Friday, June 08, 2007

Today I went to the ESSA end of session reception. The classes this week were life drawing, water color, hand-built pottery, and woodturning. When I arrived at the reception, the room was full of students and admirers and the sound level was over the top. Such enthusiasm! Students displayed and shared their best works to the admiration of friends and community. Each student took a chance on trying something new and exploring and expanding their relationship to material and its transformation. Each was rewarded by the feelings of satisfaction that arise when best effort has been applied and concrete results are attained. You could say that the room was full of art, but there was more... The students were filled with the pride of their accomplishments.

I am preparing and packing my bags for travel to Los Angeles on Sunday where I'll teach Box Making at William Ng's School of Woodworking June 11-15. I may be able to post some photos along the way. Check in, but if you don't find anything new posted, dig through the archives listed by month at right. You will find plenty there to keep you thinking about your hands. You will also find a link to ESSA, The Eureka Springs School of the Arts Sign up for something and join us this summer for learning and growth through your own hands.

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