Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Teaching drawing


I am probably quite certifiable to take on more tasks but I have.

I'll be teaching some drawing classes for adults and children at Michael's starting in November - well one in October - that will take up my Monday nights and most of my Sundays. This is in addition to an online course that I will be teaching for Brenda Hoddinott at Drawspace, when her new website is up and running.

The additional work seems a little daunting at the moment, but once the lesson plans are in place it should be fairly straight forward - touch wood. The kids' classes I haven't done much of before, but 8 - 12 year olds should be focused enough to let them explore some techniques and have fun. They may turn out to be more fun than the adults.

I look forward to some more teaching and the exposure that I wouldn't normally get from passing traffic. It may take me a few lessons to get into my stride, but I'll get there.

Tomorrow my daughter and grand daughter arrive from Calgary for a couple of weeks. Its amazing the amount of 'things' you need to have to accomodate a baby. A crib, a highchair, a bouncer thingy, stroller, diapers, milk, food, etc etc. A small body sure has a lot of needs doesn't it? But I think everything is in place and hopefully she'll settle down and I'll get to know her all over again, as I haven't seen her since she was a month or so old. So I may be absent for a day or two til I get the routine down pat. I will take a few days off next week and the week after, but meetings are so often scheduled into the future for me, a full week at once is always a challenge.

The photo is of some wheat/barley/oats that was grown this summer. So what you say? Well it is Newfoundland and we have a very short season. This was grown from grains taken from some animal feed and planted in the field. I was quite surprised to see that it formed heads at all. The prairie people should be able to identify it more accurately than I can.

8 comments:

Mary said...

Good luck with your upcoming classes Jeanette and enjoy your grandaughter very much. If I am right she is probably at the age where she will start repeating everything that you teach her and it is one of the most enjoyable moments of being a grandmother.

"JeanneG" said...

What will you be teaching for Brenda? Be sure to post pictures of your granddaughter.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Mary, I'm sure it will be a treat to have her around for awhile.

I can't tell you yet Jeanne ;) But you'll find out in good time. Oh yes there will be photos of the baby!

Dave said...

Lucky students!

Jeanette said...

Awwww thanks Dave. I hope I don't confuse them totally. :)

Billie Crain said...

when will you come up for air, Jeanette?!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Have fun teaching art and spending time with your family.

Robyn said...

I wish I'd had you to teach me drawing when I was 8 -12, Jeanette.