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  • Hours of detailed instruction
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How to Teach It

with Gwen Bortner
How to Teach It
Turn your crafting passion into a profession with Gwen Bortnerís comprehensive approach to teaching craft classes.

Whether you’re a quilter looking to build your stash with a little extra cash or an established professional crafter hoping to teach at international conventions, this class will help polish your pedagogical approach. You’ll learn how to develop a craft class with your particular audience in mind, establish your class rates and fees, choose a class project and communicate clearly with your students. Gwen, a Craft Yarn Council Certified Teacher, also offers valuable tips and techniques on how to market your class and build solid business relationships with craft stores. Her passion for instruction will help guide you through the practical considerations of becoming an instructor on the local, regional and national levels. She also offers advice to retail craft shops wanting to attract more customers by offering in-store crafting classes.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Meet Gwen Bortner

  • Meet your instructor, Gwen, and learn about the Craftsy platform.


Lesson 2. The Business of Teaching


Lesson 3. Class Development


Lesson 4. Project Development


Lesson 5. Marketing


Lesson 6. Teaching Logistics


Lesson 7. Personal Best Practices


Lesson 8. Best Practices in the Classroom


Lesson 9. Going National


Lesson 10. Tips for Shop Owners

"I learned so much in this class. I am just beginning to teach and felt a bit lost in the woods. This class clarified so much! Gwen is so organized. If I only remember half of what she taught I think it will make me a better instructor. The great thing is if I forget I can always come back here and review!"
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