Some words from the street.

Margaret Welty is that rare combination of artist and mentor who can coach even the best, yet humbly guide the novice into competence and confidence.
Mark Bryan, co-author of The Artist's Way at Work
[Margaret's instruction] made me feel very excited, and able to accept myself through art. This means freedom of expression for me and to let go of things I cannot control... watercolor is such a release!
Emily Brooks, pre-teacher education college student
Throughout the years, my wife would always encourage me to draw because she believed in me. [Yet] I’d pick up a pencil and try, only to draw something and immediately ball up the paper and throw it away.

Ms. Welty, to me, is the epitome of a true blessing in disguise. Not only was she the best art teacher I ever had, she also taught art in a way that even a beginner could catch on and draw like a true artist... I found my love for drawing again. Thank you, Ms. Welty. You’ve turned the hatred I had for art into a passion ... to pursue it as a career! Thank you!!!
Marcus Jeffery, 2018 student, Folsom Lake College, CA
After using the techniques taught on this video I began to see things emerge out of nothing. I am now confident that I will soon be able to draw what I see like those I admire. But first my creativity has to emerge and be set free. Thanks to this video it will! Thank you and keep up the great work!
D Dub, YouTube viewer
I'm finally proud of the drawings that I draw these days. Most importantly, however, Professor Welty's class gave me the desire to draw.
Denis Sert, 2018 student, Folsom Lake College, CA
I never thought I could draw. However, deep down I had the desire to improve despite my horrible drawing skills. [Ms. Welty's class help me realize] that what I was missing was not someone telling me how to arbitrarily draw better, but rather listening to myself and practicing. I was now drawing what I saw, not what I thought. I now pay much more attention to true details and feel more connected with my pencil and drawings. I am excited to see where I can go in my artistic career after being equipped with these new tools.
Eric Zhao, 2018 student, Folsom Lake College, CA
My confidence level has been reignited... it is exciting to know that by simply scribbling, until I visualize an object, that my imagination and creativity will improve daily. Drawing has been like a mindfulness meditation to me by allowing me to focus on the present moment, and reduce any stress I may be experiencing.
Mike Loeffler, 2018 student, Folsom Lake College, CA
I see nature differently, recognizing each leaf on every branch of every tree in my neighborhood... I feel less stressed when I draw, because listening to music and drowning out the rest of the world while I draw is one of the most relaxing and most beneficial things I could do for myself. I am shocked at how the past seven weeks have changed me into an amateur artist who now loves to draw and sees the world differently. I want to make sure that drawing continues to be a part of my life wherever I go.
Sabrina Ghalambor, 2018 student, Folsom Lake College, CA

from Workshop Attendees

Many amazing new techniques to pass on to my students. Five Stars!! Best money spent! Definitely glad I came and learned SO much! Very kind and exceptional instructor.
Sandy Bonus, 6th grade Studio Art teacher, Park Maitland School, FL
I loved "the claw" & "the holy bridge"! Eye opening. Informative. Favorite session in the whole conference!
Brittany Scala, Middle School Art teacher, Columbia, SC
My most informative workshop at the conference. Margaret was very prepared and her energy was contagious. She was informative and relatable, giving new, more personal ways to create self portraits that will put students more at ease and reap greater results.
Heather Lane, MS art teacher, Albany Community Charter School, NY
So fun, well organized and so many tools to use were presented to tackle drawing faces. I loved learning to measure with my fingers. Margaret is an engaging and responsive educator.
Sean Murphy, K-5 Art teacher, Samuel Tucker Elementary, Alexandria, VA
Please [take this workshop]! Great tips and a wonderful way to learn.
Billie Cube, art teacher for grades 1-8
I learned to take time to observe — use fingers as forms of measurement. Very helpful for those wanting to explore more with self portraits especially those of us who struggle with it.
Kim Long, High School Level 1 art teacher, Woodward, OK
Great instructions & detailed info on measuring the face! You definitely gave me some new ideas about how to teach portraiture to my students. Well organized! I wish we had more time!!
Amy Weishahn, Art & French teacher, Fernley High School, NV
Your supplies were excellent and your were extremely knowledgeable. I'm going to buy the mirrors for my classroom!
Amiekoleh Usafi, Art teacher, grades K-6, Los Angeles, CA @ Charter School