September, 2011

Never Stop Learning!

I was asked to write a guest blog. I had become a fan of Art Night Out’s Facebook page some time back. When a post was made about an art class that was coming up, it jogged my memory that Artascope existed. I took another look at the website, remembered why I had “liked” the page, and sent off an e-mail to Catherine to tell her how much I liked the Art Night Out idea. I asked if she planned to expand to an area closer to where I lived, as I would love to be a part of her company.

She responded immediately, saying, “Yes! I could actually use a teacher. Are you interested?” Now, I had never considered myself to be a candidate for teaching, but with my art background, and the fact that I had made jewelry in the past, I thought, “Why not!” I had signed up with a direct selling company the year before, and the skills and self-confidence I had been learning as a result has prepared me to mentor and guide others in learning a new skill.

I attended two of the Art Night Out classes in preparation to become a teacher. I loved it–absolutely loved it. I had forgotten how much fun it was to sit down and create. What makes it even more enjoyable is the camaraderie among the other participants. We chatted, and admired each others’ creations. We relaxed, and enjoyed snacks and drinks provided by the studio. And at the end of the class, we all had two finished pieces to take home.

I really like the social aspect of the Art Night Out concept. It is a chance for a group to meet up for a night away from the demands of daily life, to explore their creative side, and to connect with others, whether with an old friend, or a soon-to-be friend.

I highly recommend you take the time to attend some of these classes. They have such a variety from which to choose–I know I can’t wait to learn even more from Artascope Studios. Never stop learning–you never know what new doors it will open for you!

After a few team teach sessions with Catherine Bickford, I will begin teaching the classes at the Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education program, and will soon be offering classes on my own in Limerick, Cornish, Waterboro and surrounding towns in York County. Contact me at (207) 247-4794 to book your very own Art Night Out and enjoy creative fun in a party atmosphere with your friends.

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