Recently, I returned to Indonesia for a little break/creative exploration/family time for a few months. I was humbled and happy to receive an invitation to teach two classes at Indoestri Makerspace; Introduction to Linocut and Advanced Linocut and Pattern Making. After 20+ hours of flying and what it seemed to be an endless layover in Hong Kong, I made it to Jakarta and met the Indoestri team to get started right away! A month later, I was teaching the two classes we had planned. Both classes were sold out and we opened a few more classes the following month. I had such an amazing time not only passing down a hobby of mine as a new knowledge to others, I get to share my stories on what it was like to be an Etsy Maker in the States, I met so many wonderful women and men, and I got to learned so much from them and most importantly, I get to get to know myself as an educator; finding out how to teach others creative thinking, applying it to designs, and encouraging them to start their own creative business no matter how small it is. I'm really grateful for this opportunity! This really did confirmed my intuitive instinct to want to finish my Early Childhood Education degree that I am currently pursuing in Montreal. I really like to teach creative thinkings to children and someday; creating children's art programs for creative workshops, museums or children's hospitals! (Really ambitious, I know! But, you gotta start aiming somewhere and anywhere before you go places! :)
Above are images from the Introduction to Linocut class, where students learn the basic of cutting linosheets with lino tools, understanding positive and negative spaces, basic printing, creating simple designs to their likings and as a result, creating their own art prints to display as home decor.
All art prints (above) are student's artwork
Above are images from the Advanced Linocut: Pattern Making on Textile class, where students learn the more intricate aspect of creating fun designs and repeating pattern to create one cohesive design to their likings and as a result creating their own table napkins/runner to display as home decor.