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by debward , April 18, 2008—09:36 PM

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I just finished a 6 week class teaching watercolor to ___seniors___, before it dawned on me that ___I am one!___ Since I had been asked to step in and continue a class that had been started a few years ago by a woman from my watercolor society, I was a bit nervous at first. But then it dawned on me that they were probably just as nervous at having a new teacher! Everything in life is relative. The group was a lot of fun and turned out to be very talented.

I__™m happy to say that they have signed on for both a summer and fall session and I__™m looking forward to watching them progress into more complicated paintings and then onto ___doing their own thing___. Tomorrow I begin a 4 week class at my gallery, which I__™m hoping will also turn into ongoing sessions (hope springs eternal!).

One thing that always surprises me when I am teaching is that someone will make the comment ___Mine doesn__™t look like yours!___ Why is it that people will take tennis or golf lessons and practice like the dickens for months to get better, but think they can spend 2 hours a week painting, without practicing at home, and expect to paint as well as someone who has been doing it for years? Sometimes life is just a mystery to me!

I always start my classes with the basics, and this photo is of 3 small pictures we worked on as the class progressed.



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