A couple of weeks ago I taught s 2-day workshop in Florida's capital city, Tallahassee. Mine was one of several workshops held at the Silk Painters Int'l (SPIN) Mini-Festival from August 7 - 11. Along with others, my workshop took place at the Duval Hotel in downtown Tallahassee. Having a painting event in a posh hotel proved something of a challenge. My classroom was a carpeted conference room with muted, ambient lighting. Not exactly your typical art studio! The floors and chairs had to be completely covered with plastic and eyes had to adjust to the dim light. But everyone accepted the situation with good humor and we managed OK.
This workshop was an experiment to see the results of using different techniques to paint the same scene. I had 6 students and we used a picture of portulaca flowers from my garden. We did 2 techniques each day so by the end of the workshop, 4 small paintings were created by each person.