11 December 2010

Ann Arbor Free Skool card class

It's always amazing to me what we can do working with recycling.

I mean, I do plenty of recycling of crafting materials, but wo literally hunt around someone else's recycling...and make art. Not all my style, I'll admit, but I like them all, actually.

Jack was there as my assistant, but I'll let him blog his impression if he wants to. I will say, however, that he astonished everyone there with his speed -- he made six cards!

Anyway, we did have a great time. I am not sure I acted as "teacher" so much as "catalyst". The calibre of art that came out of this afternoon's adventure was very exciting -- especially given how hesitant some folks seemed. I don't think they all started out thinking of themselves as artists.

And they were a lovely group of young people. Very warm, and welcoming ... and with a couple of sparkling exceptions, just as introverted as I am. It was a little quiet at first, but we all relaxed and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun!

I am looking forward to teaching with Ann Arbor Free School again. Maybe with something where there is more to say. :p
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  1. Those are lovely!!

    I have a hard time thinking of you as introverted. You've always seemed bubbly and talkative to me, to be honest. I guess I just tend to catch you at moments when you're not feeling introverted.

  2. I'm glad you like them, Valerie! It was fun to practice making something pretty from "garbage". ;)

    I have my moments of being very social, but not usually. ;) You've just known me a long time.

  3. I am glad your class went well. The cards look nice but the important thing is you have taught people what is possible. Now that they know it is possible they will be able to expand on what they have learned.


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