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Note to Self!

A little while back I was teaching painting to seniors. Some of the students hadn’t held a brush since they were little kids and they were hesitant to start with their artwork.
They were wondering what was expected of them, as they didn’t want to mess with the utensils they were provided with and make mistakes.
When we established that messing around was part of what we were doing in class, they managed to drop their fears and plunged into the experience – with beautiful outcomes.
I am working creatively (almost) every day and still I experience those moments of being totally paralyzed, not sure what is expected of me, not wanting to make mistakes.
Therefore note to self: Get to it, be messy, enjoy the experience and don’t be afraid of not meeting expectations! Who knows maybe the outcome is going to be just beautiful…

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Illustrating Picture Books Workshop

It was the last day of the Illustrating Picture Books workshop at Trout Lake Community Center yesterday.
I am very proud of my students. They came up with fun stories about little boys and girls, cats and dogs! They mapped them out in story board format and made little dummies after playing with sequence and layout.
Everyone developed charming characters. After playing with different styles and mediums, colour and different perspectives, they are coming alive.

I am wising everyone great fun with finishing their projects!

Starting on April 22., there will be a new 8-week-course offered at the Trout Lake Community Center. The course description will be posted soon here, on Trout Lakes Program page.