Learning by Doing

“We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way.” John Holt That’s what I love about art workshops. Teachers—at least the good ones—demonstrate things they’ve learned and then let you explore on your own. Rosie Huart, who taught “gestural mark-making” at Art of the Carolinas this…

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Thanks to Marty Baird

This is one of my most precious treasures: a painting commissioned by my mother for my father’s 65th birthday. The artist, Paul Giovonopolis, started with the photo (second to last row, second to left column) and reproduced it in the style of well-known artists. That doesn’t mean I know who…

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