One of the most frequent comments that students have made when I have been either teaching Card Making, Painting and now Fused Glass is “I am not artistic”.
We are all `artistic` or `creative` as I prefer to call it, to some extent. If you have ever cooked a meal, baked a cake, arranged a vase of flowers, fixed your hair, are a keen gardener, then you have created something.
The problem is that most people make this statement because they expect to come into a class and immediately create a complicated finished piece that is perfect.
You would not expect to get in a car when you have never driven before and drive off, without instruction and most importantly, without practice.
The next comment I get is ” You make it look so easy”. I have had lots of instruction and lots of practice and when you have too, you will also make it look easy!
That is why I have re-titled my follow- on classes as Progression. The Taster Sessions are to give you a flavour, which you will hopefully enjoy and come back for more.
That is not to say that you will not be able to produce a wonderful coaster that will be very usable after the Taster Session, because you will receive instruction how to and will have a chance to practice a little bit.
Many of you wish to make more ambitious projects straight away but you have to learn to walk before you can run! However, these will be achievable on the Progression classes