Summer is here πŸ˜ŽπŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸŒΊπŸ˜·

Rhinoceros Creek Preserve

So who ever thought there would be a summer like this…a world like this. As much as we have known about the possibility of a pandemic in our lifetime…until your in the middle of one….you have no idea what effect on life it has. I am so proud of New York and New Yorkers….so proud of how we have been so diligent and careful we have been and continue to be with each other. How we navigating this new strange life is a personal choice we all have to make and find some comfort in.

Each Thursday I am offering nature journaling for anyone who feels comfortable meeting outdoors with art and friends. If the weather is miserable the day will be changed. Out of respect or each other we will wear masks 😷. Each session is $35.

Thinking towards the Fall I am considering offering classes if the virus continues to diminish in NY…..like Cuomo “It depends of the numbers, it depends on the facts” πŸ˜‰ I am going to create smaller classes. Instead of 6 people in one class I am going to offer two weekday classes with 3-4 people per class. This way we can keep a larger distance between our drawing tables with a tables in the 4 corners of the room. I will continue to offer my Saturday class to my plein air group. We will remain painting outdoors into the fall….once it gets to chilly we will come back to the indoor class. The Saturday class will remain with existing members at 3-4 students. For those of you who still feel uncomfortable I will be offering an online option (see bellow).

Hopefully in time we can go back to our regular classes in time….but for now this seems to be the most comfortable option.

I will also continue to offer videos for those that don’t feel comfortable coming to the classroom. I will post the videos and then set up an online group conversation about the assignments. These videos take a long time to produce and you have been patiently watching my learning curve. Thank you for all the feedback it is helpful for future videos πŸ™‚ I will offer these online classes for $50 – this includes the video and two follow up 1 hour group meetings where I will review your work, you can ask questions and share with each other. You can also arrange private reviews online.

The other teaching option I will offer is a 1 hour private lesson at $50 and half hour for $25. We can meet together, bring in your art work for review and advice. This is can be arranged as a week by week lesson or just when you feel like you need to touch base. This can be done online or through emails where you can share images and I can give feedback .

The best thing about my space, even though it is small, it is not a public space. The only person that goes into that space is myself and occasionally Andrew. I will keep the air filters running and all surfaces wiped down carefully, including the sliding door handles.

So as the summer progresses we will all have a better idea of our confidence and feelings of safety…..when will we all feel truly safe….I look forward to that day whenever it comes.

So life goes on…and we all choose our way to navigate……stay safe and take care everyone ❀️