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Class Mac

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on: February 17, 2016, 01:01:20 AM
Wow! I just happened to check our profile and noticed that we joined TWO YEARS AGO TODAY! so very happy we did find this site - I know at the time I would have been searching to fill Art in our homeschooling lessons. To see how far they have both come..... learning the techniques, enjoying the lessons and just producing awesome stuff!

Thanks again for the great work you're doing here Dennis and Nolan. :thankyou:

 :painting: :clap: :yippee: :smitten: O0

Jen


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Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 01:23:40 AM
 :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 05:27:02 AM
We are so happy you found us and we are really enjoying viewing their progress.  Keep it coming.   


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Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 07:10:40 AM
Happy Anniversary,  Jen.  How time flies!  It's been fun to watch the children's progress.
Jill
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Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 09:14:48 AM
 :flowers: Happy Anniversary from the Paint Basket and so glad to have you with us. It's wonderful to see the children's progress. They are doing great :yippee:
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Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 10:36:58 AM
Happy Anniversary :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 11:38:55 AM
congrats guys :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
you have improved dramatically, can't wait for the next 2 years to see what your artworks will look like :heeha:


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Reply #7 on: February 17, 2016, 04:58:12 PM
Wow Great  :clap: :clap:


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Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016, 05:58:31 PM
So happy that you use Paintbasket as a resource for home schooling.  Need to get more interest in doing that out into the home school community.

aloha

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Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 06:39:48 PM
Congrats!

I have to admit that I had a soft spot following the kids' progresses.  It is wonderful how much they did and improved since they join PB.  If only I could do as well...

Best wishes to both of you  :flowers:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #10 on: February 17, 2016, 10:03:48 PM
I have been spreading the word Mea! Lots of interest particularly when Rachel did the portrait of my mother. I think a lot of the younger ones are more into "making things" in art and the older ones focused on academics which is a shame. School art is so uninspiring and doesnt teach technique. I'm loving the results we have here!

My brother visited recently and Rachel and Ryan got to watch while he got in his plein air for the day. Now that hes retired he finally gets to do what he'd always wanted to - paint!
Jen


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Reply #11 on: February 19, 2016, 04:19:14 AM
I agree about the 'school' art not teaching techniques or being inspirational. I once asked one of my art teachers why they chose to teach art. The response was, "It's an easy job." I suppose that is why we never got along...I made the job hard  >:D   too many unanswered questions I guess!

That's great that your brother can now follow his ambition to paint...I don't suppose we'll get to see another 'student' added to the Mac Class....
will we?  :whistle:     ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: February 22, 2016, 08:33:05 PM
Val, we were lucky enough to watch as my brother unloaded his paints and got his plein air in for the day when he was visiting recently. He aims to do one painting every day as well as doing a portriait workshop on the weekend and teaching art to special needs kids once a week. He did market sketches and also ran a life class, not sure if he still does...

Jen


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Reply #13 on: February 23, 2016, 12:29:52 PM
fantastic :heeha: and it looks like he was creating a masterpiece there too :clap: :clap: :clap:

I am hoping that the short vids we have started doing at OAL will work for the teachers. The idea being that they can use the long version to teach themselves, then show the short version to the kids in class as the classes are too short to show the full length class


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Reply #14 on: February 23, 2016, 03:04:12 PM
That sounds like a great idea Nolan. Inspiration in the classroom! I'll mention that to Mac (my brother!) as it could be worthwhile for his sessions with the teenagers.
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