September 28, 2010
Margaret Dyer was here at the end of August teach a 3-day workshop on pastel figures. Margaret is always a very popular instructor. She had just taught for us the previous year, but all the students clamored for a repeat so we quickly added Margaret to our 2010 schedule.
The next class up was with Judi Betts. Judi is such a delight to have here. Her enthusiasm and passion for her art is contagious!
Another fun/challenging exercise was when Judi surprized everyone with a male nude model! Ok, the male in question was our Dalmatian, Hudson.
The last time Judi had taught here, Hudson had been a puppy and was slightly less energetic! This time Judi said he was the wiggliest model she’s every worked with.
If was a fun class and several of the students, who have attended many of our workshops, said that Judi was a really wonderful and generous teacher, in fact they said that she was “Xtraordinary”! (Judi’s website is Xtraordinaryart.com.)
Judi Bett’s will also be returning in 2012 to teach another 5-day watercolor workshop.
Maybe we can find a less wiggly male nude model by then!