Learning and painting: Orchids with Claudia Stevens, part 2

This week, we hear from Claudia's students about their experience in the Lyceum's two-Sunday course on drawing and painting orchids.

"It was a fun way to spend the weekend," commented Peter, who received the class as a gift from his wife, Sharon.  She and their daughter were also students in this two-weekend workshop.  It was clear that the class was a fun way for the family to grow and learn something new together.

"I've never done anything like this before," Sharon mused with a smile. "It's amazing what you can learn to do in such a short period of time, and it's super cool to see how different people interpret the same thing in different ways."

Toni Kimple declared that her favorite aspect of the class was the camaraderie among the students in the class.  Sometimes this camaraderie was very audible, escalating in joyful laughter.  Other times, it was tangible in the silence created by each student concentrating on the details of his or her work.  "When you're around other like-minded people doing the same thing," she explained, "you may not be talking with any of them, but you're all connected."

Claudia Stevens frequently teaches botanical painting at the Lyceum and has her own line of greeting cards.  To learn more about her and her work, please click here.