25 Days of Paper – Day 14
December 14, 2017
On the even days during December, I’m highlighting the companies that are sponsors of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. These companies work hard to bring us beautiful papers, paper products, paper journalism, paper- and book making tools, paper history and more.
Today, Helen Hiebert Studio is sponsoring the post, and I’d like to introduce my upcoming online class, Paper Weavings. Registration will open in January, and the 6-week class begins February 7th.
Have you taken an online class, and if so, what did you like about it? What didn’t you like? Feel free to leave a comment below. Most of my online class participants report that it’s a first for them, and I’m so happy they trusted me enough to try it! Now don’t get me wrong – I LOVE teaching in person and will continue to do so – but I find online teaching to be rewarding for a variety of reasons.
Here are some advantages of online learning:
- Work in your own space at your own pace.
- No need to travel (save time and money).
- Unlimited access to videos & instructions after class ends.
- Study with an instructor you haven’t been able to connect with.
- Accountability to the instructor and other participants.
- What have I forgotten?
And of course, there are some disadvantages:
- No face to face contact with the instructor.
- No real classroom experience of getting to know others in person.
- Accountability to the instructor and other participants (notice this can be an advantage or disadvantage).
- What have I forgotten?
Last week, I had a meeting with a business accountability buddy, and we helped each other plan out our next six months. Among many other things, I decided that I’m going to offer a new online class every winter, followed by a repeat class in the spring or summer (those of you who are waiting for Paper Illuminated to be offered again, stay tuned)! I’ll be offering some self study options as well.
If you have followed the blog for awhile, you might remember the 100 x 100 Paper Weavings Project I did in 2013 (one weaving every day for 100 days). I can’t wait to introduce you to the Paper Weavings Online Class. This will incorporate a gorgeous selection of Japanese papers (if you choose to purchase the kit I’m assembling); several weaving techniques including shaped weavings and cut-outs; and projects ideas such as cards, books, lanterns and more.
I hope to see you in a class in the near future!
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About the 25 Days of Paper 2017: I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’d like more info about the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar or the online class, click here. Receive these blog updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season!
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