Workshops

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Furry Friends workshop with guest artist, Joanie Springer

September 28, 2019. 10-4

I am delighted to host a guest artist from California for a painting-our-pets class this fall. A life long friend, Joanie and I were craftspeople together in the 1970’s so this is a great reunion of our kindred spirits.
Joanie Springer is a professional artist and art instructor. She believes that life’s too short not to express your creativity and find your joy. Joanie is an exhibiting artist and teaches in Sonoma County, CA.

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I am thrilled at the opportunity to teach back East, especially in New England. My roots are in Western Upstate NY, and coming back “home” will be wonderful. I first met Jane decades ago, when we were both in Petaluma, CA and I wandered into a cute little gift shop on the main street. As beautiful and friendly then as she is now, she insisted we become friends, and indeed we did, and became inseparable due to our overflowing creativity and endless ideas to make this, that, or the other thing. Her dear mom, Flora Jane, was belovedly called “Flower Jane” by my two daughters. So many kids birthday parties, potions, projects later…..here we are in a later chapter of life, still creating at every turn, and now I am blessed to be invited to offer a workshop in Jane’s studio. (Can’t wait to see it!)

Creativity has always been a mainstay of my life journey – through music, theater and writing earlier on, but actually “becoming an artist” in the visual arts started late, I was 54! I always envisioned myself learning to paint one day, but on my 54th birthday I finally gave myself permission to take a little 4 week class, and That Was That! I haven’t stopped painting since, and though the teaching opportunities came as as such a surprise at first, teaching has become my first love, even more than exhibiting my art in galleries– I absolutely love to ignite the creative process in others. A deep well of creativity is inside absolutely Everyone! I truly believe that.

I look forward to meeting many of Jane’s artists, friends and colleagues at the workshop. See you in September.