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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dog in Graphite Workshop

Last night I had the opportunity to give a workshop to members of the local Sudbury Art Club which I belong to. I have to say that I was thrilled and pleasantly surprised to see the room packed to capacity. The fact that I brought my dog Shayli along, (our live furry "model") might of had something do do with it (wink).

I relished observing my students, all so attentive and receptive to what I was saying; ready, willing and eager to learn all they could in this all-but-too-short 2hr session. The room was almost vibing with utmost concentration as everybody worked diligently on each task I put forth before them. It really was such a pleasure to share with them some of the techniques I use to bring my pencil work to "life".

I would like to think that last night's workshop might have stirred in them a renewed interest for the medium that is so often misunderstood or overlooked because of it's simplicity. Gauging from the smiles and expressions on my student's faces as they gaze upon their masterpieces, I think I might just have succeeded.
Photo courtesy Ray Thoms photography


  1. I only wish I had been there to pick up a few pointers.

  2. A great turn out Colette. Aren't those fun to do? But I am always glad when they are over.
    Thanks for the comment on my art blog