Well everybody, I did it. I’ figured out all of the tech angles to put together a comprehensive online Beginning Upholstery class. Not just a class, a real course. You may ask how this can even work. Here’s how it’s being taught to 42 students in North America. I have a private blog where all of my information, videos, worksheets, links, resources are available to my students three days a week. All of the planning and worrying were worth it. Granted, it’s only the first week, so far, so good. With this morning’s link, I asked the class to send me photos of their home work stations, as well as the beginning of their first projects. As soon as I get a collection, I’ll post for your viewing. Who would have thought I’d ever learn how to edit video, let alone working on two laptops at once. Miracles happen!!!
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to upholster, but can’t find a class or the time to attend class, this is the perfect solution. We’re also developing our Community through a private FB Group where students are asking questions, getting to know their classmates and will possibly have some city meetups. There’s a nice little group from Cincy, so I may invite them all up here for a real studio class that will be filmed for one of our last segments. I’m sure we’ll have challenges in the next six weeks, but for now, this is fabulous. I only wish I could have all of the Canadians and Californians and Pennsylvanians, etc. come and visit my studio. Check out our curriculum for Upholstery Knockouts. The next class that’s in the planning stage will be Bring Back My Wingback. Sounds intriguing, eh? Who doesn’t have an old ugly wingback chair they’d like to restyle?