The workshop schedule/format at my studio has changed for a number of reasons – smaller space, my increased responsibility as president of the San Antonio Art League, and just general life changes – but I’m always happy to accommodate special groups like yesterday’s art teachers from North East ISD.
They had requested an all-day session that would give them six hours of CEU credit and jump start their school year with some new ideas for themselves and their students. We decided on a workshop that was similar to the one I taught in Provincetown. It has a little bit of everything – composition, storytelling, photo manipulation, mark-making, encaustic and collage.
We worked hard from 10-4 in the studio, and each participant created a beautiful portfolio of four five mixed media works, one of which was chosen to be matted. Want to see photos from the day’s workshop? Start scrollin’ down and see it step-by-step!
I think this workshop format is perfect, at least it was for us. It worked because:
- We had all day to really explore and immerse ourselves – we even ate lunch at the work table and discussed the process
- Four to five people is the right number for this space – good dynamics, intimate atmosphere
- The workshop topic had lots of structure, but also lots of room for exploration with many techniques that could be extended into individual work
This may be the new workshop model at Lyn Belisle Studio. Let me know if you have a small group who might like to spend a day with me making art.
In the meantime, I’ll be teaching a “Postcards to Myself” workshop at the San Antonio Art League on Sunday, August 29th as a fundraiser and introduction to the Art League. I’ll put the details up this weekend and post it on Monday.
Special thanks to all of the teachers who worked with me yesterday – art education is in good hands with you to guide and mentor creative kids!