Participating in an art workshop is a tremendous way to acquire information, add to your skill set, get out of your comfort zone, and learn from inspiring artists.
But what makes a great workshop instructor? We recently posed this question to our community on social media, and here's what they had to say:
Knowledge of the media and technique, plus the ability to communicate and be organized. - James M.
It's not enough to be a master artist. A great workshop instructor has a plan and the capacity to lay out information in easy-to-understand and practical ways. There's also a fine line between sharing information and techniques, and overwhelming you with superfluous information. A good teacher has a knack for making complicated things seem simple and approachable.