It took a while after moving back to Idaho to get things to point where I could begin developing a student base. We took several approaches and attracted students from around the area. It went beyond just the Magic Valley as there were students from up Stanley way and from the Boise Valley and still another came all the way from California.

It turns out the the best advertising there is for what I do is word of mouth. So, little by little things picked up. One thing that really helped me was the decision to start teaching youth classes. I had one student who was only 5 and he did well, but my guideline to start kids still remains age 6.

The following slide show features each of the classes taught, the students and their paintings. I hope you enjoy watching it.

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