Online Class

How to Teach It

$39.99$49.99

Turn your crafting passion into a profession with Gwen Bortner’'s comprehensive approach to teaching craft classes.

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including sample teaching agreements
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Gwen Bortner
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Gwen Bortner
07:23
Meet your instructor, Gwen, and learn about the Craftsy platform.
2. The Business of Teaching
20:52
3. Class Development
15:17
4. Project Development
18:27
5. Marketing
14:27
6. Teaching Logistics
22:23
7. Personal Best Practices
16:26
8. Best Practices in the Classroom
26:47
9. Going National
17:42
10. Tips for Shop Owners
23:32

Taught by

Gwen Bortner
Gwen Bortner
Gwen Bortner is the author of <i>Entrée to Entrelac</i>, and a popular teacher and designer. She's been published in <i>Knitter's Magazine, Creative Knitting</i> and lots of other places. You can find Gwen's patterns, books, classes and thoughts on life on her website, Knitability, and her blog, The Same Stitch. When she's not on the road, she lives with her husband, Arlis, in Le Grand, Calif., in a farmhouse built in 1902 by her great-grandfather.
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