Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I graduated college a couple of weeks ago, and will finish student teaching at the end of January. Even though my college semester is finished, I will stick with my high school students until the end of their semester. I graduated with a BS in art education, so I will be certified to teach art in the public schools. I'm looking forward to finishing my student teaching in the coming weeks, and getting back to painting and teaching painting workshops full time.
Speaking of workshops, I have a couple coming up:
February 6-8 I'll be teaching a values workshop at the Peninsula School. I have taught several three day workshops over the past few years, and my values workshop is the best that I do. It's not that my other workshops are bad, I put a ton of work into writing the curriculum, it's just that the study of values and composition are extra exciting to teach. Click here to for more info or to register.
Starting March 4th, I will be hosting a 6 week night drawing course at UW-Baraboo. The class is from 6:30-8:30 pm. I have taught several night classes at UW-Baraboo, but the last one was in 2011. I enjoy these multi-week night classes, because they are filled with people who I don't know yet, but am excited to meet. The drawing night class is a great time to get to know my teaching style and you can read more about it by clicking here.
I will also be teaching a plein air workshop in Cedarburg on May 3. I will write more about that workshop once the details have been finalized.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I have been busy preparing the Chicken Coop Studio for this years tour, which is October 18,19, &20. The Fall Art Tour is the longest running studio tour in Wisconsin and this year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary. It will be my third year on the tour and it is always a hilight of my autumn. There will be demonstrations at each studio which was always one of my favorite reasons to attend the tour in the years before I got onboard. fallarttour.com
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
While painting this yellow house, someone pulled up to talk to me, and blocked the driveway of the house across the street. Of course, the owner of the house came home as the gentleman was talking to me, and they were a little upset. I enjoy talking to people while painting, but please pull the car over in a decent spot!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
An old wooden boat painted under an overcast sky on the first night of the Door County Plein Air Festival. The boat is off of HWY A. I heard stories about painters being kicked off of the property, but managed to finish this one under the radar.