Since I stopped teaching regular classes, this group have morphed into something else. Instead of getting together to make art, we get together to talk, share and generally enjoy each others company on a monthly basis at a Coffee Shop in Geelong. Any artist of any persuasion can attend the morning get togethers which occur on the third Thursday of each month.
Originally it started with 3 artist friends meeting with the idea that each would invite one other person for the following month. If they came, then those new 3 could invite 3 more for the following month. There is no obligation to attend and no obligation to let anyone know if one is not attending. No administration involved.
Generally, about 10-12 turn up and we have a spirited sharing of information and ideas.
We are now thinking of visiting each other's studios sometimes. Very relaxed agenda.