I've been teaching at the Bristol Folkhouse for a few terms now, and this time around I finally got my act together and registered myself for a few courses. I started beginner's spanish this evening, and had a really fantastic time learning to pronounce the alphabet and conjugate verbs - and this friday I'm also starting a stained glass course. (Cue addition of stained glass project to the 52 Weeks : 52 Crafts to-do list!).
It will be a really nice change to be sitting on the learner's side of these courses and workshops as I always find that when I take a new course I learn as much about teaching as I do about whatever the new skill is I'm trying to learn. I love seeing other educators in action, seeing different teaching styles and techniques and sometimes its just good medicine to be the one who is put on the spot and called on instead of the one doing the calling.
I'm really looking forward to the stained glass course starting this week and will no doubt be blogging about it as soon as I walk out the door... but in the meantime I'm already scouring the web for amazing pieces of inspiration and different styles... so if you know any good sites of projects, please post comments and share them with me!
Here is one piece of inspiration that certainly has got my attention is the work of Kirsten Hassenfeld, although most of this work is created with paper and mixed media - I definitely see some stained glass inspiration thrown in there.