I have found my pure bliss – teaching creative classes to the younger population. Saturday I had a Valentine’s class at my church and had 5 yr olds – 11 yr olds. I love the way the children are so open to letting their creativity shine through and really embrace what they are there to do – make cards for people they love.
The light in their eyes after they were done and I was dotting on them and their creations was something so special and something I will never forget.
Yesterday I had an afterschool class at a high school nearby for 12 teenagers. Now, this was a little – ok a lot different from the younger kids, but it was great fun and fulfilling in a different way. I had a few of them tell me that they were not creative and didn’t want to take part; however, their teacher insisted everyone take part! Those who told me they couldn’t do did some of the best work. Others completely let themselves go and created their own designs, while the few teachers – male if I might add – ate it up. They were very apprehensive when they got there and ended up loving it and really getting into the creative process.
Working with children/teenagers etc was so rewarding to me. I feel like I got as much out of the classes as they did and I can’t wait to do more!