It's always good to try something new. I find that whenever I go out on a limb and open myself up to a new experience, I'm able to take that newness back to my own work. It adds a new--and sometimes much needed--facet to my process. Baby steps are good. Big, scary leaps can offer big rewards. You have to find the level of risk you're comfortable with...and then go for it.
For me, the latest new experience is going to be teaching a three part workshop on classical figure drawing techniques. I'm really happy to have this opportunity and can thank my good friend Derek Gundy and the great folks over at Artists' Edge for making it available to me. I teach art every day, at the high school level, so it may not seem like one of those big, scary leaps to teach a small workshop--but I'm expecting this to be a very different experience for me and I'm very excited to get it going.
I hope there are some of you out there that will see this workshop and think of it as an opportunity of your own. Is it a baby step? Maybe you used to draw all the time and want to shake some rust off and get back into it, with a little help. Maybe it's a leap of the big, scary variety--your first workshop, perhaps---NO IDEA what to expect! How cool is THAT?!!?
If you think this workshop might be a leap worth taking, for you, you can click here to head on over to the class page and sign up. There is limited space so you should reserve your spot early.
Monday, February 2, 2015