As I told the students, I felt as though I was "winging it" (sorry) myself, as this was the first time I'd taught collage.As it turned out, we had a great weekend, lots of laughs, a bit of cursing (mainly as people became attached to their work), and we all learned so much from each other.
With something like collage you can really only teach the tools and techniques and show your process , it's such an individual way to paint.Within 10 minutes there were all these glorious paintings appearing.Everyone had their own take on how to do it, some things worked, some didn't. Materials came from bags and boxes , roosters suddenly became sequinned!Sometimes one of us would pause and get out the paints to glaze an area or add a detail, then off we'd go again.
The workshop wasn't anything like what I'd envisaged, and was so much more than I'd imagined. Sometimes you just have to spread your wings and take that leap - you may be surprised at what happens.