In 1975, Mike Lin joined the faculty of Kansas State University’s Landscape Architecture department, where he taught design and a class called "Landscape Architectural Delineation". He also began a condensed, 12 day “intersession” class, equivalent to a semester’s worth of work for students not able to register for fall or spring terms. This intensive intersession later provided the unique format of Mike’s 12 day workshops in Manhattan, Kansas, this acclaimed and well known workshops have helped many professionals and students around the globe and have changed their lives to be better.
In 1979, when landscape architecture’s LABash was held at Kansas State, Mike Lin was invited to present a graphic session which received stunning result and caught the attention of past national ASLA president John Carpenter and national executive vice president Edward Able. They later invited Mike to present a one-day hands-on session from coast to coast in the USA, and also to give short educational sessions during the next several national ASLA meetings. This brought Mike Lin and his workshop into the exposure within the design community nationwide.
People began to gain interest in the 12 day workshops in Kansas as a result of his traveling involved in the two-day sessions on other locations. They were invited to join the Kansas State students in the above mentioned intersessions, and as more people participated in the 12 days the number of referrals likewise rose. Continually higher numbers of people were attending the intersessions, and by 1987, when Mike decided to quit as a faculty member at Kansas State, he was ready to venture his own format of teaching and name the workshop "Mike Lin Graphic Workshop". An investment was made to obtain a high tech building with full facilities, where audiovisual equipment could be set up and a large number of students could be accommodated. In 2005, Mike invited his son Brian Lin to join the venture and renamed the business to "BeLoose Graphic Workshop"
At the present time, the BeLoose Graphic Workshop offers 2 and 9 day workshops in Las Vegas or 2 day to other locations by request. So far, the workshop has served over 250,000 people seeking to improve their skill. Their testimonials regarding the influence of the workshop on both improved skill and on the attitude of drawing and designing – can be read at the testimonials link. You are encouraged to join the experience that will definitely change your life to be better with more fun and joy. No one in the design professions should never miss this unforgettable experience.
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