hello Sweet T & friends!
Happy day to you! I have to admit to being “secret jealous” as Tina would say of all the beautiful photography on the many blogs I read. I decided it was time to stop drooling and do something about improving my own. Although I have taken several photography classes in the past, it has literally been YEARS and SO MUCH has changed since then.
My sweet husband gifted me the most AMAZING, fancy-schmancy DSLR camera some time ago and although I get tons of compliments on it I have to say it totally intimidates me! So much so that I will either leave it on manual or revert back to my point and shoot camera. I KNOW there is SO much I can do creatively with this camera as well taking pictures for my online shop which I have sadly neglected. This is entirely do to my perfectionism and lack of knowledge with photography. (Please don’t judge the pictures of my artwork in the shop now~I had to start somewhere, right?)
Well, I made a decision to finally do something about my insecurities and signed up for a class with Brenda De Los Sanos at the Mystic Arts Center. I am beyond excited! Not only will my sweet love, Brett be taking the class with me, but two of my good friends will be as well! It should be 5 weeks of learning, creativity and FUN! I will look forward to sharing my work with you and hope you see an improvement!
Here are a few upcoming classes and workshops I will be teaching at MAC in case you are interested. SUPER EXCITED!!!
Fearless Sketch Journaling
Have creative block? Haven’t touched paint or drawn since kindergarten? Learn how to express yourself creatively with a sketch journal, even without prior drawing experience.
Monday, April 16
Develop a creative project you have in mind, or re-energize a series you wish to complete. Work in your choice of oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphite, collage or mixed media on the surface of your choice. Abstract or representational styles are welcome.
Tuesdays, 1pm – 4pm
May 8 – June 5
CHILDREN’S CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Painting and Drawing
Let literature inspire you. Create your own personal vision in paint based on Owl Moon by Jane Yolen.
Monday, April 23, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Scratch and Sketch
Scratch away the black coating on each page to reveal patterns, swirls, and holographic colors to make images appear like magic!
Monday, June 4, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Nature Art Camp
DPNC and Laura Gaffke
Join instructors and campers at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for three days perusing woods, ponds, and meadows- and for two days at the MAC studios to bring the wonders of the wild to canvas.
July 9 – 13 9am – 11:45am
Ages 7 – 10 Members $140 / Public $165
Call the Nature Center at 860.536.1216 to register