During ARTember in Airdrie the library hosted our first adult art workshop which I was excited to teach. I'm always amazed how each person brings their own original style to their work even though our goal is all similar. One thing I learned years ago is that, like our personal signature or fingerprints, our artwork is unique. I wish we could stop being so hard on ourselves (yes I am guilty of this, too), our appearance, our personalities, our form of creativity and just allow ourselves to play without judgement. I am a believer that there is beauty in imperfection...and what is perfection in any case? And that is the beauty of creativity.
Next month we'll be sharing the skills and talents of western artist Gary Giesbrecht who will be sharing a simple horse drawing technique. I always learn something new whenever we have a different artist leading the workshops...it's interesting that though each of us may draw or paint, we all have our own way of doing things. And I love seeing the spark in someone's eyes when something is presented in a new way, in a way that makes sense to them.
AIRdirondack Art Project