But you have to push them uphill first!
Facebook recently showed me a memory from six years ago. In that post I announced that I was teaching my first art classes. I was so nervous!
It was at a consignment store in Kenmore full of used furniture and bric-a-brac. They were closed on Sundays and were therefore willing to let me teach in the shop. I had three people sign up. I had no idea of how to develop this into my dream career, a full time teaching artist.
Wow, that was just 6 years ago. Seems like a life time ago. I’ve come a long way since that in six years. I teach at community colleges and several art schools, I’ve had literally hundreds of students, the majority of which have become dear friends. I’ve take students to Italy, France and England every year.
And now I’m opening up my own school. Wow. Just wow!
The school is Cloud 9 Art School, located in Bothell. Located in a lovely house at 18414 103rd Ave NE in Bothell, we will open our doors in September.
I have a line up of exciting teachers, all professional artists, who will bring their passion, encouragement, and expertise to their students at Cloud 9.
We will offer workshops, ongoing classes, cultural events, and travel adventures to inspire joy and creativity.
Our initial line up includes art and mindfulness classes for preschoolers, kids, teens and adults! The current schedule features classes on drawing, sketch booking, watercolors, acrylics and jewelry making. We will continue to add new classes and workshops for a variety of media and we will offer an exciting line up of visiting instructors as well. Stay tuned!
We are a joyful community focused on creativity and discovering our world. Cloud 9 Art School is committed to being a place where children, teens and adults find inspiration, learn, and have fun in a relaxed, professional studio environment.
I'm thrilled! You could say, I'm on Cloud 9!