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.