I’m sitting here trying to put together my spring teaching schedule. It’s a little bit like cooking; a little bit of this and a little bit of that, trying to find the perfect balance. I will be teaching beginning metal clay again at the Kansas City Art Institute and have been asked to be a metal clay instructor teaching advanced techniques at Genevieve Flynn’s teaching studio. www.genevieveflynn.com
I met Gennie when I took a beginning silversmithing class from her. I just remember her looking at my work and saying that she had never had a student “do it quite like that before”. She said that to me a lot. The first time she said it was when I got the saw blade in the frame sideways. Gennie should have recognized my talent right then and there because getting a sawblade into the frame sideways is an almost impossible feat and I managed it on my first try. And for all you silversmiths out there, I really mean sideways, not backwards.
For some reason Gennie liked me (I like to think she found me amusing) and I absolutely adored her. We have been friends ever since. Gennie is a fabulous teacher, she managed to teach me so what more can I say? I am honored that she has asked me to be an instructor at her studio.
Once I get dates nailed down I will be posting my class schedule here on my blog. I am also working on a place to start teaching Zentangle® on a regular basis and hope by the first of the year to have that information for you.