Wow what a wonderful place to hold a workshop! Carrie Moore Studios in Oregon City is every artist's dream. Carrie Moore, an artist, workshop facilitator and all around wonderful person has this amazing home and gorgeous studio out in the country in Oregon City. She has an ongoing workshop schedule that includes all kinds of options to keep the creatively inclined creating (http://carriemoorestudios.com/new-events/)! This week, 9 wonderful artists came from all over northern Oregon to gather for two days of inspiration and art making. The beautiful and tranquil surroundings certainly had their effect on all of us.
The first day everyone prepared their boards and created their paper clay work. I am always amazed at how well everyone does adapting to this new way of making art. You can see their unpainted clay work from Day One below. You can click on the images to see them larger.
On the second day, we added finishes and painted the clay work. Though not everyone finished their pieces, everyone got off to a great start. Some even began adding collage elements to their work. You can see their semi-completed works below...I am hoping they will send me pictures of their finished pieces so I can post them at the end of this page. You can click on the images to see them larger.
I want to thank all the wonderful people who took my workshop. It is always hard to end my classes because we become friends for to two full days, and then we part ways! But we always remain together in spirit...remembering how we all gain on so many levels when we come together to make art. Especially in such a beautiful place. Until we meet again my friends. Keep making art and making the world a better place.