Shannon, Anna, Claudia Post, Amber and Lydia
Claudia Post commented on:I have been a teacher of art and mentor for over 40 yrs. It is one of the most fulfilling endeavors I have done in my life. To share my knowledge, perceptions, philosophies, art experiences over the years, to teach academic fine art, drawing and painting and to teach students to see their world differently and to learn the unique vocabulary of art is exciting and so gratifying. I have evolved over the years of teaching into a true mentor and use an atelier method (apprentice) in which to instruct. I teach all ages of gifted or talented people and bring each of them to a place where they realize that being an artist is not just a profession but a way of life! When the student finally accepts the fact that they are an Artist and it means looking at the world differently and being creative with their lives 24 hours each day. It is not 9 to 5pm and how much salary you make. IT IS A LIFESTYLE. I have found it to be a most profound and healing lifestyle to be an artist. It is a way of expressing one's feelings about what they see. IT IS SO HEALTHY AND REWARDING. The skills, methods, drawing and painting principles, mediums to work with, the practice of eye hand coordination and the understanding of just what side of the brain is used for this creative activity and how to exercise it to nurture it and accomplish goals. It has gotten me through life's challenged, struggles, unexpected happenings and tragedies and has given me self worth, a purpose in life, and respect and a release as well as a way to make a living. I teach my students these things and watch just what they evolve into as artists. I have trained many fine artists and have inspired them to go their own individual ways . I have sent many to art colleges, on professional paths and have seen then flourish in their artistic lives. To share all my art experiences, art skills and art theories and philosophies is my gift to give and leave behind for others. I love the arts and all of the arts are related: dancing, choreography, musicians, composers, writers, sculptors , photographers, etc etc. It is so important in our lives to have these many various arts to leave behind our trace and evidence of our human spiritual existence. I could go on forever talking, sharing and discussing art and the arts . YES TEACHING IS PARAMOUNT AND SHARING THE ARTS SO IMPORTANT AND HAS BEEN FOR ME A LIFETIME OF TRUE FULFILLMENT. Claudia Post , Master Pastelist and Portrait painter and fine artist and mentor
Passing on art traditions
Passing on art traditions
This is a small demo in my technique to begin drawing in pastel. The girls took the photos step by step just to see my lines, my process, my thinking, the build up and my
What great promise in her skill!
* I will be writing more about my Atelier program in future blogs