As many of my blog readers know I recently had a wonderful two month trip which allowed me to assess how I was spending my time. I often feel totally swamped by teaching online as the classes are always fully booked. It is wonderful to be successful – Internet success has really added much to my life but on the other hand it often prevents me from doing other things.
Towards the end of 2014 I hope to launch a book on Crazy quilting. This is something I have wanted to do for years but teaching has kept me from achieving it. So each class will run once in 2014 and it is the last time I plan to run them.
All are available to purchase now. Each class runs for 6 weeks and is priced at $60. This is the last time these classes will run. As usual I will close them off when they are full. Follow the links for details about each class.
- Artists Studio Journal: A Designers workhorse
- Encrusted Crazy Quilting (Closed and no longer available but look for my book towards the end of the year! )
- Sumptuous Surface Embroidery (Closing in the next few days)
I limit the number of students in my classes.
How do online classes work?
There are two components, the lessons, and the discussion list which is a Yahoo email group. If you have purchased the class a week before it starts class you will be invited to join the class group.
The first lesson will be released on the start date of the class and a lesson per week is released after that. The lessons are a PDF document which are held in the files area of the Yahoo group. Students download the file, print it out and work through the lesson and use the discussion group to ask questions. You will need the PDF Acrobat reader which is is provided free by Adobe from the Acrobat reader site
I have designed all my lessons so that people can work at them as much or as little as they choose. Some people have more time to put into them others do not. I understand this, for this reason they are self paced.
The yahoo email group is where all class communication takes place. Since students are from all around the globe time zones do not allow real time chat but you can post messages which will be delivered as email to all class members.
The advantage to using a group is that all the class discussion can be delivered to your email box. Not only that but students have a choice about how they want their class discussion to be delivered. Students can receive all class chat by email single message at a time, or they can set their membership to to Daily Digest and receive it all in one message each day. Or if students dont want all this chatter in their email they can elect to set their group membership to web only viewing. This means they can visit the yahoo class group website to read the messages.
I check the class discussion daily and answer questions, join in on the chat and we generally have a good time.
Students can upload images of their work online in the photo area of the yahoo class group, so I can give them feedback. Participation in the email discussion is totally voluntary but I think this is the fun part of the process as it is where students get feed back from me, bounce ideas off each other and share the pleasure in learning a new skill.
Classes are paid for by Paypal and are priced in US dollars.
If you have questions email me via the contact button