I am on my way to Boone, North Carolina to teach at Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff. I am teaching a 5-day "Watercolor Sketching Techniques" workshop and I have a full class with 25 people! I am gonna be one tired girl at the end of each day.
They have the best classroom set-up I have ever seen. Everyone has there own real art desk to themselves and every morning new goodies to try out. I have a overhead mirror for demos and a wonderful crew to help out.They even have lunch catered! What a wonderful place to teach, sketch and just have a good ole time. One of my students came in early one morning and made balloon hats for everyone.
Last time Joe (Cheap Joe himself) and I had the best day ever. He took me to all his favorite spots to sketch. We finished off the day having lunch at the Boone Pharmacy. This is where he worked as a pharmacist before turning his time and talents to art and creating Cheap Joe's Art Stuff . He is a darn good artist, too! He has a book called Joe's Journals, the art and tales of a sojourner. I bought his book years before I meethim. His book is a real jewel!
He was a lot of fun and a true Southern gentleman. I hope you enjoy a few sketches from our time together.