|Sunset at Forest Retreat|
Lately, I have also been musing over why I am so taken with teaching. My classes and workshops are organized around using watercolor and pastel to make paintings. It is rewarding to witness people, who are often dismissive of their abilities, create something which expresses their own keen sense of beauty. Their own particular gifts shine: deft drafting, dynamic design, luminous color or rich texture. Much of the time, it is something indescribable. Without exception, there has been some aspect of each participant's work that touched me. Everyone's vision is different, and there it is on display in their paintings. I love helping people reveal their enchanting vision of our world!
A History of American Tonalism: 1880 - 1920, David A. Cleveland, Hudson Hills Press, 2010
I am teaching classes at the M S Rezny Studio/Gallery, 903 Manchester Street, Distillery District, Lexington, KY:
One Day Wonder Workshop, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:30 am - :300 pm. $75
Experimenting with Watercolor & Pastel, Thursdays, September 27 through October 18, 2012, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, $145 for 4 sessions.
All art materials are supplied and included in the class fee. Just come with an open mind and some photos to work from. Limited to 10 people. A check reserves your spot. For more information and registration: msrezny.com or kathyreesjohnson.com, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.