Wow! Is all I can say after spending two days in Carol Shelkin's intensive workshop. I have just experienced the best instructor in art that I've ever had. I've been taking workshops for many years and this is my second time with her. I'll be taking more in the future, there's so much information offered, I couldn't possibly absorb it all in two days!
I am a student of Carol Shelkin. In fact a beginner to
the finer details of portrait art of any kind. Glass work
in itself is challenging, but then try to create a likeness
within the limits of glass. Yet from the first moment
of her instruction she put everyone at ease and suddenly
all things were possible. Technically she can not be surpassed.
As an educator, her skills in delivery and the encouragement
she gives are exceptionally tuned.
It was an experience I will never forget.
Carol's portrait class was so much fun taking. I learned so much. We had an art teacher go through the gallery where we were taking the class and Carol told her what we were doing, and what she taught us. The teacher said I teach my students that in a year and you all learned it in one day. That is how awesome Carol is at teaching. I would take another class from Carol anytime.
I attended the 3 day Mosiac Portrait class in Charlotte, NC that was taught by Carol Shelkin. Never having done a portrait in mosaic, I was more than nervous, but Carol has a way about her that makes new things easy to comprehend and apply. She also made a point of spending time with each student to give direction, praise and also to help each person "see" with their own eyes what needed to be added or reworked.
It was an amazing class and I am grateful to Carol for sharing her knowledge and talent to help me bring more "life" into my mosaics.