I love teaching! That is all there is to it. Some artists prefer to stayed in their studios and work in solitarity. Others really enjoy the comradery of working together at an art center like the Falmouth Art Center here in Falmouth. They go out in groups on location every Monday and work on a scene. Me? My greatest joy is leading a class of eager students who haver never picked up a pair of glass cutters or mixed gooey grout in a bowl. I really enjoy telling them about the history of mosaics and how they began thousands of years ago. I honor then for taking this class and carrying on the tradition of this ancient art form because they will be able to show their work on to others as well.
When I teach, I want to get the students working as quickly as possible, so I save more lecturing for later- after all they didn't come to hear me blabber. They want to create!
In future blogs I will talk about my teaching style and share some thoughts on this subject. For now, please enjoy these photos of last weekend's workshop and more that I have placed in our "Photo Gallery"