Creative Immersion Retreat..
Thank you for shepherding me so gently - it took the pressure off. I wasn't afraid to try - and that's huge for me!!!
How beautifully planned and executed the class was. Your ability to assess the sitch (situation) from moment to moment was what impressed me and your flexibility and wisdom to adjust accordingly was seamless.
The schedule was varied and allowed time for art or play. The hotel and meals were charming, logistics and daily routine support from Monica and Jim were first class, the (participants) fascinating, the island - intriguing....the instructor knowledgeable + inspiring + gifted.
Excellent retreat. Wonderful sights and time to paint (my main purpose.) Gentle critique and encouragement.
Loved (the salons)! A bit scary but loved seeing everyone's work and thoroughly enjoyed being able to hear others thought process as they painted.
Thank you. It was a sweet experience.
Thanks for the opportunity -- I really enjoyed the trip!
Thank you thank you thank you dear Monica for sharing so freely your wisdom, skill and gentle guidance - really your love and passion. It was inspiring.
Gestural Watercolor + Tonal Transitions
Instructor was so organized, helpful, kind! Did I mention helpful?
Instructor was excellent...great personality, great examples, a truly great teacher!
Love the pace - a mix between working, critique, collaboration.
Love Monica's style of teaching.
I liked that the exercises each had a purpose individually & to serve a larger purpose/intention.
Great class. We learned how to find our own style as well as valuable skills.
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Drawing. Watercolor. Color. Building Vision. Impressionism in Paris & Southern France.
Thank you for all of the help...I have learned so much not only about Drawing & Design but about life and & how to be a good person.
...unbiased when judging work.
Extremely fun and relaxing at the same time as pushing us to be the best design/art student we could be.
I really loved learning from her.
A truly inspiring class. Extremely fulfilling.
The enthusiasm and passion she brought to class about watercolor made this class easily one of the best classes I've taken. Her easy-going character also made the subject less intimidating.
With eight years of drawing and general art experience under my belt, I was curious to see what I would learn from a course about the basics of drawing; little did I know how much Monica would change my perspective on drawing. She not only taught me new methods and styles of drawing that I hadn’t learned before, but she also noticed my experience and challenged me based on my abilities.
Encouraged taking risks to improve and (helped) identify strengths/weaknesses throughout semester.
Very positive and encouraging.
Her positive attitude and extensive knowledge of watercolor make this my favorite part of the week.
Helped us individually develop our sense of art & creativity & she contributed to my passion for art.
I loved how passionate she was & encouraged us to get out of our comfort zones - made me excited.
Monica is incredible and enthusiastic about what she teaches...Her passion and flexibility was wonderful.
I was struggling in this class at the beginning of the semester...and I really appreciate that Monica took the time to meet with me and talk about what i/we could do to improve the situation. She was very forgiving and understanding but still maintained her authority as my instructor.
Hands down my favorite professor. She is respectful while maintaining a sense of authority with a healthy dash of humor.
She helped me want to learn and dive into the subject.
Love the class + Monica is fantastic!