I regularly offer online classes in areas of design, hand embroidery and crazy quilting. All my classes are 6 weeks long and there is a lesson per week. All classes are priced at $60 for the six weeks.
Regular classes offered
- Artists Studio Journal: A Designers workhorse
- Encrusted Crazy Quilting
- Gimp for Textile Designers
- Sumptuous Surface Embroidery
I limit the number of student in my classes. If you are interested in a class not currently on offer please contact me to go on a waiting list.
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