So, listen, I have always thought it would be nice to get a group of people together and draw in a lovely place. You could call it a class, a workshop, a mildly dirty weekend ( if you are sloppy with your ink) , whatever you want, but it could be fun if I could ever get it together.
It seems I finally have.
Last fall I was contacted by Arthur Samuelson, a lovely man who is the director of the Rowe Camp and Conference Center in the Berkshires in Massachusetts and asked if I might want to come up and do a workshop there in late spring. It does seem like the perfect place to spend some time together drawing and so I have agreed to do it on the weekend of May 31- June 2.
It is an accesible place but also remote enough to be a proper get-away. And what I really like is how affordable it is, room and boardwise — they even are willing to price things according to need, so I hope you can manage it.
It will be a three day event, from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. We will get together on Friday evening, I will talk a bit and discuss a plan for the weekend. And I will show examples from my journal collection. Then you can thumb through em (and hopefully share some of your own). After a good breakfast on Saturday we will set out to draw in the woods, the lake, and the small town nearby. In the evening, we’ll sit around together and share journals and stories. Then on Sunday we’ll do some more drawing and writing and scatter home after lunch.
I will post a lot more about it very soon but just wanted to get the word out now so you can make plans a reserve a place (I think the number of attendees may be limited). This is my first time doing such a thing so if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
Even if you have NEVER drawn before, please consider joining us. I will be fun and not at all traumatic, I promise! I really hope you can come.