Quiet Calm, 2011, Jo-Ann Sanborn
Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x36"
The list of classes at the Marco Island Center for the Arts has been posted on their new website. There's still a few kinks to work out, but you'll be able to see the options and to sign up right there!
I'll be leading a critique class in November. I say leading, because that's what I really believe critique is about. Critique is about options.
You may have painted the best possible painting, but along the way you've made choices. Once choice leads to another, and sometimes the focus of the painting is lost as well. We'll review the principles of art, and explore successful innovation. We'll have fun, and talk a lot of art with plenty of time for painting, too. There won't be instruction in any special medium so you can choose your own. You can sign up for my critique class here.
I'm really excited about the quality of some of the workshop instructors this year.
One of my favorites is artist Dreama Tolle Perry. She and her partner host the delightful radio talk show Artists Helping Artists, and she's the author of several books as well. Dreama walked into my studio last year and used my clear over-the door- shoe holder turned paint storage as a hint for artists on her show!
Her work is colorful, cheerful, and heartwarming. She'll be teaching a three day workshop on Marco Island in January. You can sign up for her class either on the Art Center's website or from Dreama's workshop page. In any case, sign up early as she will only take 15 students and many of her other locations have already sold out!
Continuing to learn is important to an artist, otherwise we get stale.
Think about expanding your horizons and challenging yourself with a class or workshop. You have something to look forward to, and you'll be pleased with the results!