Spring break camp at Artspace is always full of energy and fun. The seasons are flipping over and everyone can sense it. I'm teaching a week of painting and drawing with campers this week and I'm going to be leading them n a surrealist adventure on the way.
I get so excited when I see results like this in a class. Some are samples of my own work with the gelli plate and mixed media the rest are from Saturday's workshop.
I'm already planning another for May; a two parter with some adjustments to the first and big plans for the second.
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Who knew spring break would be so busy?
i kid. I totally knew how busy it can be> I've been doing clay and mixed media collaboration classes with Ninna at Muckabout as well as my regular schedule of indie classes and Friday Art journal instruction rotation spot.
In the next few days i'm hoping to post some pictures of the Gelli Printing class I led today. Teaching classes to adults is a whole other ball game and I'm happy to say that I taught a great class, learned a little something, and a couple of other somethings in the process and I'm already planning how to teach it better for the next time around.
it's all about learning and growing as we move along. Next week is going to be exhaustingly full and fulfilling as well. I have a full week of morning camp lessons at Artspace and I'm pretty excited for the lessons I've got planned
I've got some painting to do... once I've got some extra time.... If you've ever wanted to try monoprinting on a gelli plate I'm teaching a workshop this weekend you can register at Muckabout.ca
This Saturday's Gelli Printing workshop still has some spaces left. Register by clicking the link.
Where did all the time go?
I can assure you that it was very well spent and full of creative acts and works. In November I was blessed to be a part of a new venture in my little corner of the world that is supporting local artists and artisans. Muckabout Gift Gallery opened the first week of November in time for the holidays and has had steady growth every month since.
it doesn't seem to matter what plans I make in regards to keeping my blog and website updated. My schedule inevitably takes over and blogging time melts away. Which is kind of a good thing because it means I'm busy and have lots of art lessons, projects and ideas on the front burner. The down side is that I can't keep followers updated on what is going on because I've got so much going on.
With all my involvement with MuckAbout Gift Gallery I will be able to add new classes and workshops for adults to my schedule. Now I will have both a place to show off and sell my own work locally but a new venue to expand my student base. I'm bursting with excitement over these new opportunities!
The soft opening for Muckabout is scheduled for the 3rd of November. THe painting is done in the shop and my inventory of hand made, artisan creations is growing in size and ready to make it's debut in its temporary home before it goes to its new forever homes. I can already tell that the bulk of my holiday shopping will be done at the muckabout Gift Gallery. I'm in some excellent company, the growing inventory of consignment art and goods is eclectic, Fun, Beautiful, well made and Gallery worthy; just to list off a few aptly chosen adjectives.
I'm in the midst of finalizing details for these new adult workshops and classes now. On the menu will be a one day workshop creating a holiday countdown calendar, A 5 week mixed media course for adults and I'll also be a part of a weekly drop in session rotation. Once i have finalized lesson plans and links for registration I'll be posting them on the LEssons and Events page.
Actually I've been mucking about for a while now but soon you'll be able to as well. Ninna of the Mucksisters and Muckabout Pottery is expanding into the brick and mortar consignment gift and Gallery. The Muckabout Gift Shop will open soon and I will be one of the vendors there!
This is why I've been MIA here. I've been a busy worker making art, growing my inventory and making plans for an expanded teaching schedule that will include art for adults and one off workshops for fun projects.
all this on top of my regularly scheduled classes and everyday life. I'm very excited to be a part of the Muckabout Gift Shop! I've been helping get things ready there for the last few weeks and the transformation of the space is simpy amazing.