Yesterday I taught my first art class in St. Lucia, and it was lots of fun. It almost wasn’t though. I woke up in the morning to the sound of wind & rain (a tropical system coming through), and an e-mail that had me calling around to change the venue a few hours before the start time.
As I expected, a few people weren’t able to make it after all, but those who did seemed to have a good time. We started out on the porch – at a private residence in Cap Estate. I had asked everyone to bring in a drawing, that way I could see where they were at, and what they were interested in. We transferred the drawings to canvas & then went inside for me to demonstrate some techniques, and talk about the characteristics of acrylic paints.
While we were inside, the rain began again, so we decided to clear the table I was demonstrating at so that everyone could just sit there to paint.
Everyone came to the class with a different level of art experience, but that didn’t matter. Some were surprised at what they were able to produce. We didn’t have time to finish the paintings, even though we went over-time, but I wasn’t aiming for that. I was more interested in them learning some techniques in class, that they can use later.
At the next class we will address these paintings again – some of the artists plan on working on them further at home – then we will be starting something new.
I will be sending out an e-mail, to let them know what to bring in for the next class.
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Thanks to Maria, Leathon, Courtney, & Nancy for a great first class. I look forward to our next adventure!