I had the time of my life last weekend teaching five of the most wonderful, multi- talented women in my Basic Mosaics class at my home studio. Not one of them had any experience with the art form, but when they were finished making their beautiful, uniquely individual pieces, you would never know that.
The best part was not only sharing my love of mosaics but seeing their joy at their own accomplishments. I taught them all the tricks of the trade I've learned through my own trial and error. I tried to boost their confidence and belief in their own innate talent. And in the end, the weekend was about the reward of self-expression through art, a much needed escape from the everyday, and the wonderful camaraderie that grows from a common passion.
I hope to be doing more teaching this Spring and Summer as time allows. I can't think of a more gratifying endeavor. Maybe you will join me.