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70. New Botanical Watercolor Courses for Beginners on Saturdays

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It will be via Zoom, continuously!  The pandemic changed our every life dramatically. We have discovered every possible way to get connected and continue our daily activities amidst the frightening uncertainty. The adjustment to online platform, Zoom, was one of the changes I made for my classes, but surprisingly, it became the favorites for my students. To compensate the indirect learning situation in the online classes, I put in extra time and efforts for the class preparation to make each class an effective learning experience. The results have been very rewarding. Both my students and I love having the classes via Zoom. So, we decided to continue the Zoom classes even though we can go back to in-person classes in USA. The continuing Zoom class means people from far away can take this watercolor for beginners! In my current drawing classes on Saturdays I  have people from several states and abroad. Every week, it is fun to say hi to each other, and hear what's happening in many

69. 6th Annual Students' Exhibition by Heeyoung Kim & Brushwood Botanical Artists

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6th Annual: Enriching Life Botanical Art Exhibition by Heeyoung Kim & Brushwood Botanical  Artists.   "Creating fellowship, discovering peace and healing during a Pandemic, these 20 artists sustained their connections with one another and with nature’s beauty.  Though they couldn’t meet safely in person, they found laughter, strength and focus in virtual gatherings.  Working alone at home, their joy in creative energy, spiritual and artistic growth overcame isolation. These works and works in progress are witness to the restorative power of nature, art and community."     In normal time, this much anticipated exhibition should be mounted in the charming historic house, Brushwood Center surrounded by ancient oak trees in Ryerson Woods. Even in snowy midwest winter about 300 friends, family and locals gather and celebrate the beauty of nature and art inspired by her.     The night before its opening day, instead of getting ready to go to the opening reception in my best loo