Returning to College and Three Group Shows
I have enrolled in the Drawing 1 course at Penn Valley Community College for the summer semester class as my very first for-credit art class. The instructor, Marybeth Moley, a great teacher, asked why? Was I an art major? Did I want another degree? "No", I said. Just because I never have before and just because I want to.
Penn Valley is the same lovely red brick buildings and walkways as in the late 1970's when I last attended there to receive an associate of arts degree. The difference is me. Now, I'm there to gain a specific knowledge and the fun of that gain. And it is - so much fun!
The work is all done in class 8:30 to 11:15 M-Thur, where the instructor, Marybeth Moley, can monitor the process. Now, as opposed to the 1970's, because of my life experience and painting background, I can relax, enjoy the process, and the social environment. The buildings, time, events, all fade away while drawing. The end of class is like waking up in the morning after a wonderful restorative sleep and peaceful dreams.
Today, MaryBeth discussed, with a visiting former co-worker, that 65 and older can get any class, course, or degree program, credit or otherwise - for free. No-one need "audit", the credit is free also! I'm not 65 yet for a few more years, but it makes for great future prospects, in my opinion.
THREE SHOWS TO SEE MY ARTWORK IN:
Tim Murphy Gallery 5701 Merriam Dr, Shawnee Mission, KS 66203 Phone: (913) 322-5550