Wednesday, June 22, 2016
In the past 2 years, watercolor has taken me on a new path to teaching. I've been giving classes at the Wantagh Public Library and will do so again this Fall. I had no idea how much I was going to enjoy it! The students have been amazing in their enthusiasm and hard work. In a class with between 8 and 15 students, I make time to share information and demonstrate to the group, but my favorite part is going around and working one-on-one with each of them. I try to make this happen at least 3 times with each student during the 3 hour class. It is so rewarding when you see the hidden talent that people have no idea they possess. I love when I stay after to help a student by demonstrating a technique that will take them further with their work, then I look up and realize that several other students stayed to watch and learn! Totally gratifying!!!
This award recently earned at the BACCA (Babylon Citizens Council of the Arts) juried art show. I did not 'ribbon' (via the judge) but was very honored that Babylon's Town Supervisor, Rich Schaffer, chooses one painting out of about 300 works and gives his own award!