Spring 2012 is bringing us a huge selection of fabulous choices in online classes to enhance our paper crafting skills … and to get some “one on one” time with some big time celebs! As we discussed in our 2011 paper crafting industry business trends wrap-up … online classes are hot! Here’s a look at just a few of your current opportunities to consider:
Heidi Swapp: The Art of Observation
Heidi Says: “In The Art of Observation we will be trying some NEW things! I will be teaching some totally new and exciting techniques – incorporating the new “Memory File” concept, we will be using file folders and super interactive components to capture our observations in a very unique and fun way! Class will include PDF step-by-step lessons, instructions and videos! Some weekly lessons will include bonus content such as printables and digital cutting files that students may add to their projects. We’ll plan a couple of LIVE web show meet-ups and online chats along the way as well!”
Click here for more info on class including the projects included, schedule, etc.
Megan Hoeppner: Family Scrapbooking – on sale now for $19.99
Superstar scrapbooker Megan Hoeppner, the Creative Editor at Creating Keepsakes– Have some scrapbooking fun while you honor your family – and friends who are like family – by creating a nine-page 12 x 12 album capturing your family ties.
Master the easy layouts and techniques Megan employs to make gorgeous scrapbooks. Discover why twine makes a perfect picture frame, incorporate rub-ons and rhinestones, and find out what transparencies can do for you. Become a master of hand-stitching, journaling, masking and fussy cutting, and more! With her super simple instruction, Megan will guide you as you vary themes and styles to fit your one-of-a-kind family. You’ll be amazed at all the wonderful ways you can use your supply stash – and all the fun new products to experiment with.
It’s like the best crop you’ve ever attended, but even better because you can watch Family Scrapbooking: A Fresh Take with Creating Keepsakes whenever you want, as many times as you like. Megan is eager to offer advice and answer your questions.
Click here to find a couple of free course previews.
Tim Holtz: Creative Chemistry
In Creative Chemistry 101 Tim Holtz teaches the “science” behind it all. This class will give you the confidence to experiment with an abundance of techniques and give you ideas for ways to use all the creative mediums in your stash. This jam-packed online workshop is your front row seat to 100% technique know-how.
Complete with videos, downloadable tips and tricks, and printable technique labels – this is not your typical project based class. In fact it’s more of an artful exploration where our main objective is the mastering of technique as we focus on creating technique tag swatches with step by step instruction labels on the back. These handy tags will be a useful tool for you to reference on all of your future projects and take the guess work out of how to do it all.
True Scrap 3: 15 different instructors
Course List: Glitter and Geeketry – a minibook for your digital world with Ana Cabrera; Artsy Photo Techniques with Anna Aspnes; Pack Your Bags Cricut Mini-Album with Cara Miller; Mixed Media Home Accents with Erin Bassett; Jumpstart Your Art: What to Do When You’re Just Not Feeling It with Gretchen Schmidt; Beyond the Box: Creative ways to add journaling to your pages with Jennifer Gallacher; When The Lights Are Low: Low Light Photography with Katrina Kennedy; Just Get It on the Page: Finally Scrapbooking Those Photos You Have Had Sitting Around Forever! with Kelli Crowe; Finish What You Start: Project Planning and Completion, Step by Step with Melissa Shanhun; Scrapping Green: Sustainable Crafting with Susan Weckesser; Flower Frenzy with Nic Howard; More Stamping on Scrapbook Layouts with Nichol Magouirk; Designing With Symbols and Imagery with Noell Hyman; The Perfect Collection with Shimelle Laine; Blending Secrets: Seamless Digital Blending with Tiffany Tillman.
Click here to see more info on each of the 15 courses included in TrueScrap 3.
Jen Gallacher: Stamper’s Workshop
Learn to stamp on your layouts! Join Garden Girl Jen Gallacher for this self-paced, comprehensive course focusing on the following five stamp design styles: open, solid, alphabet, sentiment, and background stamps. Download the helpful 62 page “Scrapbook Stamper’s Workbook” which includes five instructional chapters, 50 stamping tutorials, and 50 brand new page samples with complete supply lists and step-by-step instructions. Five helpful chapter videos are also included which walk you through each of the 50 stamping tutorials. The workbook and videos are designed to work hand-in-hand, helping the student become more comfortable with stamping on scrapbook layouts. Whether you’re a cardmaker looking to make the transition to scrapbooking, or whether you want to learn more about stamping on your layouts, this class is for you! The content of this workshop will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons are available for you to work at your own pace.
Shimelle Laine: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Scrapbooking
Are you drowning in a sea of scrapbook supplies and a plethora of photos, but wish things just came together easily? Then The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Scrapbooking is just what you need: your guide to life, the universe and pretty paper! Join Garden Girl Shimelle Laine for this self-paced workshop you can use any time. Over five chapters, she’ll share forty-two brand new scrapbook pages and easy-to-follow advice on choosing supplies, designing pages, embellishing your work and writing your memories. Each chapter includes a printable PDF and coordinating video, plus the guide’s bonus reference section includes sketches, supply lists and other handy hints. The content of this workshop will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons are available for you to work at your own pace and upon purchase can be accessed in the Workshops section under Classes & Events. A private message board forum is also available to ask questions for Shimelle and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!
Click here to see photos from the course and to read all of the glowing reviews for it!
Whew!! Of course, this is jut a sampling of what is out there to try. There are tons of other online classes available to explore from a variety of providers. Do you think you’ll give any of these a try? Which ones?