|'Oh to Be at the Beach' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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'We can dance in here now!" was the reaction from students when I rearranged my studio over the summer. All I did was shift my storage shelves to my outer studio. This gave me so much more space. I bought all new easels, tables and stools and spread them around the edges of the room. Now we have a dance floor!
Actually I make use of the extra space for lessons and demos. We now have a nice roomy area to pull up chairs for the demo. I open each class with a lesson and demo and now we don't have to cram into a tiny area. Also the flow is better in the room so it is easy for students to get around and see all the work. I love these sharing breaks that we can have now.
|An overview of my studio/classroom|
Having this extra room is great for private classes as well. I often do paint- alongs and this set up allows the student to see what I am doing as they follow along. Today I painted a beach/dune scene with a student. We each had a different photo but the lesson was focused on using a step by step method of completing a pastel painting. Join me as I explain what we did:
|My Demo easel with my cat Jennifur|
|The reference photo for my demo|
|Thumbnail and Block-in|
My student did a great job and I am looking forward to seeing what she paints next! I love sharing and doing pastel demos in my studio! I can't think of a better way to spend a morning!
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