Sunday, March 22, 2009

Need help and a give away!

OK, so, because I have a site meter, I know that you are reading my blog. Do you leave me comments so I know you are here? Rarely, with the exception of my friend Joanne, who always leaves me comments (and suprises me with goodies in the mail too!). Thanks Joanne! Anyway, since i know you are out there and visit my little blog, I need your thoughts. I want to begin putting together some classes to teach here locally. I would SOOOO appreciate some ideas. If you would take a moment and go to my flickr site, check out some of my work, and come back here leaving me a comment about (1) what you think would make a good class or (2) if you were here locally, what kind of class would you like to take from me based on the kind of art I do?

On Wednesday, March 25, I'll do a random drawing. The winner will have a choice of a goodie package or either fabric/fiber or ephemera OR a copy of The Artist's Way by Julie Cameron. Should you choose the goodie package, I'll taylor it to your specific taste! Remember to leave contact information. I monitor all my comments so if you want to participate but don't want any contact information put public, just tell me you'd like your comment kept private and I'll honor your request but you'll still get to be in the drawing. OK?

Thanks so much!

So, go look and start commenting! I NEED you!

39 comments:

Judy Whitehead said...

Angie, I have always been a fan of your watercolor paintings and would think a class in watercolors would go over wonderful! I know if I was close by, I'd take it in a heartbeat!!!!!

Good luck!

She said...

I would totally take a class in art quilting if that was offered locally!
maumauisginger(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue said...

Angie,
I think you should combine your faith and art. You did some commissions that I loved. Maybe it could be something in watercolor where they learn to use watercolors to interpret parts of their faith. Colors, textures, feelings, ideas....does this all sound too goofy?
Sue Trump
P.S. been thinking about you!

Judi said...

Hi Angie,
I love your mixed media work. I would love to try get a better feel for mixing painting, fabric and other items (beads!). I just don't seem to have the feel for mixing it up but really want to try and develop it. I've often thought "I need lessons from Angie!"

Maija said...

Hey! I comment all the time!
oxox

Adrienne's Art said...

Hi Angie! I've been reading your blog and thinking of you ...

If you are working on a teaching proposal, I guess what you teach almost depends on where you plan to teach?

Your watercolors are beautiful, but there are a lot of community and continuing education watercolor classes for adults.

However, I think if you combined your watercolor techniques with art journaling and even specifically your nature journal ... now that would be a unique, fun, interesting class!

If you are ever in need of art lesson plans for children, please contact me. Seriously, I have a 17-year accumulated arsenal of ideas and things I could send you.

Good luck!!!
Adrienne

Tiglizzyclone said...

I've been coming here off and on for about a year... since I won that beautiful fish art. Sometimes I comment, sometimes I don't. I would take classes in watercolor... if you were closer.

Joanne Huffman said...

I think you could offer watercolor/journal classes and gear them for different levels, like home schoolers, adults and seniors. I also think there might be a market for your fabric collages and books.

Joanne

christygrant said...

I think the watercolor journaling would be fun. It's got an impromptu feel about it and less formal and I think many people would feel less intimidated by that than a formal painting class. That's MY two cents.

Chaska said...

I like your watercolor journals very much. You could call it "Watercolor Sketching", perhaps Aim it either at beginners and concentrate on overcoming their fear, or structure it for more advanced students.

In terms of lack of comments, I have the same issue. Do YOU take the time to comment on blogs? If we want comments, we need to be doing that ourselves.

Aileen said...

I've always admired your watercolors. I think a class in watercolor/journaling would be a great combination.

Vicki said...

I would take a watercolor journaling class if it was a broad subject class and not focused on one area like nature, or faith or vacation. I take classes that I can learn techniques to use in other areas of my art.

Lisa Gallup said...

I love your watercolor journals. I sketch and I use watercolors a bit, but combining the two is hard for me. I think it'd be a great class!

Wabbit said...

The things I like best are the ones that incorporate fabric, painting, quilting, and beads. Seriously, I don't know of anyone in our area teaching mixed media using those, especially with the sewing machine added since Lilia Meredith moved away. You might consider developing a .pdf based online class too that you can teach multiple times per year, perhaps through Joggles or one of the other online venues that offer classes.

Lorrie said...

Hi Angie,

I came over from the Christian Paper Artists group. I think your art quilts are wonderful and you could certainly do a class teaching those. What really charmed me was your art journal. I think that would be another teaching opportunity. And I second the above commentor's idea of combining faith and art - so powerful.

Lorrie

Linda said...

I was going to say watercolor journals.... looks like just about everyone else thinks so, too! You draw a bunch of us to you that are into that! Isn't that wild! It was good to see you posting on CPA! We've missed you there. Yes, like someone else said...combine your faith and art. What about a watercolor prayer journal? I'd take a watercolor journal class!

Karen said...

Angie,
Your work is so amazing!! I spent a long time looking through all of your work. I think your quiltlets would make a wonderful class. I do live locally and would love to take a class from you!! Also your ? Oriental doll would be great!!
Karen K
Sun City AZ

The Backporch Artessa said...

Angie if I were in the area- I would BEG you to teach classes on the quiltlets and on the fabric postcard. Also the book with the fabric spine was fabulous. I also asked 3 of my coworkers who are class takers, to look with me, and they all said the same thing. (One also suggested you teaching a class about how to make a quilt journal.)

