The last two weeks have been incredible and busy.
I wanted to share some of what we've been working on in The Workshop. My students are wonderful! I am truly enjoying this bit of time with them. I have two classes divided into age groups that run an hour and a half each week. So far we've mostly worked with clay in the younger group. In the older group we've worked with clay and watercolor........
This week was sort of dark and gloomy on Monday and I really loved turning on the lights, and setting out materials for art, and supplies for tea making before they arrived. My older group is all girls and I'm seeing new friendships forge while they're making art. My hope is that they form their own little tribe of creative souls. Start 'em young, right?
One of my girls this week told me, "I'm just not very good at watercolor." I told her, "don't say I'm not good. Say, I'm experimenting." She laughed at me and then looked at her painting and said, "I'm experimenting with watercolor." And then she laughed again, and started painting.
We're halfway through our first session. I offered a mini four week camp to kickstart this new venture. We'll take a little break for summer in July and then start again in August with longer sessions throughout the school year and I'm dreaming of some monthly day sessions for crafting holiday give-ables and a mama's night out.
It feels pretty magical to see this new venture take shape.