The Egg in Nest garden and garage classes are going great. It is a little hot at times but so far it has been really fun out there. I will post the July schedule soon. The yard sprinkler was on the other day and some of the kids ran through…this made me laugh!!
Drum Roll!!! I am going to reopen the studio this August along with the Wake County Public Schools and will be following their guidelines.
Therefore Fall registration is NOW OPEN:
- The fall session will begin on September 13th.
- Class times will not change and can be found on Egg in Nest’s website.
- Register here on the site: https://egginnest.net/schedules
- Registration will close when all classes are full.
- I am opening the classes to new students as well, so now is the time to get a slot!
Health & safety precautions:
- The class size will be limited to 7.
- Social distancing practice & sanitation procedures will be observed.
- Wearing masks is requested.
- And of course, absolutely no illness allowed in the studio. Safety first for your family and mine.
What’s so different?
At Egg in Nest, in business for fifteen years, the artists receive one-on-one instruction while working on the projects they want to do. And that’s an important distinction. There are no “canned” art lessons here. Instead the projects are chosen by the artists and reflect each student’s interests and personality (age 5-adult).
What type of student?
The studio caters to students of all types from home schooled young artists to year-round students, or those attending traditional semester schools. The approach is designed to nurture creativity from the start of class to the end, which comes way too suddenly for the students who hate to leave this highly creative, working-studio environment.
“In the beginning, new students wait for instruction from me on what to do. And that’s the impact our ‘top down’ learning system has had on our children, teaching them to wait for lessons to be doled out. At our studio, the young artists lose this behavior in a week or so and are soon picking out their own supplies and starting on their projects just like the experienced students do. It’s so much fun to see the creativity take charge.” says Jenny Eggleston, the resident artist, and the “Egg” in the studio’s name.
The studio’s learning process
With each student working on their own projects there is a wide range of media out at any given time. Each student, therefore, gets exposed to a wide variety of techniques and materials. As the students work on a their individual projects side by side mentoring develops, suggestions are made along with gentle critiques and open praising.
The elements of design, basic and advanced drawing techniques, and color theory are most often topics of discussion, mixed with stories of art masters. And at every step, love of art is the underlying theme. Jenny comments that with this open and unique organic approach, the artists are happy and more creative.
“I watch every day as great art happens in our studio.”
Artist in Residence