Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12

Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12
Night Time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sidebars to Working in Studio

I've been enabling children and adults alike to draw for more than a decade. It is not teaching. It is more like giving tools and opening eyes. The sessions for children are after-school a respite from the school day. The kids are always different depending on the day. The involvement in the explorations is high. When the whole group is quiet I know they have been engaged in the process. The sessions last for 4 afternoons and inevitably there is disappointment when they realize they are not scheduled to return next week. Adults looking to re engage in the process of drawing have other issues: time, family and that 3rd grade teacher sitting on their shoulder saying, "That's not a fish!" It takes courage to come back to drawing after that long. Over all, after 4 sessions with adults there is satisfaction - sometimes even follow through to continue - and the 3rd grade teacher has been vanquished.

All that to let you know there are afterschool Drawing Explorations for Winter scheduled for January 31, February 2, 7, 9,  at LPCA . A second session follows later in February. Call 518-523-2512 and sign up your budding artist. Also a couple of adult workshops "Non-Judgemental Drawing for the Beginner" I love that title. Give drawing a try. 

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