I went to this event because Cassius went to Hanoch's lecture a while back and loves to make things. He like's Hanoch's work (who doesn't) and it seemed like a great way to get Cassius thinking. I got SO into it. It was facsinating and fun. Once I delved in, I felt the pressure. I know Guy was feeling the pressure and Stefan was sweating.
To actually try this way of illustrating is to forget some of our skill set and tap unused ones. About 20 minutes into moving object around the surface I then realized that I was forgetting that the object should have meaning as well (at least in Hanoch's world).
Cassius was a whirlwind. He knew what to do right away. A million ideas the only thing holding him back was sharing the glue gun.
Thanks Hanoch. We had a great time and you're a natural teacher.
My portrait was put down but not glued. Hanoch came by and said the zipper I was using as a mouth needed to be trimmed by about 1/2" to work. I cut it and suddenly it was me.
The guy knows his stuff.
laura tallardyNovember 18, 2009
man looks like i missed a great party!! looks like everyone had a fab time. i'll have to do a hanoch in absentia sometime :) lmk next time you come to the city! don't do it when i'm out of town!!
ZimmNovember 18, 2009
Hanoch, you are a true master my friend. Anyone out there who thinks that what Hanoch does is even remotely easy should give it a try themselves. I was quickly humbled. Sure thing, it was a lot of fun and the master was very kind, but man oh man, the results were just one step this side of miserable.
Thanks Hanoch! You are the best teacher I ever had!
Robert HuntNovember 18, 2009
I wish I could have been there for this- what a great event!
ShoutNovember 18, 2009
wow! what a great workshop, congrats Hanoch, looking the images of this post I can say that I never see in my life any teacher get a result like this..! amazing! I wish I'd be there as well
Laura LevineNovember 18, 2009
Hanoch, this looks like a blast!
Jim PaillotNovember 18, 2009
Wow. I wish I could have been there with my kids. It looks like such a great time.
Hanoch PivenNovember 18, 2009
Wow. Thank you guys. I added some more images.
Tim, I'm not giving you any more objects ever.
If you did this in half an hour, you'd put me out of business!!
Tallardy every time I'm in town you leave! I'm starting to suspect you don't like me.
Zimm it was such a blast to meet you.
Hunt, how about you teach me how to paint!
Shout, un piacere to meet you in the weekend.! Grazie.
Jim next workshop I'll shoot you an email.
Laura how about a Workshop in your store? with all the stuff there?
Cathleen ToelkeNovember 18, 2009
Really fun seeing the results. Jersey girls have a good thing going!
Who did the one with the mop of raffia hair?
Tim, that's you.
Hanoch PivenNovember 18, 2009
The raffia hair is Beethoven!
Made by Sabine, Stefan's girlfriend who is a musician.
Christoph HitzNovember 18, 2009
I've forgotten how much fun a workshop is...
Guy BilloutNovember 24, 2009
Like Deus ex Machina, you descended from
the heavens, and you disappeared, leaving
behind your bewildered followers...
As Zimm pointed out: you were a very
generous teacher to the self-conscious
student I was. What a basic lesson you
you gave us: putting oneself in "danger"
of not being sure of what would be the
next step, and for some of us, the gift
of "divine surprises"...
Thank you, my friend.
When shall we have, you and me, a
minute to catch u with the life of the soul?
Warmest regards to you and to your
Hanoch PivenDecember 1, 2009
Guy dearest, what a beautiful comment!
I am still indebted to YOU for all the wisdom you shared with me back in those days in Lafayette Street. And for your friendship since.