The Collage Playshop offered by Patt Scrivener was excellent. Two full days were filled with creative information. Day one we learned how to prepare a variety of personal collage papers and discussed the fundamentals of design. Materials were presented followed by a demonstration. Day 2 we engaged in the delight of constructing our own art works from these materials. Each student had a large table to develop their art. All the basic supplies were organized at the work stations. A rich array of paints, inks and interesting papers were also available for use. Patt showed a keen interest in our progress, intermittently reviewing our pieces. The atmosphere was warm and encouraging. We were offered coffee and home made biscotti or muffins. I left reinvigorated by the experience of Patt’s inspired workshop and would highly recommend her as an instructor.
I think Patt’s “Playshop” is aptly named. I had a blast creating interesting materials to put into the collages and designing my own works of art. Patt is very generous with her time and materials. She is knowledgeable and skilled. She has resource books available for participants to look at as well as many of her own pieces on the walls for inspiration. Her manner is relaxed and candid with a sprinkling of humor and the much lauded home baked goodies with tea and coffee. Yum! Patt alternates between instruction (more like pearly pieces of wisdom) and demos and having us work on our own pieces. She offers help but doesn’t offer advice or suggestions unless asked. Instead she works on her own inspirations and allows participants time and space to make their own decisions and unique signature pieces. Outstanding value for the price!
I thoroughly enjoyed Patt’s Three Day Mixing it Up Playshop. Patt is a very patient teacher. She spends time with each student answering any questions and giving feedback. Patt covered an immense amount of information in three days. The class is very hands on. We tried different mediums and came away with samples of our work and knowledge to enable us to continue producing excellent artwork. I am amazed at the art work that I produced!
Port AlberniI really enjoyed my 2 day ‘Playshop’ with Patt. She is creative and fun, and highly committed to helping her students learn whatever they need to take the next steps forward in their painting. I really appreciated that during our 2 days in her studio, she never once spent time working on her own pieces, other than to take them to the next stage/phase, to help us better understand what she was teaching us. Though much of her work and art items in her studio were for sale, she never once spent our class time promoting her own wares and I can’t tell you how much I appreciated that. I felt that her time was our time and she was most generous with it.
NanaimoPatt has a wide variety of ideas to apply to individual work. I was impressed with the many extras as we worked eg. small bottles to write with/outline with. very supportive as we worked.
Art Group Comox ValleyMost amazing instructor -great references!
Art Group Comox ValleyPatt has a great balance between direction and encouraging creativity. Instruction is clear and organized. Loved being introduced to strategies for working with acrylic.
Sharon LalondeIt was really a fantastic workshop! A bit overwhelming for me as I am new to this. The workshop was extremely informative, lots of fun and very well presented.
Art Group Comox Valley
I have never taken a course by an instructor who has made me feel so capable and so proud of my and our group’s efforts. Patt is not only professional and highly talented, she is a warm, enthusiastic and supportive instructor.
Art Group of the Comox ValleyThat was an awesome weekend workshop. We all learned a great deal and had fun.Your instruction was very clear and well organized and consequently the art produced by the students improved tremendously. Thank you for all your work.
Art Group of the Comox Valley