It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Power of Writing

Yesterday I was observing one of our classes: Creative Hand Lettering for the Garden Sketchbook and Botanical Artworks. I deeply regretted that I decided earlier not have enough time to participate in the whole 5-week course. It was amazing to feel the creative joy in that class. Renee’s students didn’t want to go home.
The skills obtained in this class are applicable for your everyday life: letters, greeting cards, journals, = everything where you need a pen (Image on the right by T. Stoneburner). I did sign up to a related course: Nature Illuminated, also taught by Renee.

This week I visited The Paul J. Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA. If you happen to be in LA, please try to visit that museum. The Getty Center sits on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains and you can view not only the city of LA but also the Pacific Ocean and the San Gabriel Mountains. The scenery is stunning.There is no entrance fee, and the collections are beautiful. They also have an excellent exhibit about Illuminated Manuscripts (until April 20, 2008).

The Getty Museum’s Central Garden is famous for its beauty, and the overall landscaping at the Museum grounds is a source and model for the higher education in landscape architecture nationwide.
For more information and registration for The Nature Illuminated (08WBI540), please click here.

(from Joris Hoefnagel: Nature Illuminated)

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