There were 20 teachers/staff in the art room by 3:30 today...ready for our first ever Brushes & Beverages! My principal had asked me if I'd be willing to organize this event for our faculty. I was not realizing it was going to be in the midst of a very crazy week for me, but I AM SO GLAD WE DID IT!!! What a wonderful thing to come together & create....leaving the worries of our job/life behind (if only for a couple hours). At the area painting places...the instructor usually has a very scripted teaching style & the art work tends to look exactly the same. I am not that type of teacher. THANK GOODNESS!! Take a look at the paintings & check out how different & wonderful they are. Amazing how the personalities came out on many of them. My instruction was to create a sunflower(ish). Stencils were provided for the fearful. Before every arrived, I plated basic flower colors for everyone, but had other colors. I presented options but left it open for people to create their own original work My role was to help, encourage, and answer questions.