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    Do any of you teach your craft? I used to work for Adult Education where I taught many crafts of an Interior Design nature, then through my stained glass business I taught lessons on that subject.

    It has always been my aim to either set up a co-op of craft teachers/suppliers or have a facility to offer craft holidays, any of you thought the same? Is there anyone local to or in kent like the idea of joining/starting such a co-op?

  • #2
    I teach jewellery classes but I'm a long way from Kent!
    Best wishes
    Carole

    www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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    • #3
      We run regular soap making courses with Melinda Coss.

      Jane
      www.just-soaps.com
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      • #4
        I currently teach for a local college. I am also a long way from Kent!!
        digital stamps for cardmakers: http://www.handmadeharbour.co.uk
        blog: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com
        hand painted personalised plaques, clocks, canvases, etc: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk
        blog: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog

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        • #5
          I do jewellery making classes, but again not in kent. But it is a fab idea. ( used to live in Dover though)
          Allison
          www.cardtoppers4crafts.com
          www.epbeads.co.uk/freeguide

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          • #6
            It's certainly something I'd love to do one day - but again, I'm long way from Kent.
            Ursula

            website: www.fantasyicing.co.uk
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            • #7
              I have been asked to do demonstrations of my toppers in a wedding shop, unbfortunately, I haven't been able to do anything yet as my daughter fell ill shortly after I had the offer, she is still home.
              I love the idea of teaching crafts, not enough of it about
              http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sock-M...22898944436967
              Handmade Sock Monkeys, cats and animals

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              • #8
                Hi Guys,
                How would you even get in to teaching courses? Is it just that you have been approached by someone?
                Thanks x
                *I Love Handmade*
                www.littlemillie.folksy.com
                www.urbancraftdesigners.etsy.com
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                • #9
                  teaching crafts

                  Hi I am starting teaching card making at my local college in september 2009, 2 classes a week, love the idea of craft holiday(I know dawn bibby does a cruise and Christine Coleman does craft holidays). Unfortunately i too live a long way from you, but the idea is fab

                  regards

                  Cindy x
                  Cindy

                  I'm not fully computer literate, but I can spell IT!!!!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    I've taught bead jewellery for years, but unfortunately not in the Kent area.

                    Teaching on a craft holiday sounds fun though.
                    Celia
                    I can't be creative and tidy too
                    www.jencel.co.uk for beads, findings and threads
                    The Occasional Sheffield Bead Shop
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                    • #11
                      I've taught classes on wire work techniques and making jewellery with things like shrink plastic, dominoes and other altered objects.

                      I don't know where abouts in Kent you are but I have a friend who lives down in Chislehurst so I could always combine a short break with teaching a class. It will be a great excuse to come down as I don't get to see her as often as I would like.
                      Anita
                      http://www.itsamistryjewellerydesigns.com/
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                      https://www.facebook.com/ItsamistryDesignStudio1

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                      • #12
                        Get teaching your craft

                        Originally posted by urbancrafters View Post
                        Hi Guys,
                        How would you even get in to teaching courses? Is it just that you have been approached by someone?
                        Thanks x
                        I started out my approching my local Adult Education centre, told them my qualifications and hey presto, from there I had to do a PGCE (post graduate certificate in Education) and then people jsut started ringing me up, I did after school clubs for 7 -15 in arts & crafts of all kinds, Saturday morning church hall etc.etc.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by itsamistry View Post
                          I've taught classes on wire work techniques and making jewellery with things like shrink plastic, dominoes and other altered objects.

                          I don't know where abouts in Kent you are but I have a friend who lives down in Chislehurst so I could always combine a short break with teaching a class. It will be a great excuse to come down as I don't get to see her as often as I would like.
                          That sounds great fi only we could get say two more, then we could do a full day divided by the four tutors with each attendee doing 2 crafts - 1 morning and 1 afternoon!!!

                          stay on the thread we will see what happens.

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                          • #14
                            Im thinking about teaching felting. I have a friend on the forum who is always trying to encourage me to start. I love teaching and passing on my knowledge, but at the moment I have family commitments.

                            I used to teach complementary therapies in a local college for many years. I left because of all the politics and lack of funding. It was a nightmare. I did set up my own independant Academy which was successfull. I wouldnt approach a college or a local school. Being independant is alot easier and your in control. Plus if your new to teaching you have to do or work towards teaching and assessing qualifications. This can be time consuming and take the fun out of it. As long as your organised and have a good idea of what to do, you'll be fine. Got for it!!

                            It's definatley something that ill do in the future!
                            x Maria

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Soapie View Post
                              That sounds great fi only we could get say two more, then we could do a full day divided by the four tutors with each attendee doing 2 crafts - 1 morning and 1 afternoon!!!

                              stay on the thread we will see what happens.

                              I also used to host rubber stamping workshops at a craft shop these were great fun. I'm also an accredited demonstrator for Elusive Images (not that I've done much demoing for them) this was something that Glenda wanted to try and get going but seems to have fallen by the wayside - life happens.

                              We've just hosted out first Artfest as part of an ATC forum of which I am a member and myself and a few of the other members ran workshops during the day. It was great fun but very hectic as we tried to cram in as much as we could on one day.
                              Anita
                              http://www.itsamistryjewellerydesigns.com/
                              https://twitter.com/Anita_Mistry
                              https://www.facebook.com/ItsamistryDesignStudio1

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