Working with children and young adults as an art teacher is one of my favorite things to do, but having summers off has always been a wonderful perk, plus a time to teach in an alternative way, at home, by the shore, by the woods…with a more relaxed time frame. This summer I will be teaching one week-long workshop as well as private lessons. The workshops I run have a general focus on being mindful of the moment either when creating, reacting, hiking…whatever one is doing. There are no cell phones allowed, to help everyone stay present and focused on what is happening in the air around them. Participants should come with the intention to learn new things, to be active and still….both can be wonderfully invigorating!
Last weekend I had the opportunity to place some of my oil paintings in a stunning garden for the Branford Garden Club and Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA) “Art in the Garden” event, it was a real pleasure to sit and listen to the running water, to feel the breeze, to see the beautiful colors and textures-what a delightful day!