with Gwen Bortner
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.
Meet your instructor, Gwen, and learn about the Craftsy platform.
Learn about the business aspects of teaching. Gwen goes over the teaching agreement, options for charging fees and how to balance teacher-shop owner responsibilities.
Gwen discuss the importance of class development. You'll learn about choosing a topic and length, as well as customizing your class for specific audiences.
Get the marketing tips and techniques you need to successfully promote your classes. Gwen walks you through the ins and outs of cover letters, resumes, recommendations and presentation.
Walk through the logistics of teaching your class — from charts and kits to teacher evaluations with Gwen's step-by-step guidance.
Gwen guides you through developing your personal best practices as she discusses what to wear while teaching as well as time-management tips.
Enhance your students' experiences with Gwen's help. Learn how to effectively and efficiently manage a classroom. Also get tips for fielding questions!
Do you want to take your teaching to the next level? Gwen tells you how!
Gwen turns the table and offers advice to shop owners who want to hire and promote instructors. Even if you don't have a shop, understanding these owners' business needs will make you a more successful teacher.
"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!"