by Kim Congdon (Scrap It Girl)
Do you use the classroom at local craft store? Do you love the space or do you wish they would make a few changes?
Classrooms in craft stores are becoming more and more popular. Not everyone has a craft space in their home, so we look for places to go. Of course going to a crop or taking a class is better when you bring a friend or two 🙂
Let's take a peak inside a few classrooms. I went to 5 stores in my local area and here is what I found.
This classroom was a great size and had plenty of space.
This classroom is dark, dingy, and isn't very inviting.
Beautiful & Huge. I love the hardwood floors, comfy chairs, and I like the layout of the tables. This classroom has windows that look into the store. You can easily get around this room and you can spread out.
This classroom is big but it was full of clutter. Too much product, displays, and tools. It was hard to feel comfortable in this room. There wasn't enough space to walk around, I felt stuck.
Here is a brand new classroom at a Michael's Craft Store. The room is bright, cheerful, and inviting. However the room was small and the tables are narrow. I do love the sink, the use of their tools, and the display of ideas.
I currently work in a classroom that needs an update, and I'm excited to be tacking their classroom update for them this fall! While the classroom itself isn't the only consideration for me when planning to attend an event, it's certainly important!
10 Things I Consider When Attending A Class
- size of classroom
- table space
- products on sale
- cost of crop/class
- hours of crop
- clean & inviting space
I'll be sure to take some before & after photos of the classroom redo to share later. Before I get started on my project, I would appreciate your input. In the comments below, tell us about the classroom at your local scrapbook store, local stamping store, big box retailer, etc. What do you like about it? What do you wish they would change?
Let's Build A Collection of Craft Classroom Photos!
Below, share links to photos of crafting classrooms you've seen across the web … of your local LSS or just classrooms you've seen while blog surfing 🙂 This will really help get my ideas flowing. Can't wait to see images of the classrooms you love! … and maybe even some you don't love so much 🙂