Sunday, 18 May 2008

Great class

What a great group of ladies attended my Altered book workshop at the Artistic Journey Retreat, here in Melbourne. They were all so enthusiastic. It was the start of the four day retreat with other teachers being Jacky from Artistic Journey, Nina Bagley, Misty Mawn and Traci Bautista, what a fabulous line up of tutors and I was lucky enough to be among them.

Shirley came all the way from WA to attend, it's wonderful to see how far people will travel to help make it such a great event. Shirley was wonderful too, she bought one of my necklaces on vendor night. She also created some beautiful work. Shirley's colour combinations were divine.

Julia created some lovely work and really stretched herself as she's used to creating in more subdued colours. The style I teach though can still be adapted to paler or sepia colours.

Jacky created a mixed bag of work from darker colour to the brights, her work was lovely, some of her beautiful pages almost had a patchwork style.

Dot is used to working with lots of colour as her beautiful pages show. Her work definitely has her style stamped on it.
Even her darker pages had a lovely tapestry quality about them.

Rebecca came all the way from Canberra, along with a friend to help look after her nine month old son while she attended classes. That's a true friend. Rebecca's work was stunning, she used a beautiful Italian nature book and utilized some of the existing images beautifully.

Finally a group shot. It was the start of a fabulous four days. I'm sorry Rebecca and Shirley, I don't have your blog details, if you have blogs let me know and I'll link them.
More to follow.


Judy Wise said...

What a wonderful time, I can see it in your faces. Beautiful work, a nice time out with friends, what could be better? Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy said...

Way to go Ro!!!
They all look like very happy little Vegemites! Nice to see a photo of you too. Glad it all went so well.

Dawnie said...

How fantastic to see pics of my gal pals Shirl, Dot and Jacky whilst they are ARTING IT UP !
Fabo work girls and looking forward to hearing all about it. Thankyou Ro for sharing and wish I was there.

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro,
Thanks once again for the "Ro" experience...I was so looking forward to it, and it was just what I hoped it would be...
You are a thoughtful and generous teacher with your knowledge and skills... xxx

rivergardenstudio said...

Someday I hope to take a class from you, the photo's are great! Roxanne

Gail said...

The class looks to have gone really well Ro congratulation on another job well.

Jacky said...

What a fantastic class !!!! Ro I just had the best time in your class and was sooooo pleased with the pages I created (varied as they were). You are a very talented teacher and have that special touch of making us all feel at ease.
FUN class and I will definately be looking to do another when I have the opportunity.
Wonderful Art Retreat !

Sam Marshall said...

Fantastic, Ro!!! Everyone looks so thrilled with what they've made.

Dot said...

Thanks for a wonderful class Ro!! I had a lovely time. You are a great teacher and a warm and beautiful woman. You have reignited my love of collage (yay).

Rebecca Vavic said...

I loved your class, I learnt SO MUCH, you have inspired me and I gained much more than I imagined from your class.

Thanks for all you taught me... and the lift home LOL!

Bek xo

Marilyn Rock said...

Ro; your class looks wonderful! Love the spreads your students did! Much fun and creativity! I so wish I could have been there. Thanks for sharing this.

Steph said...

Great post ! Congratulations to the teacher and her students!

Maria said...

Hi Ro,
(My emails aren't working at the moment)
Your earrings arrived this morning straight to my door! The delivery lady said they probably took a bit longer due to the public holidays (we had an extra one for our show on Friday).

Thank you so much! I LOVE them & not to mention the gorgeous wrapping! I will make use of the wrapping & ribbon.

Once again THANK YOU, Ro :-)
PS Congrats on your fabulous workshop! Beautiful work done by everyone :-)

Gaby Bee. said...

What a fun workshop. Everyone looks very happy. Love the spreads your students did. Beautiful work.
Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Ro! What a fabulous class!! Well done and great art!! Sounds like you got Dot back on the collage track!!!!!

P.S I haven't taken my earrings off since they arrived!!! LOve them!!!!

mcdc3s said...

It looks like the class was a huge success. I am so glad you posted a peek at everyones work. It is so interesting to see the choices everyone makes... the combinations. I can certainly understand why people would travel far to come to one of your workshops. Thank you for sharing the results.

sharon young said...

What fabulous work your girls achieved, they were so lucky to have the chance for such a wonderful retreat.

Jen Crossley said...

Your class looks amazing I know a few girls told me you were a wonderful teacher,Proud of you Ro.So glad to catch up with you if only for a short time

Karen Cole said...

You must certainly be an inspiration to these women, Ro. The work that happens in your class is amazing.

You all look so happy.

Someday.....I know there will be a transporter invented and we can work together.

Rest up.

Julie H said...

Dot has mailed me about what a wonderful teacher you are,and how much she enjoyed your class. I am so thrilled to see Dot, Jacky and Shirl' - all buddies of mine - there with you.

Their pages look fantastic! I am looking forward to Shirley heading south for some art time later in the year but am sure I will here about her time at Retreat before then.

m said...

i LOVE their pages!
any chances you're coming to Britain anytime soon? :)

notmassproduced said...

Just popping by to say thanks for the comment on my blog. i love your work and it seems we have quite a bit in common as I teach mixed media and jewellery making too! Love your work and will visit again :o)