I am an Art Teacher by day...not just a saving Jewelry Designer. :-)
Last weekend I got to enjoy a weekend out with a bunch of Art Teachers from around the state (NC). I had a great time learning lots of great things to utilize in my classroom as well as in my own Artistic endeavors.
My favorite workshops I attended (I loved them all but these two were my favs) were:
*I learned about Polymer clay and "Steampunkery" (very cool..can't wait to make/design my own beads and supplies to use in my jewelry; as well as, a lesson for my older students in the Art.)
*I also got a greater grasp of what Zentangle(r) is and where it came from and the process. Very fun and very "zen." I can totally use this in lots of cool lesson plans and I will find a way to use some of what I learned into my artistic self as well.
My favorite NON-workshop activity was simply walking around Downtown Raleigh at First Friday Night where there are TONS of Art Exhibits/Artists/Galleries, and so much more creative happenings. It is rejuvenating for the Art Teacher and Artist alike. This "walk" was so inspiring. When I got home...I picked up a pen and paper and have drawn at least one drawing each day. Something I haven't done for years. I DO design/create jewelry and macramé wall hangings but this is a bit different. So exciting to find my Artsy self again. Thank you State Art Conference! I look forward to going back again next year!
On my Own at home
Another attempt on my own at home
two samples that I learned in the Zentangle(r) workshop at the conference.
These were guided by the Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT(r))
Have a great day everyone!