The Laws of Nature

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Painting Workshops: The Season Begins!



A brand new season of painting workshops will soon begin, and I’m ready to teach. Yippee!! For me, the season begins in May and ends in October. Venues are spread from coast to coast (California to Maine) and I’m always thrilled to work with new and returning students.

My lessons in painting match my personal philosophy: All great paintings begin with a great concept, and that concept must come uniquely from the individual artist! It’s all about helping my students find their own voice and then effectively expressing it in a way that’s technically masterful. It doesn’t matter to me which medium my students select, it only matters that they’re willing to engage in original and meaningful artmaking.
It’s taken me awhile to develop a good method for helping my students to find their own voice, but it really works. I challenge them to tap into their own relationships with the world around them and apply their intuition and imaginations to their interpretations. This means turning away from imitation and strict copying of photographs.

What I really love about teaching is witnessing how my students respond: lightbulbs turning on! I never grow tired of it, and am anxious to begin the new season. So, materials are being packed, airline tickets are being purchased, and anticipation builds as I look forward to working with a whole new batch of students.

If you’re interested in enrolling in one of my workshops, the schedule is listed here: www.kacartwright.com.

Come join us!

10 comments:

-Don said...

I would love to take part in one of your workshops. I just need the suffix to one of the cities you list to end in an NV. Oh well, maybe someday...

-Don

meera said...

All the best with the workshops --I love your personal philosophy on creating. Hope your hubby is recovering and you are back to full scale painting!!! Fascinating info in your post on starving artists :)

Susan Roux said...

You're going to be a traveling girl. I love it when people are truly inspired to do what they are doing. It shows through is all aspects of their lives. Have fun!

Robin said...

It's too soon for me to commit but I am keeping your summer dates fresh in my mind...

Dan Kent said...

There are protesters in Florida. Hear them? No I'm not talking about the budget.

"Flo-ri-da! Flo-ri-da! Flo-ri-da!"

"Where's our workshop?! Where's our workshop?!"

Good luck and have fun with your workshops - it sounds like you are ready to go after this tough period. It's great to hear!

PAMO said...

Oh, how I would love to come to one of your workshops! I completely agree that you have a great ability to help artists tap into their own voice. So exciting!

Mark Sheeky said...

Your philosophy it great. I wonder what techniques you use to help students find their voice. So many people at the start worry about technique and "how good" they are when it's what you say that matters, not how.

hw (hallie) farber said...

What lucky students!

Celeste Bergin said...

wow...you're going to be everywhere (except my part of the world!)--I would love to take your workshop--I know you are an outstanding teacher. (Hey, all you Katharine Cartwright students---you are lucky people!)

Nina Baldwin said...

Katharine,
sounds like a wonderful schedule...you will have to plan to parachute out of the plane when you're over Santa Fe or Albuquerque some time!