Construction / Abstraction with Sue Benner

Another fun week with Sue Benner exploring constructing abstractions!

Sue is an excellent teacher – shares her techniques with the detail needed. She encourages students to work with their own inner spirit. I always say the food is the best meals I get all year! This was one of the best weeks ever at HRVAWorkshops. You folks do it RIGHT.” – Carol N.

Class was fabulous – Sue was awesome – class participants were unbelievable – kind, giving, sharing, etc. The vegetarians meals for me were suburb – five star quality!” – Marty M.

Sue is one of the most sharing, patient instructors anyone could hope for. The food was so great – thank goodness I requested small portions!” – JoLee T.

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Emerging Style with Cynthia Corbin

Cynthia is a great teacher! She tries to bring out the best in each person’s work. My work improved a lot and I have techniques for getting started on new ideas at home. I’m extremely glad I came to this workshop.” Laura L.

Cynthia was amazing, the best teacher I’ve ever had. I’m already signed up to come back to her class in 2016.” Kathy N.

Cynthia Corbin, the marvelous artist from Washington, graciously stepped in to teach a 5-day workshop when the previously scheduled instructor had to bow out. Everyone in the class was blown away with the insight, knowledge, and teaching ability exhibited by Cynthia. In fact, one student who stayed over from Cynthia’s workshop to Sue Benner’s workshop then next week, raved about her so much that 5 people signed up immediately for Cynthia’s workshop with us next year in October 2016. Cynthia had daily assignments for the class to get them thinking about design, composition, color, and value while working to discover their own style. IMG 3571
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These are just a small selection of works from the students. I wish I could have been busier with the camera to capture the growth of each artist during the week, but I was busy in the office! As one person said, Cynthia was able to immediate assess where a student was in their path as an artist and to give them the encouragement and guidance they needed so that by the end of the 5 days of class everyone was feeling confident in their direction and filled with ideas for future pieces. IMG 3570 IMG 3572