Thursday, October 22, 2015

AIY: New York Tour

Earlier this month, I taught a very special workshop at Art is You in Stamford, Connecticut. I spent 3 days with 20 creative souls, each of whom made their own Library of Memories. I will share more details about and images from the class in an upcoming blog post. For now, here are some details from their pieces in progress:




Day 1 started with a very special adventure: 50+ artists attending the retreat along with a small group of instructors headed into New York City for a day of shopping and inspiration.

A few of the participants at the Stamford Train Station

 Practicing -- just in case

On the train, with the excitement building

 First stop: Grand Central Station

 Searching through the hundreds of pens at Kinokuniya Bookstore

Outside of M&J Trimming

The long checkout line at Beads World

 Pit stop at Bryant Park

Back to shopping at Metalliferous, with hundreds of these bins filled with metal findings

Back in Stamford, bags in hand, heading to the workshop space to create

13 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a fine post!
You are a blessed art teacher = )

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the mini tour! Wasn't aware of a few of those stores and will definitely visit them next trip to NYC. What a lucky class to have such a great teacher. Enjoy!

Shelby Pizzarro said...

WOW! This is great. The best part is everyone looks like they are having a fantastic time. Learning + Fun = Creativity. And it shows! Have a great weekend.

elle said...

Awe! There is certainly a lot more to your show and tell!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

This trip must have been a lot of fun for the students. All the shops you visited in NY sound/look very tempting but I think my favorite would have been Metalliferous.

Bill said...

Too much wonderfulness for one post!

Jo Murray said...

That looks like FUN !!!!!

Kathleen Harrington said...

Wowee! It looks like you've got some very talented and fun students. You lucky, you!

Marit said...

Now that's a tour I would love to make *sigh*

angi eharis said...

Way too much fun! The perfect art retreat I dream of, tx for inspiring my dreams! Aloha, angi in hana

~*~Patty S said...

Sure looks like a wonderful time Seth!

PocketSize said...

So jealous :) I'm glad you and all your students had such a great time!

CraftyHope said...

Oh what a whirlwind of awesome! I bet y'all had a blast!!