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This is a continuation of my last blog post featuring student / artists from my class on acrylic new methods and mediums that was recently held at Government House, Regina and inspired by their 8.5 acres of Edwardian Gardens.
… is not one of my typical students. Most are happy to gain a new skill and spend some leisure time enjoying that hobby, but Debbie wants to dive in and paint every spare second she can. She has been a fairly regular student at my Grumbacher beginner and intermediate acrylic classes at Michaels Craft Store, Regina. When I let her know about my workshops at Government House and how she could learn about specialty mediums and expressive methods she was enthusiastically signed up for both full day workshops. I thinking while spending those days painting in the shade of that beautiful garden on Dewdney Ave. in Regina she was bit by a bug. A desire to paint even more.
In July I worked in the Moose Mountain Artists’ Colony, painting and teaching art classes. To my surprise there was Debbie! When a ex-journalist now blogger paid one of my classes a visit, he jokingly referred to her as my groupie : ) It sure is rewarding to have such a devoted, enthusiastic student who is eager to soak up all that I will share. It makes all the hard work and prep worth it! Thank you Debbie for being such a supporter of what I do and for being willing to try all that I teach you. See you Sat. Aug. 31st in Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan! I will once again be there as Guest Artist in Residence and will be teaching a sold out workshop for the Maple Creek Art Guild, “Using Your Sketchbook as a Tool to Creativity.”