Friday, November 22, 2013

New Free Craftsy Classes - And Behind The Scenes Info

This past week, Craftsy released 2 more Free mini classes :) 
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
and Machine Embroidered Classics.

Personally, I'm fascinated by watching longarm quilting - it's inexplicably mesmerizing. Like watching How It's Made. So even if you don't have a longarm quilting machine, it would be neat to see in action.

Behind The Scenes - Making A Craftsy Class
Before filming even begins, hours and hours are spent determining what content will be covered in each class. and how to best teach specific techniques to the camera. Instructors work with an instructional designer to create and in-depth outline of each lesson, and decide how to best prepare props or "step-outs" that show what your project should look like at different steps. Instead of a scripted class, instructors follow their outlines on camera to create an authentic and engaging teaching experience.

Most Craftsy classes are filmed in one of five Craftsy studios in Denver, CO, assuring that every part of the production goes off without a hitch. They fly in instructors from all over the world to spend several days filming, then spend several weeks turning hours of footage into a two to three hour class experience that has been watched, rewatched, and reviewed by industry experts. The final result is an HD-quality video that takes you in-depth into specific topics in any given craft category - from cooking and fine art to sewing and knitting.
What is the Craftsy Experience?
Craftsy classes are designed to have all the benefits of an in-person class, with none of the drawbacks. Available online and on-demand, you always have world-class instructors at the tip of your fingers. You can retake the class as many times as you want, and the 30-second repeat feature allows you to watch the same section over and over again until you get every technique just right.

Watching a Craftsy class is like having a first-row seat with some of the best instructors in the world. Even better, classes have a 100% money-back guarantee.

Try online learning today with a free mini-class from Craftsy! Choose from 23 Free classes ranging from drawing and painting to sewing and quilting, from knitting to cake decorating and more.

Sign up for Craftsy for free now and get ready for their big Black Friday weekend sale! I'll post more info when it gets closer, but all classes will be on sale so definitely check back :)

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