Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Teaching at Hudson River Valley Art Workshops

The former Carriage House – now the studio – at Hudson River Valley Art Workshops.
I taught last week (Aug. 15-19) at Hudson River Valley Art Workshops in Greenville, New York (near Albany). This is the second time I’ve taught there; I really love having five days with students, because everyone is able to dig deep into their work and get a lot done under my supervision. The Greenville Arms is a grand old inn run by fiber artist Kim LaPolla and her husband Mark, a chef and chocolatier. During most of the year, they run artists’ workshops and retreats – oil, acrylic, watercolor, fiber arts and quilting – and bring in fabulous teachers. 

My room, with a quilt made by Kim!


You stay in the Inn, or in one of the other buildings with guest rooms, and have 24-hour access to a large, well-lit, well-equipped studio. You eat amazing gourmet meals and chocolate, and you hang out with fellow artists. It’s fabulous.


The Greenville Arms 1889 Inn

I covered wholecloth painting, fusible applique and thread sketching. Some students concentrated more on one than another, and some worked on large pieces, but all made substantial progress, and a few went home with a piece or two nearly completed. I thoroughly enjoyed this group!

My students did amazing work. Want to see? 







8 comments:

  1. Beautiful art work ! Someday maybe ...

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  2. This looks amazing! I get to go this Saturday!

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  3. Still working on my leaves. I am adding more leaves that are thread painted like I learned from Nancy Prince. I made fabric with my thread scraps to use as shadows on some of the leaves. I also added some intense ink on a few leaves. Having a great time experimenting. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and smiles . Ruth

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    1. So glad you are experimenting and having fun, Ruth! I loved having you in class.

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  4. i love how in your teaching you are imparting on some folks the art of SEEing through your art work and workshops. That is a biggie for those who can absorb. Beautiful student work, they are just beaming!

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  5. I am still amazed at how my painted day lily turned out. I never thought I could paint. This is a totally new option for me. I am now working on the background for my fusible appliqué of the green bottles on the windowsill. I loved being able to keep working, stopping only for a cookie, a coffee, a gourmet meal, a conversation, or even a little sleep. I learned so much as I worked on my own pieces and also listened to how Susan guided all of us with our individual projects.

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    1. I'm thrilled that you are so happy with your results. Your pieces are wonderful!

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