The most recent workshop held in my studio was based on Autumnal Colours. Or at least the majority of those attending drew on the richness of those colours in order to create their artist's book. One decided her focus was going to be on purple and blue. This was because one of my exemplars was based on those colours and it appealed to her. This is what it is all about though, finding the key to allow others to free up and be happy.
It certainly pays to have lots of examples to hand as it makes for a very interesting session when the attendees pick something different to do. The three hours, an increase from two, still passed by all too quickly. It was a very sociable and supportive session with all chatting away, learning from each other - sharing ideas and offering a helping hand.
What was especially lovely was that they went away with artworks in hand feeling inspired. Supportive and complimentary comments were left on evaluation sheets and follow up messages informed me as to what happened to their artworks on getting home and what future creations they would like to do. Doesn't get any better than that!
Carol E Duff