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Well I guess you’ve realised by now that I’m not the most prolific blogger! I will try to make up for it in the future….

It has been quite a journey, finding out what works and what doesn’t.

The two “After School Art Club” sessions (Tuesday & Wednesday) have been a delight, with some lovely artwork created and good friendships formed. Photos of the students and their work will be added to this website (version 2) as I find time to attend to tasks like that. I have been very pleased with their creativity. Needless to say, I really appreciate the loyalty and support of the families who return each term to keep me busy!

However, I discovered that adults don’t want to commit to a weekly class so I’ve had to rethink that idea. We now have “Make-It-Monday” workshops on the first Monday of each month, featuring a particular craft or skill each time. The first one this month was a fun look at DRY FELTING and I was most impressed with the work completed by the attendees. I hope it’s just the beginning of some great creative adventures. These sessions do not require any prior experience. In fact, I delight in working with people who are just discovering their talents. The environment is very positive and encouraging, so even the complete novice can experiment and find success. We tackle PAPER QUILLING next month.

I have had some requests for DRAWING classes, so I’m considering starting another Monday evening offering on a monthly basis. Please let me know if you might be interested in this idea… probably on the third Monday of each month.

I’m still making enquiries about purchasing a kiln. I don’t think it will happen in a hurry, but it’s definitely on the horizon, so watch this space! That will add some exciting opportunities for our students.

So, it might be a gradual, slow progress, but progress it is! Bayview Country Art Club can only get bigger and better as I fine-tune how it all works. Thank you for being part of the journey.