Fun adventures in learning art
As many of you may know I am self taught meaning I have no college degrees in art. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t had art teachers. In the next few posts I’m going to share some of my more enjoyable learning adventures in art. A great treasure in LA County is St. Andrews Abbey in Valyermo. They have Artists Retreats twice a year. Not much instruction but a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful place to make art and meet other Artists. I am fortunate to have gotten to go to one. I am signed up for the one in November but it was moved from the Spring one because of the Virus. They are the home of the famous ceramics. A wonderful used book store and a gift shop. You do not have to be Catholic to go but you do have to obey rules like silence for part of the day, no pets, no drugs, etc. You are welcome to attend Mass or not. The food is wonderful and you eat with the Monks and Priests. The Bobcat fire parted and went around leaving it unscathed but heavily burned around it. The Devils Punch Bowl was burned completely. You in the past could go from the Abbey there to paint and draw. It always sells out so if COVID ever leaves us sign up early if you want to attend. And it is very reasonable. Sharing two sketches I made.
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