Thursday, May 1, 2014

Why a Weekend Workshop?

Image is glass staining
(painting on glass traditionally)
by Mary Hunt

"Many of us wish we were more creative.  Many of us sense we are more creative, but unable to effectively tap that creativity.  Our dreams elude us.  Our lives feel somehow flat.  Often, we have great ideas, wonderful dreams, but are unable to actualize them for ourselves. " quote from Julie Cameron.

Enter a workshop!. 
Why a three day workshop?
Because, given 3 full days of a workshop allows for you to better absorb the contents of the class information.  Taking a class for 6 weeks, 2 hours each week, stop and go 6-8 times, plus it takes about 15-30 minutes to rewarm to the subject at hand~ LOSING precious time that could be LEARNING what is being offered.

3 FULL DAY workshop~ 6-8 weeks 2 hour class~ it is the SAME thing, and LESS expensive! BUT you learn MORE!

The Workshop Retreat the Stagecoach Gallery is hosting in Platte, SD July 25,26,27 with The opening EVENT on July 24th, has decided on its DEADLINE  for signing up for this amazing experience!
JUNE 21 2014
Remember  there are ONLY 8 students per each instructor.  You choose from 4 established artisans of 4 different fields. 
Photography, Pastel Painting, Watercolor Painting, Painting on Glass
Chad Phillips~ ~ is giving instruction and assistance to 8 individuals who wish to learn their method (camera) for capturing pictures.  Your camera phone, your point and shoot, or that fancy camera,  they all have so many apps and dials... (be it digital or film!)
all of these methods of picture taking will do the job but, don't you want to learn how to capture those photos to make the most memorable documentations of your lives that is possible.
Learn to step outside your comfort zone and embrace photography in whole different way.
You bring YOUR camera.
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3 FULL days~$375
Chris Cernetisch~ ~ is giving the workshop for 8 individuals who want to learn more from their exploration of a most tricky medium or who have never tried pastels but have a desire to.  She takes the guess work out of the equation and helps to guide you through the process to gain you better success.  This is a mysterious medium and when done properly affords the individual with such rewards.
There will be a list of materials for you to supply yourself with and bring to class
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3FULL days ~$375
Bonnie Brahms ~  ~ is giving a workshop for 8 individuals looking forward to working with water, color, and paper.  She is going to move you through this process taking all the wonder away to give you a successful exploration of the medium.
There will be a list of materials to supply yourself with to bring to class.
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3 FULL days~ $375
Mary Hunt~ ~ is giving a workshop for 8 individuals who like to learn new processes and enjoy learning about a lost and dying art. 
Also, for the individual who already likes to work with glass who wants to expand their learning.
This is a Traditional Method that dates to the Egyptian Era. 
There are not many places in the USA where you can learn this process. 
Most of them IF you can find a place, are on the West or East coast.  At a MUCH HIGHER fee!
At one time Mary was one of a handful, (like 10) qualified to be sought after for staining glass in this method.  Collected by Museums and has several panels of work in many churches throughout the country. 
Learning this process will open you up and enlighten your senses.  Even if you do not work in glass, or do not intend to ~this class will help immensely with Value. 
The project you finish, if you can not finish it on your own and do not want to learn how to, Mary can finish it out for you, into a box or a panel.
ALL the materials and kiln firings are provided in the fee.~ 3 FULL days $435
A thought for the frugal~ this comprehensive FULL workshop would cost a LOT more if tutored, or taking the class for 6 weeks.
In my experience, a workshop like this a person will learn the most because it flows all the way through, not stopping to get picked up again next time, retaining MORE!
ALL the lessons learned in ANY of the 4 classes will help in any art area.  Learn a NEW process.
If you work in say oils already~ take a pastel~class and become recharged and inspired.
You either found another way to express yourself, or what you learn in this class might help you in the oils.  All mediums feed off each other!
Are you "looking" for way to bring clarity to your day, or help to bring you a hobby, EXPLORE!!! take a class!!!!
So, make your decision on which class and contact Mary to sign up!
DO NOT keep putting this off, as it seems to be in peoples nature to do.
This opportunity is rare, and in many of your own back yards.
How easy to attend this class living in the state or the area...I have 2 people coming from VA! to take advantage of this amazing offering.
I keep hearing "we WANT classes",  We want to KNOW a set time for class, these are the classes that are most requested! DO YOU REEEAAALLLYYYY want them?
thank you


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