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12 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
This week my regular painting classes resume, but this past weekend I taught my first workshop of the year. About 15 years ago I developed and started teaching the "Art for Non-Artists" workshop. I designed it specifically for total beginners. I meet many adults who would love to try their hand at art, but believe they are not artistic because of something that may have stopped them. Often we give up somewhere in elementary school then continue to believe we don't have what it takes. But truly everyone can learn to paint if they are given some direction and practice. I especially like to teach beginners because it opens the door to a whole new world of art and seeing the beauty of the world for them. Something they didn't think was possible is now available to enrich their lives.
Below is a photo from the end of the one day workshop I taught on Saturday. A past student of mine, Robin, came back again to share the workshop with her niece Susanne. A very special way to spend a day of fun and learning together!