Learning is fun — if you know where to look. And crafting classes are always great fun.
Personally, I like real classes — not ones that are more like project kits — but ones where the instructor provides tips and tidbits while helping you make a project or learn a new technique. It doesn’t really matter what I make, it’s the process that is rewarding.
I could listen to Wendy Vecchi, Colleen Schaan, Tim Holtz or other experts teach all day long. I could take the same class again and again and always learn something new.
Sure, I can follow the directions and place a brad at a certain spot, I don’t need an instructor for that. But when the instructor adds tips for lining it up just right or telling you what not to do (because they’ve done it and it was a minor disaster), well, that’s what I expect to pay for when I take a class.
I remember taking a class from an EK Success rep years and years ago. We were working with products that aren’t even made anymore and the layouts I created never did receive photos or make it to my album. But, that rep taught me how to tear paper — a simple technique that you wouldn’t think you would need help with, but I’ve taught it over and over again and everyone seems thankful for the tips.
It’s moments like that that make the class worthwhile. And, since that is what I expect, that is how I model my classes.
And, I have quite a few classes on the horizon … I’m going to add a space to my blog for them to reside permanently, but for now, here are the classes I have coming up:
Sunday, Jan. 22 1-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 5:30-7 p.m.
Heritage: Holding Documents
Sunday, Feb. 19 1-2:30 p.m.
Adding Texture with Copic Colorless Blender
Sunday, March 18 1-3 p.m.
Cricut: Layers & Masking
Tuesday, Feb. 21 5:30-7 p.m.
To register or for more information, contact Capture A Memory at 810-733-0716 or click here …
I look forward to seeing you there!