Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My last art show for the year and an invitation

Yes, it's been a while since my last post. The weekend after the Meander Art Crawl, I was in the Scott County Art Crawl in Shakopee. Let's just say my first experience driving in the cities was... interesting. We got there at 5:00 on Friday afternoon - I was so grateful to have a friend along to navigate and also grateful we were staying on the western edge.

The art crawl wasn't quite what I expected. I'd seen over 450 people the previous weekend out in the very rural area, and I would guess I saw 150 in the cities. I was expecting to be absolutely flooded from beginning to end just because there were so many people in the immediate area. This was their first year though, and the Meander is quite well established, so that could be the difference. It was fun to see new people, and I was invited to an art show in Jordan (also in the cities - yikes!) next June - I'll have to see how the schedule works out with my sister's wedding also being in June.

Here's a photo of my Shakopee display:

The other exciting news lately is that I've been asked to teach a western drawing class for community education at a nearby town. I'm excited and scared spitless at the same time - excited because people keep asking me if I can teach drawing, and now I'll be able to answer; and scared because I have NO idea what I'm doing! :) The class is three two-hour sessions Nov. 30-Dec. 14. I've got a little bit of time to prepare, but any advice would be most welcome!

I do still have another artist feature waiting to be posted (I haven't forgotten about you!) - I'll try to get that up this weekend since I'll actually have a weekend free for the first time this month!

1 comment:

Megana said...

How exciting to be invited to teach!! I'm sure you can do it. Don't be too scared!

I had my first teaching job at age 19, half a year teaching to underprivileged boys and girls from the housing projects, and the other half of the year to mentally and developmentally disabled kids out in the country. I was scared spitless too, but it ended up being really fun.

The best advice I can give is to believe in yourself- your talent and personality are what got you in the teaching position in the first place, and by letting it shine you can inspire others to explore their creativity. At the end of the day, how good the students' drawings turn out is really secondary to how they felt when they were in the class.

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