Brumille@yahoo.com said...

Although I loved your fabric book - your colors are GORGEOUS - if I were in the area, I would take a watercolor class - especially adding pen and ink. I loved your Fall Harvest series especially!
Vena

TextileTraveler said...

Watercolor painting, obviously. But I really like your watercolor journal pages. Why not teach a class in art journaling?

Vivian said...

I think you should teach a Watercolor paintings/journal class...your work is great!

Judy Alexander said...

I agree with the watercolor class. I have always wanted to take one. I also think fabric journaling and art quilt basics would do quilt well.

Debi Minter from WY said...

Let's see...
Your art is so fantastic. I should know cuz I own some! If I were in your area I would BEG you to teach a watercolor class, and combine it with your journal making knowledge. The few ideas about doing a mixed media class sharing your faith is another one I'd jump on in a heartbeat. A mixed media prayer journal using fabric, sketching, watercolors, fibers....who could ask for more??? Your fabric pages are wonderful !
HuGGs!
Debi

Bonnie Schulte said...

I also think a watercolor/journal
class would be so much fun. We all pretty much know how to journal, but adding a little extra something to pages, would be more fun to page through at a later date, when you have forgotten what the art looks like in your journal
bstoby@charter.net

Connie said...

ang- there are a zillion things you could teach! you could take a group to the botanical gardens to learn quick sketching and watercolor like you and Fran do. your journals, of course. bird or flower ink drawings with watercolor.
or healing gourds...your hands gourd still blows me away.....
or just a personal journal class with sketches.
i love how you see something with meaning for your life - personal life symbols - that you find on your walks and then draw into your journal with words that express the emotion or what is going on in your life. your sculpture is also a great example of making art that tells what is going on in your life and expressing it thru your art. doing healing art is a wonderful class...
connie

Carla said...

watercolour journaling is what caught my eye the most because it's different from many other classes I have seen offered. Or you could try a different angle and teach nature journaling, including the use of watercolours, fabrics etc.
Best of luck
c

Candyce said...

Nature journaling combining your water colors, drawing, fabric collage etc. Let people go. do you have a Botanical garden or park close by. Help people observe and interpret.

Elizabeth said...

I would stay away from the religious leaning in classes. That could really turn some folks off! Your watercolors are wonderful and I would go for Visual journaling classes or art Journaling- including fabric . If people are so inclined to include their own faith issues then they will.
Good luck and go for it!!
Elizabeth

Kangel811 said...

I would LOVE to take a class with you...either on Journals or water color. You paintings are lovely and contain the true soul of the artist.Having taught my craft, I know there are people that desperately want to learn a skill.Share yourself.....
Kathie

Phyllis said...

If I lived nearby I would take a fabric book or fabric postcard class from you in a flash! I have also wished that someone would teach an adult/child combination class - maybe the 'hand' book idea from your site. Parent or grandparent does a book using tracings of their hand and child does one of their hand - and then combine the two or make 2 books - one for each of them with some of the parent and some of the child's pages. I wish there were more parent/child art opportunities. PS - I loved the cover you did for our CPA Fruits of the Spirit book.

KAW Said The Krow said...

Angie, I love your fabric postcards, especially the use embellishments such as the leaves from silk flowers. I also love your watercolor. It is something I have always wanted to learn. Good luck with your classes.

Lizbethem said...

Illustrating quotes with water colours sounds like a great idea to me.

whymsicallotus said...

I think that you should teach a book making class! I love the books you did. Especially the prayer book. wow! I would definitely take a bookbinding class from you if I lived nearby.
Lotus
lootsvele@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

Angie, I'm so glad to see you are going to start teaching some classes! As most everyone said, your art is wonderful and inspiring. For me personally, the journal/watercolor/sketching would be first and then quiltlets and mixed media, though, honestly, I have no doubt that any classes you choose to teach will fill quickly! I'm excited to live close-by and eager to start taking your classes!!
Lynn

Halle said...

Angie--I'm giving you a blogger award. Please stop by my blog to collect it.

lindaablkb@yahoo.com said...

Your work is all fabulous! I absolutely love the watercolor journaling and think it would make a great class, but I would be the first to sign up to find out how you made your handmade books! Consider an online class, I would take it!
Linda B.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hi Angie,

You are so multi talented, it is difficult to give you any specifics without some further knowledge. If I knew where you wanted to teach, it would be much easier to give advice on what to focus on. You should know your target audience before requesting to teach a class, then tailor your lessons to them. I have to "assume" you would be allowed to teach anything, or you would not have left such an open ended request. I guess the short answer is, if there is a place where you could teach fabric and painting together, that would be wonderful.

I probably haven't been too helpful, but without knowing more, that is the best I can do.

Elizabeth in KS

Karen Owen said...

Hi, Angie! I thought I left comments here often, but maybe I don't do it enough. Hey, you are so talented, it's hard to pick what you could teach, but watercolor came to mind first followed by your art quilts. I bet that class would be very popular.

Hugs,
Karen

Ariana said...

I guess I have to agree with the majority - I think art/watercolor journaling would be the most fun class! :)