Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bangor Adult Ed: Class or Party?

I was extremely hyped  on "class" night, so much so, I really worried that I overwhelmed my group of newbies. You see I was headed for shoulder surgery the next day. I had spent a load of time getting my day job classroom prepared and plans made for two weeks and I also wanted these ladies to enjoy themselves. You see I am not in this for the money . . . well not a lot of money . . . just enough to finance my art habits. I really want people to see the gift I found in Zentangle®.  I was facing weeks and possibly months without being able to even pick up my favorite micron drawing pen.  Of course my tangly friends said, try using your non dominant hand. Yeah, right.

I think they had a good time. I know I had a BLAST! They stayed almost a whole hour later than the class was suppose to end, so I take that as a good sign. A couple of them spoke of wanting to come back and do 101 again!

One of the big reasons I enjoy teaching these classes is because usually they are filled with like-minded people. The kind of people I'd love to hang out with. These ladies are the kind of people I'd invite over for a cup of coffee or even better, a glass of wine. They made me laugh and I'm pretty sure I made them laugh. Art should be joyful - it should be a place to escape from all that threatens to intrude on your peace.

Thanks Ladies for the lovely class party!

Look at what my talented students, partiers did!

I can't wait to see you all again at another class or party!


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