Anna Hergert, Art & Design

From Butterfly Wings to Whale’s Tails: Design Class Wrap Up…

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…a day filled with sharing ideas, final projects, sketchbooks, stories of how challenges were mastered and ways of looking to the future!

Yesterday was a very exciting day:  Design students from two separate classes met for the official wrap up. We last saw each other in March when the third design session finished with snow covering the landscape… Saturday the sun was shining, the deck shaded by trees, a subtle scent of flowering bushes in the air and birds chirping all around us.

There was an eagerness among the group. Introductions were quickly made. and one by one we witnessed an array of samples and finished exhibition pieces. It is difficult to describe in detail the exchange of ideas, accounts of how each person progressed and in some cases worked together in small groups to realize goals. Inspiration was based on living forms interpreted individually ranging from flowers, to facial features, the wetlands as a living organism, the humble onion, cross sections of frog’s ears, whale gills and tails, butterfly wings and wild mushrooms, to name a few…

Today’s slide show provides a small preview of work that will be featured at the upcoming Open Studio event June 21st – 23rd. Are you getting curious? Make sure to mark your calendar and visit my studio. The work I saw yesterday is worth checking out. As the teacher I might be biased, but the work I was privileged to preview yesterday it is well worth taking a little drive out to Buffalo Pound Lake to welcome summer and feast your eyes. Stay tuned for more info about the event. Happy Sunday!

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8 thoughts on “From Butterfly Wings to Whale’s Tails: Design Class Wrap Up…

  1. Judithkh on said:

    I can hardly wait to see all these intriguing works of art Anna. Happily at least three friends, perhaps four will be coming along with me to view them and a visit SaturdayJune 22nd!

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  2. Linda Dirkson on said:

    I had to watch the slide show three times! The work looks amazing. I am so sorry I’ll be away the weekend of the open house. Hope you’ll post more pictures after the show.

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    • Linda, the students have really worked hard and each one is well on her way to developing her own voice. Too bad you have to miss the exhibition. It promises to be quite the event!

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  3. It was a great day…..I really enjoyed seeing the variety and ingenuity of everyone’s work. Thanks Anna for the opportunity to explore down a different path with your encouragement to try new things and play with patterns!

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    • The credit goes right back to all you participants. You have put your trust in me, drove across icy roads ignoring this last winter to pick up knowledge and move forward in your personal art journey. Thank you for being part of it! I can’t wait to see your finished piece!

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  4. Leona Larsen on said:

    Thanks for the slide show and the reminder of just how interesting everyone’s projects was. Leona

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