May
12
2010

S.T.A.R.T. has Started! by Carissa Goldstein


After months of planning, the night had finally arrived. I tried to plan every detail ahead of time, but there came a moment when I just had to let it happen. The students showed up empty handed, ready to jump right in and play with the supplies that were included with the workshop. While jamming out to Paul Simon, the instructor, Samantha Donnelly, led them through different exercises and demonstrated several techniques including shading and perspective. After an hour or so of practice, the group was ready to tackle the still life Samantha had set up. Even though this was the first time some of them were tackling representational art, Samantha made it fun and they all had a good time. She took the time to go around the class and answer individual questions while they all worked at their own pace. The biggest complaint was that time passed too quickly!
This definitely helped to get me pumped about all the other classes I have planned. Knowing that people enjoyed the format of the class and the material covered, I am encouraged for the future. This series is also proving to be the perfect stepping stone to our full day workshops. Students left the class eager to sign up for longer drawing classes to learn more. It turns out they just needed a little push to get started!
Interested in finding out more about this program? Visit our website for detailed information on all the classes. For the month of February, we will have Thursday evening classes and then starting in March, I am adding a SECOND section per week. The new section will be on Monday mornings from 10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. You can also feel free to call me if you have questions! (919)876-6610. I can't wait to meet you!
Samantha Donnelly's Drawing

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