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Talking can interfere with productivity in workshops, especially when the talk has nothing to do with the subject matter for which the workshop attendees have paid. I can tune it out when it is among fellow artists but it bothers me greatly... when it is directed to me while I'm trying to focus on my painting. (Sarah Atkins)

The ability to draw from life determines the artist's skill. This is why live drawing classes have always been at the top of the curriculum for properly structured academic workshops. (Igor Babailov)

Generally, the participants with the largest egos get the least out of a workshop. (J.R. Baldini)

The 'joy of empowerment' is addictive as any drug. The key to good teaching is to find that place between encouragement and critique where the student learns what they must do and gains the confidence to do it. (Robin Baratta)

My favorite workshop teachers are those who on occasion take a class or a workshop themselves. (Brenda Behr)

We learn from trying new things. We learn from other artists as well. In workshops I like to start by saying that I plan to learn from the students while they learn from me. (Robert Bissett)

Consider your own process and development as a painter, and create the content of your workshop from your own personal experience. (Eleanor Blair)

A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you're communicating what you think you're communicating. It's so easy as a young writer to think you've been very clear when in fact you haven't. (Octavia E. Butler)

For people who aren't doing it already, take classes - they're worthwhile. Workshops or classes - a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day. (Octavia E. Butler)

An art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are winning their bread by it. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

The best advice I was given by an instructor was to stop taking workshops, and I did. There comes a time when you know you should. (Lorna Dockstader)

Recognize each person's individual expression. I have those who come to study with me and their goal is to paint just like me, which is not practical. Try to help them understand the beauty of what comes natural from them. They can build on this their own style. (Vie Dunn-Harr)

Some warm-up exercises are crucial to getting everyone on the same page. Just some simple gesture drawings or horizon sketches... (John Ferrie)

Learning solid principles of art is essential, but it is also important to understand our artist mindset. When we leave a workshop we want to leave a better artist and a better person. (Gwen Fox)

If you want to show a student something in particular, you should do so on a separate surface, never on the actual work itself. Otherwise, when the work is done, can the artist sign the work in good conscience, or it is then a 'collaboration' with credit due to both student and teacher? (Suzette Fram)

We learn from hearing about it, seeing it done, then doing it ourselves. (Nina Allen Freeman)

There's like a special group of people that come from different parts of the planet to study with me. It's nice. (Charlie Haden)

I never had the exposure to techniques and so forth that children have today with art workshops, but I always had crayons and pencils and still have work going right back to when I was five or six years old. (Robert Indiana)

Many painters are good at what they do but have a hard time explaining it. (Michael Chesley Johnson)

When you enchant people, your goal is not to make money from them or to get them to do what you want, but to fill them with great delight. (Guy Kawasaki)

Giving a proper workshop requires preparation from both the teacher and the student. Even then, unexpected mishaps can occur... the model might not show up. (Sharon Knettell)

Formal group workshops are one thing and one-on-one instruction is another. A 'teacher' is only required to know more about a specific subject than the person being taught, not to be a world renowned master. (Jackie Knott)

I put myself in the student's place and remember the frustrations, doubts, determination, and desires I felt when I was going through the initial learning process. The things we now do automatically, such as perspective, pencil control, values and composition were as unfamiliar and intimidating as a foreign language. (Ted Martinez)

There is no fixed way to teach a diverse group. For some, it is an early morning demo that occupies them, others are bogged down with ideas to create what they hope to achieve and they need special time because of their choices. A few can be ill-equipped to be in the level of a class... individualize the program and diversify. (Adrienne Moore)

Too often one sees the work of people who regularly participate in workshops where mainly a technique is taught, and a characteristic of these works is their uniformity and lack of individualism. This reveals a reliance on incompletely digested information. (Gabriella Morrison)

It seems to me that the whole purpose of the workshops is really twofold. One - to help people make better pictures, and two - to unleash their creativity to the fullest amount that they possibly can. (Freeman Patterson)

You can't teach everything in one workshop, but everyone will benefit from your expertise if you focus on several main points, think of both beginners and the more advanced and not try to cover everything in one day. (Frances Poole)

The workshop is not a class to make art; it is a class to make mistakes, to rework, not to make finished pieces. (Rick Rotante)

Unfortunately, at present, practically no one under thirty goes to workshops. It's a system of education entirely for the middle aged. (Rupert Sheldrake)

We should encourage creativity and originality as much and as often as possible. (Barbara Timberman)

You can't be a boxer by watching the match. You have to get in the ring. (Author unknown)

Why do artists do workshops?... To see what makes the instructor tick? To expand the skill set they already have? ...or to occupy their time? Why do artists teach workshops? To give back? To share? To learn? To travel? To network? To sell? The Artist mindset is a never-ending interest. (Annette Waterbeek)

You don't teach information in a writing workshop. (Tobias Wolff)