Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Art of the Carolinas wrapped up on Sunday afternoon in North Raleigh, NC. The event was busy and offered over 40 instructors teaching a WIDE range of classes. I was blessed to work with three of great folks. Rocky Alexander is a NC resident. She teaches a variety of classes and workshops in NC. It was an amazing experince to have her demonstrating in the Richeson booth for three days. She taught me amazing things about our Richeson Oils I did not know!
Stephen Quiller flew in from Creede Colorado to teach Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Steve is an amazing instructor and an incredible painter. The students ALWAYS rave about his classes. Over the four days he taught watercolor, watermedia, use of color and casein. I truly hated to say good bye to our friend at the end. However, I know as much as Steve loves teaching, he was REALLY excited about going home to Creede and an early snow!
Brenda Mattson taught classes all four days also. Brenda does work with pastel that most painters only dream about! In addition Brenda taught a collage class and mixed media class. It has been exciting watching Brenda expand her teaching into the other areas! In between classes Brenda helped me in the booth. I truly don't know what I would have done without Brenda's help in the booth!
If you get a chance to attend this show next year we would love to see you!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This week I have been in North Carolina at preparing for the Art of the Carolinas Show. For anyone who is not familiar with this event, it is a great way to take classes and see what's new in Art Materials.
My good friend Stephen Quiller is here this week teaching a variety of classes over a four day period. We tease him and refer to him as "The Maestro". He truly is an amazing painter and teacher. My dream is to one day have the time to take classes from Steve instead of always being a spectator.
To learn more about Steve and his work go to www.quillergallery.com
Sunday, November 8, 2009
David is not part of the family business. Some days I think it shows HE is the smart one!
Wednesday I head to Raleigh for the Art of the Carolinas Show. If you happen to be in the Raleigh area, consider stopping in Friday, saturday or Sunday to see. us. We are the the North Raleigh Hilton.
My good friend Steve Quiller will be teaching classes in water media. Still plenty of time to register! He is an amazing instructor.
Hope to see you there!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday was Set Up day for the Pasadena Learning and Product Show. It always amazes me how things look before all the booths are set up and ready for the artists. It looks like an impossible task! There is skid after skid of product waiting for the vendors to transform the space into a beautiful high energy store for the artists to shop.
This particular event has a long history in Pasadena. Started in the late 1970's by the Blacher Brothers. At that time the show was known as Tools of the Trade. The purpose of the show was to give artists a chance to try and experience product they may not be familiar with.
Tomorrow - pictures of the show after set up,