The Best Workshop I Ever Took: Part 1

“I am still learning…” Michelangelo said this, at the age of 88, on his deathbed. Regardless of whether we hold an MFA, claim to be self-taught, have newly retired to art, or were trained in an age of figurative art blight, as artists we are in a continual state of development. Fortunately, because we are living in the age of information, it’s easy to find many opportunities for continued learning, too many actually. In researching this article, I sent questionnaires to artists who responded to my Facebook queries and asked them to share their thoughts about their favorite workshop. Cleveland painter Chris Benavides retired as an American Greetings illustrator and now pursues painting full t

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