Saturday: Ladies With Class…Painting Class, That Is.

16 Mar

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
― Albert Einstein
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I had the pleasure of teaching a painting class at Art on the Veranda in downtown McKinney this afternoon. Our goal was to paint two wine glasses after an hour or so of practicing different single stroke painting techniques. I demonstrated several examples of flowers, leaves, vines, etc. before we started to practice. The four ladies in the class had never painted with this method, and honestly, I have to say, they were amazing. See for yourself…
(It also helps to have a wonderful teacher. That would be me…ha…ha…)

I agree with Mr. Einstein. I really don’t teach my pupils, I provide the conditions, give them a few tips, show them some examples, and hold their hands along the way. Really, I hold their hands. They double load their brush , then I guide their hand so they can feel the angle and pressure of each stroke. You’d be surprised how helpful that is. I’ve never had a student that wasn’t more than thrilled with their finished artwork, especially the novices. A few more pictures. Aren’t they great?

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Everyone was so quiet, but having fun.

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Debbie loved her “yellow rose of Texas” wine glasses and bottle.

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Anna was a natural. I told her she could teach the next class.

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Trudy was practicing her wine pouring skills. Very nice. Don’t spill.

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Linda painted some lovely flowers. When they were on the table next to my examples, I couldn’t tell which were hers or mine. Beautiful.

I had a great time, but you know what I love the best about these classes? I love the proud smile that everyone has when they hold up their work for the photo op. I know a few ladies who will be enjoying a glass of wine a little bit more than usual.

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One Response to “Saturday: Ladies With Class…Painting Class, That Is.”

  1. Brenda March 20, 2014 at 3:32 am #

    What are you going to make in those empty bottles? Be cordial now. LOL

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