Saturday, May 31, 2008

Michael De Meng Weekend part 1
















Left VT on Friday afternoon, after a 1 and 1/2 hours ordeal of getting the summer tires put on the car ( in VT you could probably leave the studded snows on till july- it felt cold enough to snow on thursday that's for sure.) made it to absolutely everything, in topsfield mass in a little under 3 1/2 hours. just in time for "paint like mike class." the first class in my three day weekend with Michael de Meng.






i, of course, left my black and white at home on my desk, and had to buy two more tubes of paint (so much for good packing.) But Michael taught us some great painting techniques. Which was way cool.
Finished with the class, i found my hotel which was a huge challenge, and prepped up some rusted altoid tins. i have my work cut out for me for the next month. i need to make a ton of pieces before the stowe street art fest in july.

today was assemblage with transparencies. michael is a great teacher. he is funny, friendly, very approachable. he makes the process, every accessible. his critic session at the end of the class was fair, insightful and comprehensive. i was very impressed.




i was a little nervous, but very focused and just ploughed through the class. i am so happy with the piece a made. i hope the inspiration stays with me when i get home.

a group of us, including michael, went out for dinner after class tonight. what a hoot! can't wait till tomorrow!

7 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

Love what you've created. I took a class with Michael when he was here in Oz, he's a fabulous teacher.

Evie said...

These pieces are terrific - no wonder you're pleased!! Would love to take a class with Michael if he ever gets to Scotland...

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

I am so jealous! I am very happy for you!!!

artbeth67 said...

AMAZING, AMAZING work!!! I would love to take a class of his sometime. I've only heard great things about his classes. Thanks for sharing :)

Jane said...

Awesome work! You were so lucky to take his class. I wanted to sign up, but didn't act fast enough! Thanks so much for writing about it!

Alphaneenee said...

Wow, what great pieces you created. I am such a fan of Micheal's, but have not had the chance to take a class yet. You should be very pleased with your creations.

~*~Patty said...

WOW ~ this piece is brilliant!!!