Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More classes!

I had a couple more classes since the last post. I taught a Intro to Drawing course last Tuesday, and a Colored Pencil Workshop today. I still have some problems keeping the right pace in the class but today's class was phenomenal! We actually ran out of time! =) We got through drawing an apple though and I just had to share this one with you guys:

As you can see Sandra's apple ended up not being an apple, but more of a little face! We named it "Apple Boy" and I think it was the highlight of the whole class. I can't wait to see what she makes in my watercolor class next week! =)

So game plan here on out is just to do more planning. I planned the time frame of the class and it turned out great. I can't wait to keep teaching. I have another watercolor class next week and I think it'll go great. =)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Watercolor Samples

During my watercolor class and afterwards I had to make a lot of example cards to show techniques. Here are some of them together in case anyone wanted to see them. =) I'm happy with how the packaging material ones came out. I was pleasantly surprised at the watery look of the flat plastic packing sheets (top left).

I have another class today - drawing this time! - and I am feeling less than prepared. I still need to find a large pad of paper to draw examples on... maybe I can find a spare chalkboard here... hm.. also I wanted to have a handout at this one and I don't have one made yet. Maybe I can crank that out in the next hour I have left for prep? Wish me luck!

Koi Fish ATC Swap

A while back I joined an ATC swap over at doodleswap. It was their 10th round and there was no theme. I wanted to do something that worked together but stood alone pretty well, while still being somewhat easy to make. I ended up doing a koi fish "pond", where each card has a koi fish and some lily-pads on it. Here's what they look like all together:

 I hope everyone enjoyed the cards they got. I am thinking of joining the next doodle swap because I want to be challenged with a theme. It was surprisingly hard to come up with an idea from scratch.

Too many options can sometimes be more of a disadvantage when you can't make up your mind like me!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Watercolor Class

Watercolor Class went spectacular! It was short of perfect but it was my first class after all. I've planned a lot more classes from now til October and I hope a lot of people sign up. I'm especially excited for "Outdoors Watercolor" were I'll take people out of the store and down to our covered bridge and maybe the park for a while too. It'll be a real lesson in taking your paints to-go and painting what you see. It'll be gorgeous too since it'll be the first Saturday in October and all the leaves will be changing colors.

Here's some photos from my first class:

I had four students, SherRee took the class but was kind enough to take photos!

To see more info on my upcoming classes visit Wingdoodle.com and click on classes.