Last week I taught the Czech marionette-making class at the shop. There are particular phases in any class -- in any artistic project, for that matter -- and the small size of this class made two of them stand out more strongly.
There was the Wondering phase: Am I on the right track? Will this turn out well? Do I know what I'm doing at all? But the answer to all those internal doubts and fears came parading in before long. Look at this dancing skeleton from one of the students! The Unveiling phase came, and all our marionettes had such life and joy in them.
The classroom that had seemed sparsely populated before was suddenly very full!