An unexpected victory happened last week, I was elected President of the Burbank Art Association for 2010-11. I'm not sure exactly what that means yet so I'm holding off on any major celebrating. I'm excited and somewhat terrified to face this new challenge.
A few weeks ago I decided to paint live at events with the intent of capturing the energy and spirit throughout rather than a static moment in time. The first occasion happened at the Inner Movement Chiropractic Wellness Center where my artwork is on display on the walls already. They hosted a Health and Wellness Expo and I brought my own paints and easel as well as art supplies for others to use to create. It was an amazing learning experience! I enjoyed it very much, and celebrate it as a success, even though the painting that I did (below) will probably end up being painted over. I am greatly looking forward to the next event which is a wedding and party in July.
The second most popular question caught me off guard, and that was, Do you teach classes? It may be because I had art supplies out for people to use caused people to think I taught. I answered that I am an art advocate not an art teacher. However, it really made me curious. I wondered, have these people looked at my artwork? What do they think I could teach them?
After some consideration I feel certain I can allow and encourage people to explore the joy of squishing acrylic paint around! Is that something that could be a class? This past year I have been learning so very much about acrylic paint. I have the lofty goal of becoming a master acrylic painter. With the help of Rheni Tauchid's book "New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook", which is FANTASTIC, I believe I could teach a class on the basics of acrylic, and that would be exceedingly helpful.
I have never considered myself a teacher so it is a milestone for me to even contemplate teaching a class. I believe that teaching is an art in itself. I will let that idea roll around awhile in my brain. Any comments you could share about teaching or taking classes would be appreciated.
I'd like to thank my Mom for reading all of my blog posts this year and being my biggest fan. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read through any of my ramblings this year. Cheers to you! Ya'll come back now, ya hear!