Thursday, July 31, 2008

i did it

I taught my first real stamping class this afternoon at the local scrapbook store. I've taught a few times to my stamping groups, but this was the first official class. Some of the students are friends and stamping buddies and some were new to me. It was a nice mix of experience and inexperience. I think everyone learned something and it seemed that a good time was had by all. There were a few little bumps in the road, but that just makes me appreciate the smooth parts more.

My favorite part of the class was watching what the students did with the techniques. I brought in extra stamps and inks and encouraged them to change up the cards to suit their needs and tastes. Oh, and change they did. I loved watching the creative process. A couple of the students have fine arts backgrounds and did such beautiful things with color and design. I really think I learned as much as my students. What a treat.

I am also back on board with the school district to substitute teach this year. I really forgot how much I love it. Seeing the little lightbulb go off when someone has that ah ha moment is priceless. I'm teaching the same class at a different shop next weekend. I can hardly wait.

5 comments:

Kim H. said...

Yippee for teaching!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Kudos to you Tami!!!!!
How wonderful to teach.. and teach!!!!

Awesome...

LostLuggage said...

Hooray!!! You're a natural! I Love how you mentioend the "light bulb"...totally true.. I used to love that when I was teaching customers too. I miss it. Here's to many more classes!

Sandy said...

Awesome, I'm glad it went so well!!

Thanh said...

Congratulations on becoming a teaching once again