Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Please Bring an Apple for the Teacher!

After a 5-year sabbatical, I'm looking forward to teaching jewelry making classes again. Actually, I take that back. I taught a 5-week jewelry making class to eager 5th and 6th grade girls at my sons' school last spring. But now I'm finally going to be teaching adults again.

I got my start teaching jewelry making at Michaels craft store by teaching customers how to use all of the products and tools. I also offered several beading classes, from beginner to advanced projects. The classes were popular and I loved teaching, but the arrival of my second son made me put all of my extra curricular activities on hold.

Now that my youngest is now five and in full-day kindergarten (yippie!!), I eagerly accepted the offer to teach at Creative Expressions Art Gallery in Mequon, WI. I've spent a lot of time writing the classes, shopping for materials and creating beautiful project samples.

On December 1, I will be teaching "Beautiful Beaded Basics". It is perfect for anyone interested in starting to bead or anyone looking for a beading refresher. Participants will work with me step-by-step to and create a beautiful bracelet and earring set.

On December 10, I will be leading a class in making the "Reversible Metal Clay Pendant". In this class, students will learn hands-on how to work with precious metal clay to create their own pendant made of pure silver.

I'd love to hear your comments about these two classes!!


owlsomegifts said...

they both sound like fun classes!

Fiberpuppy said...

Wish I were local. I'd sign up.

Jeanne Selep said...

Brook, have a great time and good luck with your classes. I'm going to see how busy the calender looks around the time of the PMC class.

Bridget said...

Thanks for following my blog...and Congrats on the opportunity to teach jewelry making.

Kitty said...

ah, I'll have to click on these links when I have a reliable computer. But I have to say it's very cool that you as a teacher are looking forward to the classes. That will make a huge impact on your students' experience.

Teaching sounds exhausting to me. You'll have to post about your experience back in the saddle!

sandyxxx said...

This was by far one of mthe most thought provoking merry go rounds we've had. Im still not convinced I am all done thingking it through.
I think the amount of detail and the stricking color combinations you use are your trademark. Unique style that sets you apart.
925 sterling silver