Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The most amazing students











If you have been following along with my blog, you know I am a full time artist livin' the gypsy life schlepping my wares from city to city on the Art Fair circuit. You also know that I occasionally teach classes, mainly in my studio. Now let me tell you - teaching at Artfest is big time. For me, it was like leaping right into the fire and my oh my what a sweet fire it was. There were 600 people there, give or take a few, all simply champing at the bit to play and make art. The energy was palpable.
I had 24 students in my class and we worked on Claybord. As you can see from these photos, they were brilliant. I wanted to show them all, but alas, I'm a painter, not a photographer so some of the pics didn't come out right.





I think my student's work speaks for itself though, I mean just look at these pictures!!! They were all just amazing and I am so proud of the art they made. What a wonderful experience - I feel completely fulfilled on every level.



As a teacher and a student, all I have to say is ARTFEST R-O-C-K-S!!!!
I hopehopehope to teach again next year, so stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed for me. In the meantime, I gotta go make some art cause I have a show coming up in 10 days. Luckily I am a mass of creative artistic energy right now, all inspired and ready to work.




PS.......I am so sorry I didn't get to see much of Show and Tell. I got caught up in town trying to beg the art store (thanks Mark!!) to mail a package for me. By the time I got back, it was winding down. But thanks to those of you who shared your art. I saw some gorgeous stuff.

12 comments:

  1. I saw your work at vendor night and LOVED it! So I too hope you teach next year because it will be first on my list. The pictures from your class are wonderful!
    Have fun creating!

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  2. Everything is fabulous. I drooled over them all at Artfest and hope to be able to take a class from you someday.

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  3. Wow! Eureka! You certainly struck gold with your students. It's very obvious your teaching inspired them and awakened the contemporary artist in each and every one of them.
    Congrats, my friend. I had no doubt your AF teaching gig would be a success!

    Deb

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  4. Man oh man- I wanted to take your class before, now more so-

    also I got a piece of your art at vendor night- this is the first piece of art my partner has ever said to me "you could hang that other in the living room" normally she doesnt dig the art I buy and I put it in my studio in the basement. Hope you teach this class again next year!

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  5. WOW if thats what your students are doing I want you as my teacher. How are they doing all that yummy stuff?

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  6. love it love it love it!

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  7. Congratulations!
    I loved this post.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  8. This looks like tons of fun. Would you ever consider offering distance classes?

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  9. Your students produced some incredible work, Mary Beth. You should be really proud. :) Shari

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  10. Hi Mary Beth,
    This post is so incredible - your student's artwork is amazing - a real testament to your teaching. How thrilling that you had the time of your life at Artfest! I am so happy for you!!

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my book.

    Cheers to you!

    Susan
    xoxo

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  12. Thanks for posting the classwork. I really enjoyed taking the class from you. I came home and promptly ordered more clayboard.

    Pamela

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