Last weekend marked a special date as Tallgrass Art School hosted it's first weekend art retreat. Burneta Venosdel led a group of talented students in a whirlwind workshop at Liberty Ranch outside of Pawhuska that included a stay at the ranch, trips to Bronze Horse Foundry, Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and Woolaroc and a day of hands on sculpting on the ranch with a great equine model. Students were able to actually touch, measure and feel the model to produce their pieces. A highlight of the weekend was a trip to Red Roan Arena to watch a local team roping and enjoy a steak dinner. It was a horse filled weekend of adventure and sculpting.
We are so happy to be able to offer such great classes, workshops and retreats through Tallgrass Art School! Our next weekend of art is scheduled for Nov. 21st and 22nd with plein air painter Cris Sundquist. Cris will guide students from sketch to completion of a finished painting. We're sure it will prove to be as inspiring and fun as the last retreat. For information visit www.tallgrassartschool.com.
We would like to thank Larry Wade for his great overview of the weekend!
"For all who missed this event, it was one to treasure and well worth the bargain price. Hats off to Burneta especially, Bruce and the art group for putting together a really great event. It was non stop from Friday afternoon arrival at the Tallgrass Art Gallery 'til Sunday afternoon for a great special exhibit at Woolaroc Museum. The Saturday workshop was outdoors instructed by Burnetta with great detailed teaching using a live horse model provided by Mosley's, Liberty Ranch. Cindy Free, Bronze Horse did an excellent detailed walk thru on the steps for properly preparing an art piece for casting to keep cost down. The food was great and the accommodations at Liberty Ranch were excellent. All the activities were fun and exciting. It was a really great weekend getaway with friends and fellow artists, Thanks again to Burneta for all good hard work to make it a success and a fun time."
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery