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During the winter months when I live in Brownsville I happily teach an Arty-Crafty class every Wednesday morning in our community hall. I love sharing my ideas with the residents and am always looking for new and interesting ideas for the classes.
|Sharpie marker silk scarf painting class in Brownsville.|
One of the students favorites has been learning Zen doodling. Teaching one class usually leads to more and I have to convince the ladies that we should try something else once in awhile.
When I moved here to Nipawin, I made some inquires about the local Art Club and talked to some members about joining. Building a house and being too pooped to get off the couch in the evenings kept me from going to any meetings though, Im afraid, so I had not met any of the local artists.
Imagine my surprise when I got a phone call from the Nipawin Art Club asking if I would come and teach a Zen doodle drawing class. I jumped at the chance. I love teaching! How did they know I have taught Zen Doodling??
On Saturday I had a class of 15, women, men and a teenager! I gave them the best instructions that I could, loaded their brains with Zentangle history, philosophy and patterns. They did amazing and I hope that at least some of them continue to find tangle drawings an enjoyable endeavor.
I met some amazing people and got to spend the afternoon doing something I Love. Teaching.