Yesterday I attended a workshop on making jewelry from Precious Metal Clay (PMC). I had no experience using this material. I had not worked with jewelry design for years. It was a full day and I left the workshop with two pendants and a lot of satisfaction.
As I reflected on the day, I thought about what I had experienced as a learner. Based on my own thirty-five years of teaching art and working with K-12 learners I considered my list of characteristics of a good learner.
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The Sargent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was an amazing collection of society portraits that captured the friends and fellow artists of Sargent’s time. As I walked around the Met I felt like I was flipping through the pages of People magazine, only from the late 1880s. The exhibition was the “Who’s Who” of Sargent’s world.
It was an amazing retrospect of Sargent’s portraits. I was very touched by Sargent’s sharing something of his sitter’s personality.
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