Thursday, February 3, 2011

Art Classes

Cat with dog and bird, by Anna
Cat with dog and bird, by Anna, age 5

Goose, by Tatum
Goose by Tatum, age 7

Horses, by Elsa
Horses by Elsa, age 7

Last year was dismal for my graphic design business. Because of the economy, because I work mainly with higher-ed and nonprofits, or just because things change. I spent countless hours thinking about what was next for me. I started my etsy shop, I volunteered, I brainstormed over wine with other moms in similar situations.

And all the while I was always doing art projects with Anna and her friends. I don't know why it took so long for the idea to click, but once it did it was as right as rain. I am now teaching art to kids out of my home. I started with 2 classes this month, and will be doubling that in the Spring.

I admit it's a bit daunting. And 90 minutes is a looooong time when working with kids in such a focused way. But man, just seeing the beautiful work they produced was so inspiring.

If you're interested in learning more about the classes, you can visit my new class website here. I've added a permanent link to the sidebar on the right as well. (By the way, I used a free service called Weebly to build this site and it is awesome!).

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