I have a job! And I start on Monday 16th May, which also happens to be the first day back after the school camp, the day of the school co-operative’s AGM and two days before I start teaching evening classes in my studio but hey, I like to be busy, right?
They’re starting me off gently: 5 Mondays (over 6 weeks because we have a public holiday after 4 weeks), 9:30 – 12:00, 12:30 – 3:00pm, teaching introductory printmaking. Nothing too adventurous: a bit of lino cutting, some monotype, perhaps a collograph plate or two… I’m really looking forward to it. I’m also looking forward to the school camp: I’m one of 6 adults taking Class 6 off to Coonabarrabran and Lightning Ridge on Saturday for an 8 day astronomy and geology camp. Whoohoo! I’m going to be playing the recorder and the violin with the kids, taking sketching groups, collecting and grinding ochres into paint and making carborundum/collograph plates using grits and found objects along the way. It’s unpaid but I think it’s worth it for the excitement and the landscape – I’ve never been “out West” and I think it’s going to be great.