</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Tom Duffy @ Mar 27 2003, 12:51 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>I think we do have to expose ourselves to different techniques and visions of the current masters while we're learning, and then create a personal synthesis, coupled with our own outlook.
*Very* close to my own personal philosophy.
I would suggest (n.b. "*SUGGEST*") one slight modification:
The exposure to different techniques is probably the most helpful thing we can do - but I would stop short of "must" - as in "absolutely mandatory."
The "personal synthesis" -- so what else IS there?
Anyone have any experience with the Weston workshop in Carmel?