Friday, August 14, 2009

Teach A Class!

It's getting to be late summer and everyone has been very busy, including me! As we know there are only so many hours in a day, and oh so many things to do. Sometimes we need a little extra incentive to work on our art projects. So... why not sign up to TEACH a class? One of my top career goals is to teach classes and workshops, besides growing as an artist in jewelry making and watercolor. What better way to make sure things get done than having to be prepared to teach someone else?

Teaching others a new art skill can be a very rewarding experience. Seeing someone learn something new to enrich their quality of life is a reward in itself. It's a good way to get into contact with people, which can be difficult when you are an artist working at home.

Are you skilled enough to teach a class? Start with beginners, who don't know anything about the art skill. You are already a step ahead of them. Teach senior citizens. They would love to learn something different and to get out and socialize with other people. Like self-employed artists, seniors can often be isolated, as well.

So I encourage you this fall to get involved in your community and teach an art class!

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. - Confucius