Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Meet the newest Certified Scrapbook Instructor for Michaels

It's me!
Today I completed about 8 hours of training for my new gig as a Michaels' Instructor!
I am super excited!

I'll be teaching four sets of classes:
1) Spotted Canary School: Learn About Scrapbook Design
2) Martha Stewart Crafts Glittering and Punch-Around-the-Page
3) paper-ED Classes: Technique driven classes on a variety of topics.
4) Monthly Crop Nights from 3 to 9 pm for $5

I'm getting the ball rolling with Spotted Canary classes. They are marketed as beginner classes but after seeing all the information provided, I believe anyone who just wants to learn more about papercrafting would enjoy them. They are only $25 for 4 classes - 8 hours of instruction which is a bargain! There is a supply list but everything recommended are products you would need to papercraft, such as a trimmer and adhesive. So I'm looking forward to teaching those. I have them scheduled for every Saturday in August, from 4 to 6 pm.

I'm still a bit confused about the Martha Stewart classes. I need to get a first-hand look at the kits. It's basically a $10 class and then you buy a kit you use in the class. Sounds fun!

The paper-ED™ class list has taken a while for me to fully comprehend. There are a wide variety of classes available for me to teach and they are all technique driven. I might actually need to bone up on a few of my skills before I attempt one. I'm not that adept at inking and mixed media so I need to practice some things. I understand and know the steps....I just haven't done it often because I'm such a clean and simple crafter. I'm planning to teach a class about Smash Books, a paper-bag mini, and a couple of Sketch classes where you make several layouts based on one sketch. The best part is, these classes are corporately designed and I just put my own style and spin on them so the prep should take less time than the rest of my classes. I design those from scratch so that's always the hardest part!!

I am hosting my first crop this Friday from 3 to 9 pm, so if you're in my area - I'd love to hang out with you! We'll have fun....I promise! It's only $5!

I'll be sharing some samples I'm making for the classes soon and maybe pics of my first few classes. If you have taken a class at Michaels - I'd love to hear all about it! What you liked, what you didn't like and anything else you want to share!

Wish me luck!

16 comments:

Annie Collins said...

Congrats on the teaching job!! If ever I am in your neck of the wood I'll be sure to stop in and say hello! Thanks for sharing your exciting news.

Julia said...

Congrats on the new gig!!!

Elisa K said...

Congrats on your new gig... Hugs

Teka Cochonneau said...

Fun! Congrats!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So exciting! Congrats!

Sarah Webb said...

Congrats on the new gig! Have fun!

laura said...

Congratulations. Hope you have fun with it.

PaperPixie said...

That is so awesome! I am sure you will be great at it. :)

byondbzr said...

Congratulations, sounds like a fun job!

Danielle said...

Congrats! It sounds like it will be fun.

Madeline said...

Congrats! Sounds fun!

Melissa said...

Congratulations to you! What wonderful news.

Erica said...

Congrats! My michaels has nothing.

Georgie Horn said...

proud of you!

Unknown said...

Yeah...you are going to do GREAT! Your students will love your teaching style...and will walk out feeling empowered to "do something" with those pictures they have been meaning to scrap! Can't wait to hear more!

Jann Gray said...

Ok...not sure why my comments are showing up as from "UnKNOWN," but I am not trying to be secretive...this is Jann!