Friday, May 20, 2016

Time to catch up...Teaching Trips 2015

I have been incredibly busy since I last posted many moons ago. I thought it was high time to catch up.

In September and October of last year I went on two teaching trips, the first one in the lovely little coastal town of Betty's Bay in the Cape Province, South Africa where the annual South African Miniature Convention is held each year. Here is the hall where the classes were taught, lunch and dinner was served each day which made life a whole lot easier on the teachers and students.

I taught two furniture classes, a Georgian bedside table and a Georgian dressing table mirror, both date from the early 1800's.

Two students busy working on their mirrors.

And we had one student all the way from Seattle in the US, here she is working on her bedside table.

About two weeks later I went to Sweden And Norway to teach two different classes, in Sweden the French washstand that I have posted about before on my blog and in Norway the tilt and turn table that you have also seen on my blog.

First some photos of the class in Stockholm, one of my students recently send me this photo of her completed washstand.

The class in Norway was held at Fellow blogger Janne's cabin in the beautiful Norwegian mountains.

I had a fantastic time teaching in these three venues, the students were all eager to learn, and we had lots of fun and laughter in between all the hard work.

In my next post I will show you some of the places I visited in between teaching.


Mini Southern Millworks said...

Very Nice Elga . I see I'm going to have to hurry up and get my shop ready and start building ... so much to sort out Ya'll are passing me up LOL.


Ilona said...

Hi Elga!
Beautiful pictures of such awesome miniatures, as always! It's so nice to see what you have all done over the past months in 2015. But, oh dear, I knew that you were busy, but soooo very busy, I really had NO idea ;)!!
I see that I've missed some of your posts too. I think it's because I had a readers list problem in that time. Just like I now have again, my own blog post of yesterday evening wasn't appearing in my list.... But, yours was there, so I guess that blogger is teasing us again :(!!
I hope to see you back soon on your blog, I've missed your posts and you.
Groete, Ilona

Daydreamer said...

Hi Elga! You have really been busy with the teaching! It looks very challenging to organize the classes... but everybody seems to have such a great time and they get to make such wonderful minis! Your work is sooooo amazing, it is so generous of you to share and teach your skills!

Giac said...

Hello Elga,
I envy those students lucky enough have taken your class. the projects were all beautiful and it looks like everyone had a great time.
Big hug

ScrapbookingButterfly said...

Hello Elga,
What wonderful opportunities you have presented to the students who are able to take your classes...teaching is a remarkable sharing process. You can give information and skills to those that will learn and cherish what they create...everything is well done and looks to be an enjoyable experience for all who participated! Cheers, Alayne in Winnipeg