How to Teach a Craft Class
with Ashley Nickels
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02 The Benefits of Teaching a Craft Class12:46
About The Class
inspire and educate others.
Teaching opens you up to a whole new revenue stream and lets you connect with people who are passionate about what you do. Learn how you can use your existing skills at the front of a creative classroom in How to Teach a Craft Class with Ashley Nickels.
Ashley is a life-long quilter and multi-discipline creative educator. In this class, she’ll show you how to prepare to teach a craft class and offer plenty of insights on making it fun for everyone involved. You’ll learn:
- A variety of teaching styles for the full range of teacher personality types
- How to plan lessons, set objectives, and manage student expectations
- Classroom prep tips that help you feel fully prepared
- Techniques for dealing with tricky situations
Ashley will share insights from her years as an educator and help you feel confident before your first (or next) class. She’ll reveal her favorite classroom management techniques and teach you how to deal with difficult personalities. You’ll learn ways to engage and inspire everyone – from advanced learners to beginning students.
Teaching is not easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding both personally and financially. How to Teach a Craft Class will demystify the magic behind a good craft class and help you make your dreams of educating and inspiring others a reality.
The Benefits of Teaching a Craft Class
Get more information about why teaching a craft class might be the right choice for you!12:46
Determine Your Expertise11:45
Different Types of Teaching Venues13:37
Factors to Consider Based on the Teaching Venues04:19
The Importance of Lesson Planning05:02
The Different Types of Classes11:16
Determining the Class Objective16:52
Create a Technique-Based Lesson Plan18:04
Create a Project-Based Lesson Plan30:04
How to Approach a Venue to Teach a Class16:18
Factors to Consider When Negotiating with Venues09:27
Skype Call with Christine Haynes41:03
Workshopping Students Lesson Plans13:13
Preparations: Supply List & Kits13:48
Preparation: How to Get Ready & Other Materials14:20
Preparation: Practicing Beforehand10:26
The Day of the Class: Before the Students Arrive07:36
The Class Begins: Start with the Student's Stories12:53
The Importance of a Strong Class22:31
Timing & Pacing for a Strong Class22:10
Different Student Profiles17:57
Pitch Panel: Lisa Shaffer, Marie Muscardini, & Elizabeth Madariaga1:13:32
Obstacles That Come Up During a Class10:12
Always Use Positive Encouragement07:50
Great Answers to Hard Questions from Students17:24
Wrapping Up the Class02:28
What to Do After the Class12:55
Go Forth & Teach!09:04
Lesson Plan Sample Technique
Lesson Plan Sample Template
Lesson Plan Sample Project Based
100% of students recommend this class.
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This was a very good class, well prepared and packed with such useful information! I've been teaching various arts and craft classes for over 10 years now and did it sort of instinctively. Ashley gave me the tools I needed to refine my classes and prepare really good classes outlines and how to find venues to teach and pitch my classes. That was awesome and I plan to watch it again and again because there is so much in it! This was a first class presentation! Thank you Ashley! Claude Aimée Villeneuve, Visual artist and teacher
I'm not even half way thru the online videos and want to recommend this class to anyone who just needs that extra boost to start their own classes! I like the fact that Ashley suggests that we think from a student perspective to help us to better plan. This class covers many things I have heard before BUT in greater detail. When I hear the 'WHY' of doing things, I'm more likely to follow thru. These videos explain many 'WHYs' (There are many informative sites/classes for this topic but not many people give you 'this is WHY' it should be done this way) Ashley gives the "WHY' and the 'HOW to'. If you want to teach and are mostly ready to teach, take this class and all the gaps will be filled in and you will be ready to go forth and teach your craft!
Great class -- watched live (most of it) and purchased for ongoing review. I've taught many things, including some crafts (decorating gourds, collage, making your own tarot-collages) but I gained new insights, ideas and confidence from Ashley's advice, the students questions and input, and the panel! I recommend this for anyone who wants to teach a class -- craft oriented, personal development, or anything else!
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