|Jane LaFazio, sharing one of the ten techniques we learned in her workshop.|
|Here I am at my worktable in Jane's workshop.|
Jane made herself available throughout, offering encouragement and constructive advice. I felt perfectly comfortable calling out, "Jane, help me fix this!" and she would come right to my aid.
|A fellow student at work. I enjoyed seeing the work spaces each artist carved out for herself.|
|Another fellow student at work. Don't we all look content?|
|My page from my work in the workshop.|
|A pencil sketch from a piece of nature.|
|A sample page from Jane's sketchbook.|
|A sample spread from Jane's sketchbook.|
|Student work spread out on the floor.|
|A little bit closer look and you can see the talent displayed over the course of the workshop.|
Jane is such an encouraging instructor, and an interesting person to talk to. One of the greatest pleasures of my weekend was having a chance to chat with her over coffee on Sunday morning as we awaited the start of our morning workshops. We talked about life and art, and she introduced me to her friend and roommate Helen Shafer Garcia, who was also teaching at CREATE. (Her workshop "Negative is Positively Painterly" was on my short list when I was making my selections; hopefully, I'll have a chance to learn from her at a future retreat!)
I have so much more to share with you: the Artists' Faire, my purchases and freebies, my other two workshops, and A GIVEAWAY! So be sure to come back by soon to hear the rest of the CREATE retreat story.