Looking back (2015) looking ahead (2016)

As I get ready to announce our new schedule for 2016 (tomorrow!),  I first wanted to take a moment and reflect on all that we (all the artists/students who work here) have accomplished in 2015. Sometimes it feels like there’s never enough time to do everything we want to do, but looking back I realize we actually did a lot! As I scan through photos from this last year, I am reminded of all the great classes, workshops, and events; numerous mosaic workshops, two figure sculpture weekends, classes in pysanky , watercolor, leaf casting, photography, and calligraphy. Also, summer mini camps for kids, student front gallery shows, opening parties, the Rappcats mural project, the RAAC Art Tour (including Candace Clough’s cat couch -an event in and of itself!), Tom’s weekly painting and drawing sessions, kids’ workshops and lessons. Each of these events and happenings contain a wealth of great moments of discovery (and of course, a little frustration at times too, it goes with the territory). It is truly amazing though to think about how much creativity has flowed through this place! Best of all is the sense of community that has developed while we work and create together-aaaand now I am going to get emotional.  Tom and I love having the studio here in Flint Hill, and we are so grateful for all of you, who come and participate, making it the wonderful place that it is: a place to work, to learn, to make and share our art.

So, here we are, New Year’s Eve 2015.   Cheers to you and yours. We should drink a toast (alcoholic or otherwise) to all of our future creative endeavors. Let’s go 2016.

New Schedule is up! HERE (more info to be added later)

 

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2 thoughts on “Looking back (2015) looking ahead (2016)

  1. Thank you Kerrie and Tom for making this space available as well as making it a safe place to be our true artistic selves 🙂 :). I look forward to more wonderful classes in 2016! Happy New Year!
    Pat Reid

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