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Recent Workshop Accolades

"On Duane Keiser's workshop...Duane is an excellent teacher!! I learned so much and in more depth from his teaching, presentations, and painting. The four day period was just the right amount of time. I feel fortunate to have studied with Duane and now am using/doing what I learned. PAINTING!!! (almost everyday) ”
"Qiang Huang is the most thoughtful artist I know and an excellent communicator, both in words and writing. Before he makes a stroke on canvas, he has fully evaluated the hue, the color value, the intensity, and whether the color is transparent or opaque. Only then does he place the stroke exactly where he wants it. Working with Qiang has changed my thinking about oil painting. Wonderful workshop!” Barbara
Thanks so much for a great class.  It is always challenging but so very good to work outside of your comfort zone.  I truly believe that I have learned a lot about pushing color, about attending to and using the 'tools'  And it was all so much fun! Barbara
I just want to thank you for an extremely well-organized class. My fellow artists and I had a wonderful time. Our teacher, Dreama was very talented, and an excellent teacher; her level of communication reached all of us and she shared her knowledge fully. The room was pleasant and comfortable, snacks varied and yummy and the dinner together fostered friend making camaraderie. Our monitor Faye took good care of us, the food and the room. You and Sieb are excellent hosts and it is my privilege to know you. Sincerely, Pat
Just wanted to say 'Thank You!' for such a delightful art experience in every way. Dreama's Workshop never disappoints...Such fun, lots of learning-sharing-laughing, and inspiration all around. This was my second time around with Dreama and it won't be my last! Love her colors, technique, style and giving spirit! Came home exhausted but so ready to paint and grow! Also wanted to say that Faye is a real gem! ...We were never 'in-want' for anything and she made our visit and painting experience all that more comfortable and easy. The Island is so quaint and friendly ~Will love to come back and visit! Thank you also, for your hospitality and wonderful dinner in your lovely home...Such a bonus and so fun to relax and enjoy each other's company! Coming to Whidbey Island to paint was the total package and loved every minute. Sincerely, Linda
Hi Cary, I was just reminiscing on my trip to whidbey and decided to write and thank you once again for the wonderful arrangement you provided us. Not only the workshop was great but you are also the best host. wish you lots of success...Elli
Your school is run in a very professional manner, yet still quite friendly. I would love to take another class from you sometime. Dreama is a wonderful teacher, in touch with the individual's level as an artist & able to meet each of us there. She is an excellent communicator, teaching the spirit & love of the process of art as much as the technique behind her luminous paintings. The projects were fun, while still challenging. I was so uplifted when the class ended. I've not felt such an extreme level of comaraderie and sharing in a class before. I have a lot of new tools in my toolkit to take with me on my artistic journey. (Plus I have made a lot of new friends). I'm in love with the island & the town of Langley. What a gentle caring community. The coffee is wonderful, the food spectacular, and the views are soul nurturing. (And my stay at the Neff house, completed the magical experience). Cary, your workshops really do offer the total immersion.
I felt quite nurtured, and professionally / artistically stimulated. Your daily snacks were a welcome treat (Faye was a gracious and attentive hostess) and the artist's dinner at your home was so delicious, warm & welcoming. (my hips and I love your bread). It's worth every penny. I will heartily distribute your WIFAS fliers around our town. Thank you so much.
Enjoyed David’s workshop very much.  Everyone is crazy over him!  Not only is his style breath taking, but he is a very good teacher as well.  I met some wonderful people.  Some will be coming to your studio for various classes in the future. I can’t say enough about David, he is a wonderful artist!!!!!  Thank you for a great class.  This experience was on my bucket list!  Hope all is going well with you.
Cary, what a wonderful workshop! Truly an honor to study with Mr. Wu. I've admired his work for a long time. How nice to also discover that he was a great teacher. I came away with much to think about and many techniques to practice and try out in my own work in the next year. Thanks so much for the excellent organization of the workshop and the fun BBQ at your house. And a special thanks for picking up an angled brush for me. What a difference it made and I was so glad to be able to attempt his teachings with the right brush. Look forward to the next workshop. I'm in love with your new Whidbey location. Great choice. :) All the best, Sarah

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