TEACHING A DESIGN CLASS AT THE FEATHERED NEST IN LOOMIS, CA
TEACHING ABOUT DESIGN
Not long ago, every few months or so, I would hop on a plane and travel here and there throughout the US to teach other interior designers and students hand rendering, and space planning skills. Most often I taught at universities, but not always. Sometimes it would be at private design studios, or gathering spaces at hotels. Typically I presented to large groups, but many times I taught private and semi-private classes. Through all that, I even gave a couple of inspirational keynote speeches. All of this developed organically though social media.
I relished the opportunity to teach and talk about a subject that I loved and was passionate about. I enjoyed seeing parts of the country that I had never been to before. And I treasured the opportunity to meet and rub shoulders with other designers and design students, while helping them develop and improve their design skills.
IN THE PAST?
So why is this all in the past? Good question. Though I loved the opportunity, it was a time management situation for me. It’s hard to do it all! Keeping up with a busy design practice is challenging in and of itself and then to add work travel on top of it, that wasn’t moving client’s design projects along, made it even more tricky.
I remember arriving at the Sacramento airport in the wee morning hours after retuning from the east coast. I walked out to my car in an abandoned parking lot, it was dark, cold and foggy and I still had an hour and a half drive home. I remember asking myself, are the things I loved about teaching and travel worth it? On the way home, I wrestled with my thoughts and by the next day I decided that although I loved teaching, for the time being I needed to put it on hold, with the hopes of someday coming back to it.
Fast forward to now….I’m happy to say that I’m coming out of my hiatus to teach a class to the public at The Feathered Nest, in Loomis CA, and I’m super excited about it! We’ll spend the first portion of the class talking about how to work with a designer and get the most out of your spaces. From there we’ll open it up to a Q&A.
If you’re in the area, I invite you to join us on Thursday April 25th, 2019 at 7PM. I would love to meet you in person.
THE FEATHERED NEST
And one last thing…if you’ve never been to the The Feathered Nest, you’ll want to change that soon! It’s a 10,000 sq ft interior design showroom curated with beautiful vignettes that include unique furniture pieces and accessories.
And…the more I think about it, I really never gave up teaching - I went from teaching in person to teaching on my blog. If you’re new here, be sure and check out more of my studio journal. It’s there that I use my design projects to teach the why’s and why nots of good design - especially when it comes to interior architecture.
Cheers! I hope you follow along and that I’ll see you on the 25th of April!