A few days ago, I was asked by our town manager if I would be interested in teaching some jewelry making classes at the Lays Hardware Center for the Arts in the town I live in. The Lays building (as we call it) is a former hardware store in downtown Coeburn that has been converted into a space that has a stage downstairs that features live bluegrass music weekly. The upstairs has classroom space where artisan classes such as stained glass, pottery, quilting and jewelry making are taught. It's a wonderful place and I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to teach there. We're in the beginning stages of planning, but it looks as if I may be able to start offering classes around the first of May. This is the Lays building:
I wish I had better pictures, especially of the inside, but unfortunately this is all I could find!
I'm not sure which classes I'll be teaching yet. I have lots of ideas, though, from the very basics to more complicated projects that involve bead weaving. I hope there is a lot of interest!
I could see teaching something like this:
But, I probably need a little more practice before teaching this:
I'll keep you posted as the planning moves forward!