You have magic. You turned me into an artist.
Catherine Radix Mansell
This past year I have taught at Camden High School twice, Deer Isle Stonington Elementary, Harbor School, Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens, Tremont School and The National Chapter of the Sumi-e Society in Mobile Alabama as well as my Florida workshops.
I recently taught at Mount Desert Elementary School and this is a 5th grader’s comment:
Dear Frederica Marshall
Thank you so much for teaching us sumi-e painting. It is so calming, every stroke of the brush is very soothing, it lets my emotions flow down the river of ink. At first I thought that it would be very hard but it’s not it’s go with the flow and I love it. So once again thank you. Sincerely, Cole
PS I’m really excited for landscape painting.
After 20,000 students, I’m sure you don’t need any further compliments or feedback, but I didn’t want to leave Deer Isle without expressing my gratitude for your terrific course. It exceeded my expectations in all ways, and I especially appreciated your relaxed and encouraging style, your willingness to help when needed and yet allow me to pursue what took my fancy, and your ability to open my horizons without talking down to me.
Bravo — I hope to continue my studies with you in coming months to achieve my personal best!
Stay well, and have a great summer.
with fond regards,