I’ve been thinking about teaching a one week workshop this summer, mainly because a dear old friend has resurfaced in my life with plans to start a series of summer art workshops in Palmer, Alaska. This event caused me to reminisce about the importance of good classes and teachers in my own career.
Teaching is not new to me, I was a member of the adjunct faculty for Prince William Sound Community College, and the University of Alaska for many years. But it has been a long, long time since I’ve stood at the front of a classroom of eager students. I enjoyed teaching, but found that it was almost impossible for me to make a living from my art and find the time to teach.
Here is a list of the courses I’ve taught; Art 161 Design, Art 105 Beginning Drawing, Art 160 Appreciation, Art 212 Beginning Watercolor Painting, Art 213 Beginning Painting, Art 231 Watercolor, Art 205 Intermediate Drawing, Art 313 Intermediate Painting, Art 305 Advanced Drawing, Art 392 Business of Art, and Art 418 Education.
My workshop will meet all day July 14-18, lunch included. It will be held at a beautiful lodge in the foothills of Hatcher Pass, with overnight accommodations available for out of town students. The class will spend several mornings out-of-doors with sketchbooks and cameras to gather research in some of Palmer’s most beautiful gardens, then paint indoors during the afternoon. Acrylic paint and/or watercolor are both acceptable. More information will be posted on my website as soon as it is available.
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Gail Niebrugge, Original acrylic paintings