Encaustic Classes – I love teaching.

I love teaching, I think I was born to be a teacher. Nothing gives me a greater thrill than to share my knowledge. I typically use the analogy of the lightbulb for why I love teaching. It is thrilling to watch my students’ minds go while they are figuring out what’s going on and to see that “lightbulb” go on over their head when they finally get it.

Teaching can sometimes be difficult because there are so many different ways people learn. We, as teachers must learn to adjust our approach to be able to help those around us learn and understand in the easiest and best possible way for them. Staying calm and figuring out different approaches is how I work through all my teaching situations. It’s part of why I love teaching so much, it’s the puzzle and the challenge that helps keep me engaged. Also, teaching art is a BLAST!!!!

I have taught a variety of classes and techniques over the years and I never get tired of the inspiration that I consistently receive from my students. I love seeing others be creative and make art. Especially when they don’t think they can or have never tried a certain technique before. I was not supported for my artistic talents while I was growing up so being able to be supportive and watch people grow and develop is something that really means so much to me. It’s a very important part of life; learning new artistic techniques, growing your arsenal of abilities and changing your way of thinking about art can positively effect other areas of one’s life. Below are pictures of my students over the years and their amazing creations, I want to thank them for the joy they have brought me over the years.

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3 thoughts on “Encaustic Classes – I love teaching.

  1. Linda December 11, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Hi Raven, Iris Duarte an acquaintance, gave me your name and recommended your classes. Kindly let me know when your next one is, please.
    Looking forward to meeting you.
    Best regards and happy holidays!
    Linda Benveniste

    • ravensnest December 31, 2017 / 7:15 pm

      Hi Linda,
      I will be doing a class probably in February. You can email me your email and I’ll add you to my mailing list.

      Happy Holidays,
      Raven

      • Linda Benveniste December 31, 2017 / 8:05 pm

        Hi Raven,

        Happy 2018! Hope it will be a better one for all.

        Looking forward to hearing about the February encaustics class!

        Regards,
        Linda

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