Playing to a standing-room-only crowd . . ., well, standing at least, Karen Rosasco enthralled her audience and set their minds spinning with endless possibilities.
Here are some of the comments of the students:
“Fantastic – more than i could absorb!” ** “Karen’s an excellent teacher and I learned techniques that are, and will be, useful in the future.” ** Karen is superb!” ** “I heard that Karen is an experienced teacher and very organized – she was! I learned a lot from her and am signed up already for her class next year.” ** “Karen is a firm yet gentle teacher who sees the systems that add up to powerful art compositions and clearly communicates how to use them.” ** “Karen is an excellent instructor and a joy to know.”
Mother Nature smiled on Tony van Hasselt’s workshop last week! Even though rain and thunderstorms were predicted for the entire week, the class was able to enjoy painting outdoors on all of their planned days.
The first day, after the morning lecture, Tony took the group out by the pool for a demo.
Mark and David working at keeping the pool sparkling.
Displaying another kind of sparkle is the beautiful Korean Dogwood by the front driveway.
The roses and the climates on the flowering fence provided lots of local color.
And speaking of color, one night yummy chicken jambalaya was on the menu!
On another outing, the class went to the historic town of Rensselaerville. This town is always a favorite with the painting groups because there are so many interesting subjects.
It was a wonderful week and the dinnertime story readings and singing performances made it totally special and memorable.