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.


  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!

  2. Anonymous7:29 PM

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

  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!


  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!

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

  6. love it love it love it!

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

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

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

  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!


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



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