Finally, Daydream Becomes Reality
Daydreams are the constant companions of an artist. I’m sure you’ve had your share of them. Without them there would be no creativity at all. Some of my daydreams include an art retreat on the banks of the Tennessee River, writing a book for artists, and teaching some courses. Until now, all of this has been relegated to the back burner, mostly due to inertia on my part.
But not any more. Soon I’ll be teaching acrylic painting classes in my studio, once a week for eight weeks. Which day of the week they are will depend on the best choice for the first two students who have already signed up. Once that’s decided, I’ll advertise it more widely in the area. As far as I’m concerned, just the three of us can proceed with no problem. But I can accommodate possibly four more.
The only obstacle is cleaning out the studio . . . again! Does it ever end? I already know the answer to that. I have new folding tables and plenty of chairs. And just last week I ordered six new table easels, which were delivered pretty fast from Art Supply Warehouse. These table easels are wonderful — very well made and sturdy, and will accommodate a canvas up to 25″ in height.
A few weeks ago I mentioned that these classes would soon start. I had feedback from some of you about how to approach the structure of the classes. I feel it really depends on the experience level of the students. I don’t want to limit enrollment to a certain experience level, and I don’t want to insult anyone’s intelligence by making them too elementary. Perhaps I will do a few exercises with them to see where everyone is. I have so much I want to share — above all, enthusiasm for painting. It’s going to be great fun!