“Sally, this recap is wonderful, I have taken many, many art classes and I am so impressed with your organized thoroughness. I feel a bit out of my league — my classmates paint so well. And although I am relatively new to abstracts, I have been painting on and off for years. I have a lot to learn and you are such a wonderful teacher.” - B. Weber, Hershey, PA
“You are an amazing teacher. Just so happy to be taking lessons from you.” - C. Rubenstein, Montreal, QC
“Sally: I realize that you are spending a lot of time preparing for our classes. I wanted to let you know that the individual AND group learning experience has been excellent and that I truly appreciate the effort! I know my friend Mary Beth feels the same.” -J. Wolfe, Delray Beach, FL
“My friends and I are enjoying your class very much! I just had to email to say how much I appreciate all of the time and effort you put into these classes. As a former teacher, I am very impressed with your teaching - providing pre-class framework and examples/goals, in class demonstration, and encouraging responses to each student at their individual level. Awesome!!! - A Lerer, Toronto, ON
“I know, I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, I am so happy to be able to study with you. By studying with you I’m able to fill in big gaps in my painting practice like painting loosely. …” - S. Drevich, Miami, FL
"Sally, I just wanted to tell you that your classes are phenomenal. I have learned so much. Your assignments have really helped expand my skills in significant ways. You are a wonderful teacher. I really appreciate your ability to find the good in every painting, and your candor in providing helpful feedback. I am thoroughly enjoying the guest artists as well. What a great idea! -B. Weber, Hershey, PA.
“Your classes have been so valuable to me. I am certainly not in the same place that I was 8 weeks ago. The word, “Wow, best sums it up. I know that you work very hard on making each class a stellar learning experience. The work that the class is producing is really a testament to you. I shall rejoin you in session four.
“This has been, “a college level” or “master class” experience for me. For the first time in my taking Abstract Art classes, I can say I can start an abstract painting and not feel intimidated or in a fog.”
-M. Weiss, Deerfield Beach, FL
"Just wanted to thank you for your classes. I learned more in four weeks than I learned in five years with my instructor and I just wanted to tell you that I can’t wait to see you next week in the afternoon class and thank you very much for everything. "
-A. Kotch, Weston, FL
“Sally, Thank you again for making the workshop such a wonderful experience for us all. Your talent, kindness and knowledge are overwhelming. I could go on and on, but a sincere thanks to you once again.
—D. Dorio, West Palm Beach, FL
“I learned so much in your workshop. It accomplished everything I hoped it would and more. My work will certainly benefit from it. I really enjoyed meeting everyone. It was such a treat to be surrounded with such creative, fun folks, I will keep in touch. Thanks for a wonderful 3 days.”
—D. Delorey, Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Sally-thank you so much your workshop was so beneficial to me. You are a terrific teacher and can’t wait to get started my abstract art using all the tools you gave me! All the best and you will definitely be seeing me at another workshop very soon!
—T. Rieger, Pennsylvania
“Sally: Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your abstract art class at Old School Square. You are an excellent teacher and very supportive of your student’s work. As a newbie to art, I really appreciated your instruction and felt that I learned a lot from each class. I was also appreciative of your encouragement and feedback. While I have taken a few courses elsewhere, none provided me the assistance I have received from you. Although I don’t have the talent and skills of most of your students, I have become very enthusiastic about painting and feel that I have uncovered a new avenue to explore. I hope to continue to paint up north this spring and summer. I look forward to future classes next winter. Thanks so much for your instruction and support.”
"Thank you Sally! I immensely enjoyed your workshop. I have learned so much in just 3 days. Abstract now makes sense to me and I can't wait to paint on! Hope to see you again next year."
—Thank you, S. Cederberg, Frankenmuth, Michigan
"I found your workshop to be extremely inspirational. This was my first time in your two day workshop and my first time painting like this. You gave me incredible ways to enhance my paintings, starting with warm up exercises. My work was greatly influenced by these new techniques. I absolutely love what I accomplished in your class. Thank you so much."
--S. Kleiman, Delray Beach, FL
Your workshop was such a powerful experience for me. As I told you, it was life changing for me on several levels. What is the saying - something like, When you are ready, the right teacher appears. Well, I am grateful that it was you! I think as a teacher, one does her best to give a comprehensive and inspiring experience and has no real idea of how that will impact each student. You did an excellent job of sharing your process, philosophy, providing so much information in your handouts and giving very helpful critques. Mission accomplished!
--Gratefully and creatively yours, D. Painchaud, Dunedin, Florida
“This is just a short note to thank you for sharing your wisdom with me. I wanted to let you know that I learned a lot about what is involved in painting an abstract. While I have been painting abstract art for a couple of years (after many years of painting realism), prior to your class I didn't have an adequate road map for the process. You provided a great deal of valuable information on mediums, mark making, tools for making those marks, good composition, and preparing a canvas. For that I am truly grateful. I think now my paintings are much more alive and interesting. I hope to return in the Fall, but in the meantime, I will continue to apply all that I have learned. I just placed my order for Atelier toning grey and toning yellow, so that I can continue to use them when not in class.”
--P. Schwimmer, Juno Beach, FL
"I had a wonderful time at your class yesterday. Even though it was my very first time painting abstract art, I felt very comfortable. I would like to continue. But, I know there is so much to learn and I now have the time (Yippie!). Thank you for the wonderful day…"
--E. Feldman, Boynton Beach, FL
"I so loved the work shop ( and you) I already worked on a painting Sunday and used the technique on a painting ( still working it) and loving it ! Can't wait to take more classes! Thanks again love love your work!!!!!!!"
--L. Cohen, Boynton Beach, FL
"This morning I read over all the material you gave us and am excited about trying out the things we learned. The workshop was great and full of lots of ideas. I was glad to learn how to work with acrylics a little more. Thanks for a great day and workshop."
-J. Gross, Plantation, FL
"I wanted to reinforce how much I enjoyed your workshop. As usual, you provided great technical insight, and constructive critiques tailored to each individual. "
-J. Hamann, Plantation, FL
"…I think often of you and pray that you long continue to teach so that more and more can know the joy you bring to them through your work."
-J. K. Lee, Key Largo, FL
"Just wanted to let you know how much your workshop helped me. …Please let me know if you have more workshops. I work full time for a bank but am willing to take vacation days. Your workshop made a significant difference in my work."
- D. Delorey, Fort Lauderdale, FL
"…I had an incredible time and I loved every minute of it. I have always hoped that there was an abstractionist hiding inside of me but I have only tested it a couple of times. If I were closer I would come to paint in your museum classes. Thank you so much for all of your beautifully planned lessons. It takes a lot of work and experience to make it look so effortless."
-C. Sandifer, Key Largo, FL
“What a wonderful workshop! I am so full of new ideas and things to try. It has opened up a whole new area of images and ideas to me. I loved the way it was carefully planned and executed so even a beginner like me could learn a ton. I think that must be hard to do (having beginners and advanced painters in the same class), and you carried it off brilliantly. You are the best Sally and I look forward to taking another workshop.”
-S. Ley, Key Largo, FL
"I would like to thank you for the abstract approach that we worked on last week with you. This was my first experience in abstract. I thoroughly enjoyed the work and your expertise. Thank you for a busy/exciting three days!!
- S. Braunberns, Key Largo, F.
"…I really enjoyed the workshop. You really know your 'stuff' and it was fun to just let go and have fun with shapes and color. Not nearly as many 'rights and wrongs' as watercolor. I may try some combo of abstract and realistic….would you say impressionist? Anyway I had a great time. I'll be following your website."
- J. Mahla, Key Largo, FL
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