#139- THE ART TEACHER -pushing out of my comfort zone

#139- Stepping out of my comfort zone -ART CLASS

Greetings! I have been wanting to do this for some time, but I keep pushing it off into the future…

Andrea, the owner of South County Art Supply, has been offering to host art classes if ever I was willing to teach them.  “Oh yeah, I’d love to” I continuously say…but not now…not during my 365…how about next year…excuses, excuses, excuses!

If I am being completely honest, It’s because I’m afraid.

Scared of teaching? No. I’ve taught many an art class over the years.

Really, what it comes down to is being a perfectionist.  I already have the itinerary in my head, but I’m afraid I won’t have time to get all my thoughts out perfectly onto a piece of paper, create a real lesson plan, create check lists, map out each entire class from beginning to end, create the projects beforehand to make sure they even work….Man I could come up with a hundred different fears about being “ready” or “prepared”.

I do like to be prepared, but I also know that I pass up art exhibits, events, teaching, you name it, because I am afraid the conditions aren’t perfect.  I never feel like it’s the right time to PUT MYSELF OUT THERE – EVER!

As my mom said today, “No one likes to be pushed outside of their comfort zone” and it’s so true, I can be the biggest baby.

So what I thought I’d do for today was commit to a date and a time, and put it out there.  I’ll have to work with Andrea on the particulars, but once again, I have at least made a public decree which to me, is enough to make me follow through.

If I have that date, then I will work towards my goal, and somehow I will be prepared and ready to go. That is how the universe works…

Field of Dreams (movie quote):   “If you build it, they will come”…

baby steps…off the diving board…






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1 Comment

  1. I hope you post some of these lessons. I’d love to see what kids create. I just started a class on Picasso portraits with my grade 2/3 class. They’re loving it.

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