On the 2nd of November I held a painting class workshop in Zwolle. A friend asked me to help him improve his painting, and I asked him: why not gather a bunch of people and I'll give a worshop? And so he did!
I have done small workshops, demo's, etc before, but a workshop like this, this was just the second time. Even though I am pretty confident, I made sure to get a decent preparation to give the students exacly what they need and expect from this class. But also, I would be focussed to see what I could improve for a next time.
The students arrived (fairly) on time, and immmediately there was a very friendly, cozy ambiance where jokes flowed freely, but also focus for some serious learning. And exactly that was happening abundantly!
It was great fun and very satisfying to see everyone really growing in confidence and skill. After the workshop I was very much assured that this group would continue to grow very fast after this point.
Sometimes one just needs a push over a certain speedbump, where he cannot get over himself. I just gave a hand to get over that, and now the learning is up to them.
A next workshop is already in planning. On saturday November 16th I will join Peter Zuidgeest (Scar's Miniature Madness) to do a combo workshop on airbrush and brushworks in Eindhoven (Netherlands). We may not get enough participants to have it continue this time, so if you are willing to join, do so now! Check out THIS LINK for more information.