We are students for life, no matter what our vocation. To hone our skills many professions require regular continued education and even without a mandate a conscientious professional will seek out opportunities as a matter of growth. For artists that continued education often takes the form of workshops where we select from a field of other professional artists whose technique we admire and/or who are renowned instructors.
I had just such an opportunity in June of this year to study with Aaron Schuerr in the Paradise Valley of Montana. He promised plenty of personal time, demonstrations, great scenery and a supper meal that he would cook. Boy did he deliver. For five days we met in the morning, at one of the spots he had picked, and painted, broke for lunch, and painted, broke for a couple hours in the afternoon, and painted into the evening. I was absolutely thrilled with our instruction and the intensive week of painting.
The twelve students were a great bunch of artists and, I think, equally appreciative of Aaron's teaching. Aaron put the miles on getting around to each of us as we were spread out in different locations over a few acres! He really should have been wearing a pedometer. Demonstrations were held daily (and sometimes twice daily) in both oil and pastel. On the last evening, Aaron and his family served a wonderful supper for all of the participants - delicious spaghetti with venison meatballs and homemade marinara. He will host this workshop again at the end of June 2016 and I would highly recommend attending.
Aaron is a talented, hard working, and dedicated artist with a warm personality and a heart of gold. Check out his work and get the workshop schedule here www.aaronschuerr.com .
Now go paint.
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