(above photo: Old Soul by Mixed Media Artist Joanna Grant)
Artful Gathering Instructor's are creative educators who share a passion for living and loving art. Colorful threads of their life's work and practice are woven into everything they teach.
There are years of self-taught experience, trial and error and formal training behind every artist. In every life of every artist there comes a mentor, a teacher, a friend or even a stranger who inspires them to believe in their art.
Encouragement is as valuable as learning a technique or a process. Without that encouragement, some children will grow up and lose their imagination. As adults they will forget that all human beings are born to create from their imagination. Maybe, without someone to inspire them, the greatest artists of all time would have become shop keepers or dentists.It's never too late to find your passion.
The world needs artists to guide us, encourage us, teach us, and to set free our wings, because the world is a better place when it is filled with the fruits of our imagination.
We hope you will enjoy meeting this year's Artful Instructors!