These are crazy times aren’t they? How are you managing? I’m Zooming! What a great medium. It shouldn’t work but it does and it does it brilliantly. This summer I attended a zoom workshop with a mentor of mine who is based in Florence. I have been to workshops with him every year for the last decade and this year his summer masterclass was head and shoulders over anything I have been to before.
I also attended a fascinating zoom workshop with Kathleen Speranza and Graydon Parrish. This was a 2 handed workshop combining Kathleens elegant and ethereal rose paintings and Graydon’s in depth knowledge of colour mixing.
Regularly dipping in and out of other classes keeps me on my toes which is needed when you’re teaching.
Zoom works because the participant hears everything, every question, and every answer. The student isn’t only absorbing information about their own work they’re also following other student’s projects. It’s possible to demonstrate and show close up techniques through screen sharing and we can also stop half way for a virtual cup of coffee.
Zoom is a great way of staying connected and I’ve made some lovely friends through the art classes. We are working and producing as well as meeting up, exchanging ideas and catching up with eachothers lives over that virtual cup of coffee. 🙂