The Gift of Classes

This week, we are winding up our 8 weeks of metalsmith classes during these challenging times.  We practiced mask wearing, deep cleaning, plexiglass, sanitizing, and small class size.  Despite these challenges, each class bonded well, and each student amazed me with the depth of their designs, and their willingness to try brand new ideas.  The jewelry they created was incredible!  And I didn’t even touch on the enthusiasm!Students in Metalsmithing

And everyone stayed healthy!  These classes were a gift for every one of us.  For me, because it added a feeling of normalcy during this pandemic.  For my students, they felt the need and desire to create.  I am bold to say that I think the designs and crafting that happened was above and beyond what would have been in typical times. Students in MetalsmithingChallenges make us dig deeper and forced slowing down makes us see what we are capable of.  There was no feeling of being rushed because students did not have to be 3 places at the same time.Students in Metalsmithing

Yes, these classes were a gift, to each and every one of us.  How wonderful that Covid 19 did not stop us from everything in this world, and perhaps, we found something new in our creative world…

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