Every year, I like to try a new art form, such as glass blowing, ring making, mosaic tiling, Turkish water marbling….there are so many art classes to be taken!

This year, I picked up a brochure from The Eliot School in a lobby and read through it. I decided to try a one-session matchbox art class, since I had never heard of such a thing.

A group of about seven of us attended the class in Jamaica Plain, which was a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. We were encouraged to bring some supplies with us, but the teacher also brought a TON of supplies. I walked into the class knowing that I wanted to make a piece of art for my niece.

I thought I would have plenty of time to make multiple pieces of matchbox art, and was I mistaken. Even though they are small pieces of art, they are still art. I finished the one for my niece and finished half of two other ones.

It was such a joy to focus on making art with some like-minded folks for a few hours. Now I just need to find a few more hours to finish my works-in-progress.

Niece approves of her artwork and Auntie is happy. 🙂