I’m going to teach, can you believe it?

Well, I think I’m going to do it.  I’m going to start teaching.  At shows I get asked a lot if I teach and the answer is always ‘no’.  And I put of responses from glass schools who email and ask me to join their schedule.  Not for reasons people might think though.  I never thought I could fill a whole day.  I also didn’t think I could travel that much with small kids at home.  Times change, kids get older.

Laurie Nessel at the ASGB has been asking me for a while now if I would come teach.  Again, I held off because I thought, what could members of a glass bead making society learn from me?  I forget that there are new people every day that haven’t spent hundreds of hours poring over the internet to absorb as much information as possible.  I also forget that not everyone has taken a class or seen a more advanced glass person work…and how incredibly inspiring and encouraging that can be.

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What convinced me to start to feel the waters is that Laurie asked me for a syllabus and I sat down to start that last night.  She offered the option of a two day workshop or two one day workshops that are the same.  As I started to breakdown what I know and what I could teach I was amazed.  I could easily do a two day workshop with all unique techniques throughout.  And, I got great feedback from the demo day I did and I wasn’t trying to teach.

So, I’m nervous about putting it out there and working up all of the specifics of who needs what supplies and all that.  I use a lot of different stuff.

Ok, enough worrying.  I’m working on my first tentative date and that’s that.

2 thoughts on “I’m going to teach, can you believe it?

  1. Sydney Pinkerton

    I think that’s a great idea! I would be glad to help you in any way I can.
    Happy Mother’s Day.

  2. testdomain

    I have not checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend

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