Monday, July 04, 2011

Art Fest!

Good news! The classes I proposed to teach at Art Fest were accepted! I worked on the proposals for a month, making samples, writing descriptions and photographing the pieces. I enjoyed the process, but it was a little stressful wondering if the workshops would be chosen.

Art Fest is an annual retreat that takes place at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA in the spring. People travel from all over the world to attend the workshops taught by well known artists and craftsmen from a variety of fields. The workshops range in skill levels and techniques, but focus on new ideas. You don't have to be talented, or professional - just willing to learn and to enjoy the company of other creative people. I attended as a student a few years ago and had an amazing time! I met lots of wonderful people and really loved the location, a beautiful small town 40 miles north of Seattle, nestled right on the Puget Sound. The other, perhaps best thing, about Art Fest, is the encouraging enviroment to experiment with new materials and ideas. Its very nourishing to the spirit to just play, with no expectations to make great art, or sellable products, which can be stressful and limiting.

I'm extremely pleased to teach again at this prestigious event! I am also very happy that my brother Andrew will be assisting my workshops! We work very well together and I think folks will be happy to have both of us there sharing information. I am so looking forward to Art Fest this year!

8 comments:

Alice said...

Congratulations! I know your class will be well attended. It's great Andrew can be there too!

Our family has traveled a lot, but one of the few states we have not been able to visit is Washington State. I'll bet it is lovely.

Kathy Van Kleeck said...

WooHoo - kudos to you! Always a great time for sure and PT is such a special place. You and Andrew will be a great team and I know your classes will fill straight away.

Cynthia Thornton said...

Hey, thanks! I hope they do fill up! Its fun just being there, especially visiting my buddies!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

These look magnificent!!! Would love to see your collection of butterflies with these - sounds great to be able to do that double take...

Joan Tucker said...

Cynthia, I live in Olympia WA and have attended artfest; you will be a great addition to event and wowie Andrew too. congrats, Joan Tucker

My Life Under the Bus said...

Congratulations! I soooo need to win Lotto! All the good stuff happens waaaaaaaaaaay over on the other side of the continent!You'll be fantastic!

mjsee said...

Hmmmm...maybe I'll be able to swing some time off work next spring. (Spring is our busiest season at the Garden Center.) I'm so pleased that your courses were accepted! They all look fascinating.

Shaiha said...

I so have to come up with the money to attend. I have always wanted to join in the fun since it is local and this just gives me even more incentive.