When I heard about the McKee Music Fest it presented an opportunity to do something I had wanted to do for years. McKee Park offered a beautiful setting with a backdrop of shaded woods and a stream for what was dubbed “Paint the Music” by organizers Demian and Tina Gover. A 5’ x 10’ canvas was stretched between two large trees and while the featured bands played, children, teens, and adults could wander back and paint in a beautiful outdoor setting. The canvas went through several transformations throughout the day, even being partially washed away by a downpour of rain. I teach workshops and I must say this was one of the most enjoyable painting events I’ve been part of. Relaxing, a beautiful setting, a unique painting experience, and I met some more great Jackson County neighbors!
Labels: Paint to Music
If you have ever wanted to try painting, but thought you couldn't paint, this is a great class to start with. We will be learning some really fun techniques and it's also a great class for adding new techniques if you are already a painter who is looking to add texture and variety to your artworks.
Check out all the other Berea Learnshops as well! There is an impressive variety of classes to choose from. Berea is a great place to spend several days with lots of shops to browse and places to eat.
“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
That is translated through you into action,
And, because there is ONLY ONE OF YOU in all time,
This expression is unique.
And, if you block it,
It will never exist through any other medium
And, be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is:
Nor how valuable it is: nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly,
To keep the channel open.”–Martha Graham