't finished my Bevy yet but am working on it. The Episodic Journal was fun to get a neat finished product and the Paste Paper Extravaganza was a blast, a wonderful way to close out Art and Soul 2010. Looking forward to seeing what you offer in the future.

Irene said...

I too enjoyed the last day of Art and Soul, perfect class for that day. Of coarse we immediately went out and bought Elmers paste. Don't know if I'll get to Oregon for a class, it's a bit of a drive from Canada.

Laurie said...

Hi Albie - I just blogged and put up my photos of this class. I would be totally interested in spending three days with you! But since I work at a university it would have to be at the very beginning of August. Please keep in touch with me about your plans for workshops!