Who comes to my workshops? Quite a different cross section of the public…..retired …..picking up a life long interest, now they have the time…..young parent…..keen to try something they enjoyed in school and have a day away from the every day trials of family life…….couple of friends…..just wanting a fun day out…….the intermediate artist…….looking for some answers to problems they come up against in their work or just wanting to try a new medium. Then there are the folk who are good with their hands generally…….and love to try new things …….people who have been given a workshop gift because they are very arty…….everyone who comes along brings so much to the mix and helps to make the workshop successful.
I’m shattered at the end of the day….but there’s a glow of satisfaction, a comfortable tiredness, borne from seeing the students happy with their finished piece of work and heading home with knowledge and skills they can use in the future. That’s the reason I love teaching.