We still haven’t come up with an ‘official’ title for the play-date we had here on Saturday afternoon – we’re informally calling it a “Round Table”… but by any name, it was a success! Here is some of the feedback from participants… We will definitely offer this again, and truly hope you’ll join us! What a way to spark your creative fire!
Hi good people of art I’m sending this note as a follow up to yesterday’s event at Art Central and to express my most enthusiastic thanks to Art Central for hosting the gathering. I knew the session was good when I realized the time was over and I wanted to stay longer. I also made a couple of strokes I think will be useful in story telling and I hope to continue in a series.
I want to thank you furnishing the materials, especially the Portuguese compressed graphite.
Thanks again. – Ed
The art round table this afternoon was such fun! We drew everything from cityscapes to hot air balloons to peacocks. I enjoyed trying out all the colored pencils, pens and markers and I learned what a waterbrush is. But the most fun was seeing each person’s sense of humor emerge in the drawings we were passing around. Even a tourist who stopped by to see the gallery sat down and joined in the fun.
This play date was a great idea! I hope you plan more.
Thanks, Etty, for hosting the artist round-table play date. I had so much fun meeting the other artists and getting to play together. It was super interesting to watch the art pages evolve as each artist added their own spin to what was already on the page. There was no telling how each “masterpiece” was going to end up. Everyone kept the judgement and expectations at bay and just went with the flow. Each alotted drawing segment seemed to grow shorter than the last as we progressed – We were getting so absorbed in our work! It was sure a lot of fun. I found it inspiring to get in there and do something new. I really, really hope we can do it again. For anyone regretting that they missed the playdate, I highly recommend jumping in on any future chances to participate.
I’d like to thank Art Central for organizing and hosting last Saturday’s round table. I found the experience provided a fresh perspective. Since the work was a collaborative effort, I was able to be impartial to the outcome. Limited to the implements on the table I could not rely on my go-to techniques. I had to improvise, adding to the page before me. I felt absorbed in the moment, free from judging my last stroke or fulfilling my expectation for the piece.
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Sunday’s ‘Mandala Workshop’ was wonderful – & we’ll be offering it again in June!
And… a private ‘Art Party’ on Friday… lots of laughs, lots of fun!