Monday, October 6, 2008

Classes starting tomorrow



Hard to believe that October is here already. It seems like just yesterday we were in August, but I guess the fall colors are on there way and I will have to enjoy that before the color is all gone. The good thing though about the cooler weather is there isn't as much of an urge to go outside and waste the beautiful evenings. So, in the long run, I will get more done as the weather slowly goes Kaput outside and the night gets darker earlier and earlier. WIth that, I am excited that tomorrow I will be starting a class that I am teaching at the Elk River Arts Alliance. The great thing is it is only about two miles from where I live, compared to all of the other activities that are more in the downtown Minneapolis area. I just won't know what to do with such a short commute! The class itself was supposed to start on the 23rd of Sept., but we needed to postpone it a couple of weeks and am anxious to get going. The class is going to be on the art of creating children's books, so it should be a lot of fun and a productive 10 weeks. We only meet every other tues. but am hopeful that the students will use the time wisely in between classes and come out excited and energized to continue the pursuit of creating for the children's market.

PS, The book at the top is one that I recently added to my collection on Friday from the MEMO conference in Minneapolis. It is called Storm Codes and was illustrated by my good friend Christina Rodriquez. I would definitely recommend the book as it is such a wonderful read and the illustrations are amazing! Congrats to both Christina and Tracy for such a great book

4 comments:

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Hey! Thanks for the plug, Shawn! And good luck with your classes!

Nina said...

Excited to hear how your classes go, and find out who is winning the mentorship... See you Saturday!

Shawn McCann said...

No problem Christina. The book is so worth a mention! Thanks for the wishes as well for the classes. They were a lot of fun and am looking forward to the next ones in a couple of weeks

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Nina. The class was blast. I am definitely looking forward to the next one. And, hopefully will see you at the conference on Sat. I will be there for the awards section, so probably around 3:45 or so