Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Workshop Queries

What Should I Teach, and How?

I am getting inundated with requests to teach. Since I take the vocation, or avocation, of teaching seriously, I'll be carefully planning my first pastel workshops. There is a potential venue opening for me in Spokane, but I'll be going forward with plans in case I need to increase the reach of the workshops. Many possibilities beckon, including using technology to offer non-residence sessions.

Please vote the poll in my left hand column if you have opinions about pastel workshops in general. What is your favorite feature of a workshop? Thanks!


Lor Lor said...

Go fot it Casey!
I have learnt a lot from you about pastels over these last few months.
I think you would be great.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Lorraine!

Gesa said...

Casey, this sounds so good! As Lorraine says - your blogs are great resources for people interested in colour theory and pastel, and I'm sure your approach to the blogs translates very well into teaching. I'm with you with regards to the commitment good paedagogy requires and that it has to be taken serious.
All the best for it. I've been thinking of you also, and send you all my best wishes!

Angela Fehr said...

I'd love to learn pastel - I've done a couple of portrait drawings with pastel but I'd love to learn a more painterly approach.

When I teach a watercolor class I always lean strongest toward teaching technique. My first watercolor workshop was weak on technique and focused on looseness and creativity and as a new artist, what I needed to was to learn what watercolors were capable of and what my options were to gain the effect I wanted. It totally depends too upon your students' skill levels.

Thanks for visiting my blog BTW - I love meeting other artists online!

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Casey- just wanted to mention that I love this photo! The countryside looks wonderful and then I noticed the cat sitting there-very amusing!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Deborah. The cat, "Spooky" and I are in front of the barn in this photo.

Good to meet Angela, who is a neighbor to the north.