Testimonials

 

I completed the Chautauqua online evaluation of your class and gave you 5 stars across all categories.  But I also wanted to tell you directly how much I enjoyed your class.  It was extremely worthwhile and fun!  You are an expert, motivating and caring instructor.  Thank you for a great experience.  (Aug. 2019).  

Sandra D.

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Great class this week (July 1-4, 2019).  I really enjoyed learning to paint with everyone!  I set up this mailing list for everyone to share their masterpieces.

Ray Y.

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Thoroughly enjoyed your course and picked up great tips and a new approach.  Wanted to share my latest (photos attached) using the course materials and a looser/faster capture of two lake scenes.  Hope you are here (at Chautauqua Institution) next summer and could take us “repeaters” to the next level.  That would be a real treat!  Thanks again for a terrific fun week!  (July 1-4, 2019)

Sharon H.

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Thank you so much for such a wonderful class this summer at Chautauqua.  It is one of my best experiences ever, and a special memory for Summer 2019.

Pamela B.

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It was an amazing day.  I learned so much and gained confidence in working with watercolors.  Thank you!  (October 2018).

Pam S.

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I like how it is so quick!  (23 July 2018)

Amy Z. 

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A WOW of a Workshop (1-2 Jun 2018)

Susan,

Thank you for a fantastic Pocket Sketching Workshop! You created a wonderful “package” of a class – perfect pace and timing of instruction in a studio – with elements of surprise! – plus off-site sketching in a new environment. It is obvious that you put a lot of thought and preparation into your workshop formula. At the beginning of the class you asked everyone what we expected to get out of it. My hope was to be better at art and to have fun – clearly, I achieved both! The course offered step-by-step instruction – each lesson built on the last. I learned about “the pen” and how to create a picture within 20-25 minutes – composition, contrast, form, proportion, colors, and more. Also, how to “capture” a scene, a person, in addition to cobbling things I like most. Your positive constructive input was valuable and welcomed as it helped me to know what to look for in my compositions as well as works by others. I appreciated the encouragement you extended to me and everyone in the class. With this workshop, I am confident doing PocketSketching – near and far from home. Your workshop was interesting, informative, inspirational, and – most of all-enjoyable!

Ann F.


… your very best quality [is] your discussion of each person’s work. [It] is so to the point, helpful (and kind). It’s so important…to acknowledge their efforts!…It shows the budding artist the true merit of their depiction. (July 1-2, 2018)

Caroline J-W.


…and the best thing is it is so much FUN!  (July 1-2, 2018)

Justina C.

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