On Site Work
The big winner of the polling results for my workshop inquiry is the category "Teacher's Demo". A distant second is on site, or plein air, work.
Now, I want to refine this demo idea. What format should this take? Besides the traditional stand-in-front-of-a-class kind of demo, there are new and more convenient ways to do these things today. I looked on Wet Canvas for demo posts where I see photo series' with Works In Progress, and that also led me to You Tube demos.
What I didn't like about the You Tube vids was the sped up or truncated briefness of them. I valued more the ones where you see the artist and the ground, rather than a time lapse of the WIP.
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!
I am looking for this type of input, with specifics for what you like in a workshop. Any whiz bang suggestions for getting a complete artist's demo on the Internet? Thanks ahead of time!