My five-day class at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, The Architecture of Memory, came to an end on Sunday afternoon. We played and futzed with our pieces in the morning, then took a break around noon to enjoy brunch at the on-site restaurant, Hands On Cafe.
People were madly finishing up their pieces before the final hanging and critique.
Then, it was time to critique each other's completed pieces. We were told not to use the word like or love when discussing a piece of art . . . do you know how difficult that is? Here is Deb and Deborah critiquing one of my pieces.
Pat Wheeler, our instructor, is an amazing artist and a sweet, gentle woman. Here is what she created during our five days together (yes, six pieces and one more big piece that is still in process and not quite wall worthy).
It was a good week and I'm going to miss making art all day and thinking about it all night. As a result of this workshop, both of my daughters have a new piece of art to hang in their homes AND my sister has commissioned me to make something large to hang above the fireplace in her living room!
I leave you with two photos Pat took - a close-up of my turn toward the wave piece and a close-up of a happy artist (Pat took this photo because I was wearing the necklace I had purchased from the OCAC gallery shop - her artist husband, J. Fred Woell, had created it!)