Friday, May 09, 2008

Heart and Hand Retreat with Sandy Turner

Yesterday I returned home from Cambria, which is just a little north of San Luis Obispo. I had driven down on Sunday where I joined Sandy's retreat. There were four teachers and we had a grand time!

I had eight wonderful students in my class, Better Art by Design. I was a slave driver and made them create masterpieces in just minutes! They moaned, and they groaned, but they all did it.
We had a delightful three days working on the elements and principles of design. Half of one day was spent just on color. Each day they added more and more tools to their tool box. We finished up with the students doing the critiques so they could go back to their small groups and start something new for support. What fun!

Nancy with her board:
Sue with her board:

Joyce with her board:

Ann with her board:
Christine with her board:
Eileen with her board:
Joan with her board:
Lora with her board:
And then pictures of the two groups doing their critiques!
This class very graciously put up with my cold....I have had a return of the monster cold which I had in January and Feb. which lasted a month. I am now entering my third week of this...of course driving for two days and teaching for three days did not help...I came home and collapsed in bed...But they put up with my coughing and coughing! Thank you all!


Anonymous said...

What a talented group of students! And of course, a great teacher! I would love to take a class from you.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

I so enjoyed looking at each student's work. They did a marvellous job. I would like to take a class and will save up for one. The only thing is...while I have done a few quilts from others designs (well made them my own) I feel like an absolute newbie at anything involving imagination, creativity, colour and design. Would someone like me be best working on/exploring some art pieces having fun before attempting that sort of class?