Just because I can create art doesn’t mean I can teach you how. Isn’t that true? Well, after ten years of refining my craft and teaching (plus the 10 previous years I worked in the corporate world giving presentations and leading projects) I think I can. Some of my keys to satisfied students are:
These are a few of my “tried and true” practices.
- give a straight-forward overview of the project at hand first without embellishment
- provide handouts with step by step explanations so that participants do not spend time taking notes
- have ready-made examples of each step (it is very hard to visualize something you’ve never seen)
- keep to one technique at a time
- allow for questions after key demonstrations
- ALWAYS encourage participants to ask any questions and ALWAYS remind them that each technique is not a talent, it is a skill that they must practice in order to achieve perfection