Carol Strock Wasson was not going to take any chances. She was going to attend the Susan K. Black Foundation’s annual workshop in 2015, no matter what. Step 1: Be the very first to sign up.
“I wanted to go last year but had to cancel because of commitments,” says Strock Wasson. “This year I decided, ‘I am going. I don’t care what my commitments are. I’m going out there.'”
SKB opened up registration for the 2015 workshop in Dubois, Wyoming, on Feb. 10. By early morning, Feb. 16, SKB had to close down registration because the workshop was essentially at capacity. So Strock Wasson was wise to move quickly.
“I knew it would go fast again,” says Strock Wasson, who has attended the workshop “four or five times” in the past. “What a great event it is! You get to hang out with so many different people and paint with so many people. The last time I attended, Ray Kinstler was there. John Seerey-Lester is always there and he’s a wonderful instructor. Jeanne Mackenzie is a wonderful instructor, too, and she’s great to paint with. It’s great just to be with them and learn what you can. It’s the best feel that any artist could get.”
“Every artist should try it at least once. You will always want to go back.”
But you had better be fast on the registration trigger.