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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Student Work





Yesterday I taught my first wire wrapping workshop with a lady I know from craft fairs (she does face painting) and two of her friends. They had some experience tinkering with wire but, in her words "we always end up gluing it." I'm proud to say none of these were glued :) They are all stones that they had and wanted to do something with. Turns out most of their problem was that they were using half-hard wire. Maggie was so excited "I finally made something pretty!" and that's a great feeling, for me and for her.

I think I have contributed three more addicts to the wiring world.

I'll probably be getting together with these ladies on a regular basis to teach various techniques. I also have an opportunity to join a gallery that is opening here in White County and to use the facilities they intend to have for teaching crafting classes - and participate in learning other crafts (the company that is opening it is a pottery company and I think I'd love to play with clay on a wheel - everyone knows there's no end to my creating ambition). Frankly, I feel like somewhat of a newbie myself so I'm not sure I'm qualified, but I am eager to share what I know and partake in that incomparable feeling of a creativity-charged atmosphere. Anyone who's taken an art or craft class with other willing participants (meaning, not in high school) will know what I'm talking about.

4 comments:

tstreasures said...

I bet you are more patient because of the fact that you are a "newbie". You understand what it is to learn since you are still learning yourself.

storybeader said...

that sounds like a great gallery/art center you have there. Have fun - I know you will.

threadsofmagique said...

Tell your students that they did some beautiful work and that they have a great teacher (they probably already know that lol)

Athena's Armoury said...

Your students did a magnificent job. That's a huge credit to their teacher, as well!