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Seeing the Facebook announcements with different teachers' artwork for Escuela Garaycochea fills me with longing. It was the best art school I ever attended. Some of the truly happiest hours of my life where those 2 hours on every Saturday at that old fashioned, ex-pharmaceutical lab building that was used for the school. I believe it used to be a Roche laboratory? It still had the old logo on the door and everything. It looked like a place that was a hundred years old even then, with the most old fashioned kind of elevator, and inside there was that gigantic photo of Pablo Picasso... Next to the little cafe we would go get alfajores and drinks to at recess. That was one school where you'd be eager to hear the old bell be rung again so you could get back to class and draw. It was such an airy, huge place, with a magical air to it, and everyone there was happy, everyone was serious about drawing, even the little kids. The camaraderie was intense. We loved to draw and lived for it and we all knew it. We treasured our teachers and pretty much revered them --most were well known in the cartooning business by the general public.
The drawings in this particular image are by Goyo Mazzeo, who wasn't that young then so he must be an old guy now. He was my first teacher at the school, always sweet and always patient with the younger children:
It warms my heart to know that he's still around and teaching the same class. I wasn't that good at listening to advice back then but I wish he and other teachers I had, such as Yiyo Adam, could see that I did learn a thing or two and managed to make a living off my art, and to become less closed-minded and keep learning as I am now.
I loved the old building so, so very much, that when the school had to move to a tiny location where the "classrooms" were made with cubicle type divisors, I was so utterly heartbroken I stopped attending. I can't forget the first time I saw the new location. I was in denial! Couldn't believe my eyes. Haha... Still... Good memories. Wonderful memories. I feel so, SO lucky that I had a chance to attend at all.
Deviations created by my friends, watchers and those I watch.
Today I want to share with you the work of Pastel-Hime
, whose art I really enjoy. I consider Pastel a treasured friend and encourage you to check out her page, as she is as sweet as she is talented, and getting better with every drawing she makes: