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 ❀️

10 thoughts on “Summer is here πŸ˜ŽπŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸŒΊπŸ˜·

  1. Beautifully said! Thank you for offering so many options and opportunities!! You are resilient and adaptable, I admire your ability to navigate this new world. But mostly your ability to find the beauty everywhere and teach us to not just see it but to express it in our work!

  2. HI Laura …i would love to start up again. first a few questions – where will they be in the early part of the summer if we are outdoors? what is the time frame? I have a new puppy at home I find out on Monday if I am having hand surgery – can I let you know them?

    Thanks Linda Carlson sent from somewhere else

    On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 9:18 AM Barking Dog Studio wrote:

    > jizogarden posted: ” 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 li” >

  3. Hi Linda …we meet every Thursday from 10-1. $35 per session, pay as you go :). I announce the meeting place week by week via email. Hope your hand is ok and enjoy your new puppy 🐢

  4. This all sounds good Laura, smaller classes for he fall sound great. Depending on what is happening in the world I would like to come back for that. Whatever day you have space for me will be fine with me. I will probably be starting from scratch. I haven’t been too motivated during this time, it is sixteen weeks for me today, Yikes! Those chicks at Betsy’s looked very sweet. Stay well, and I hope to see you in the fall.

    On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 9:18 AM Barking Dog Studio wrote:

    > jizogarden posted: ” 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 li” >

    1. Morning Barbara,
      Glad to hear from you and also happy to hear that you would like to try the small class option if things remain quite in NY. You will easily fit in to either day. I will post the days soon so people can choose their day. Take good care of yourself πŸ™‚ xox Laura

  5. Wow Laura! A Chinese menu of options and choices as we pioneer this brave new pandemic world. I’d love to join your class again, but it’s a distance for me to consider from Ct.
    The video classes may work= not my first choice, but hey- we are all adapting. Keep me posted

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