My original training was in art education. I remember hearing repeatedly from my instructors that the process is what is important, not the final product.
Children should be encouraged to be creative, not judgmental. This is much more difficult than one might imagine. Children and adults alike tend to compare their work to another persons or to some ideal in their heads. I can't ever remember being completely satisfied with my own art work. However, I have come to realize that one can only get better by doing. No matter how much a person reads about art or even views it, it is the doing that results in real growth. An artist has to get his satisfaction from the process. He has to keep on trying.
Workshops and Classes
Kathy Los Rathburn
Chesterton Art Center, Chesterton, IN
Hobart Art League, Hobart, IN
2014 Third Place Award, C.W.C. Show, Chesterton, IN
2012 Honorable Mention, C.W.C. Show, Chesterton, IN
2010 Elaine Crumpaker Memorial Award C.W.C. Show, Chesterton, IN
2008 South Shore Arts Salon, Munster, IN - Merit Award
2007 Juried Art Exhibition, Art Barn, Valparaiso, IN
2007 Chesterton Women's Club, Chesterton, IN
2005 Art Comp, Juried Exhibition, Chesterton Art Center, Chesterton, IN
2004 "Flowers and Showers" Juried Exhibition, Valparaiso Art Academy & Gallery, Valparaiso, IN