Some of the completed pieces are on display in the following image galleries:
A panorama including the beautiful gallery to the left and the outdoor amphitheatre. All the buildings are connected by boardwalks through the lush greenery.
The director, Steve Aimone, consulting with another artist. He visited each student a couple of times a day to delve into their explorations with them and facilitate their progress. Aya and I had taken his week-long course in Abstract Expressionist Drawing back in November, 2012.
Portable wall sections greatly increased the useable studio area. The warm air and natural light made ideal working conditions.
We had 24-hour access to the studios, and I was usually in there from about 5 am, stopping only for meals.
Each artist had to present a “contract” outlining their plan for the week’s work. On the last day, we revisited that contract when we presented a selection of our pieces. It’s a very good way to get specific when you have such a great opportunity to work with concentration over many days.