Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Taking the Plunge: Teaching Workshops
So, I finally stopped dithering and set dates and times for four workshops held in a local coffee shop. I then posted this on Facebook so I had the accountability of following through. I already have several sign-ups! All four classes have at least one person in them, thanks to lovely creative friends. I look forward to doing this workshop for/with them. I need to remember the main focus which is having fun and making things. I don't have to provide anything too intense so long as I explain what we're doing and facilitate things, bring materials, etc. I don't need to be a hero! Hahaa. My plan is to do all four, as long as there are at least two sign-ups per workshop.
Really, I think it'll be fun. When I first started teaching classes about 11 years ago I was always, always nervous, but it went well 98% of the time. Even with my inexperience, the students/participants were always gracious and friendly. I can only think of one student or maybe two (in one case a nervous man, and in another case a woman who was very clingy). But nearly everyone has been super supportive and responsive when I've taught. I really don't see it as teaching so much as witnessing other people as they create. But that's pretty cool.
Love to y'all,