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with Gwen Bortner
Online Class

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Whether you’re a quilter looking to build your stash with a little extra cash or an established professional crafter hoping to teach at international conventions, this class will help polish your pedagogical approach. You’ll learn how to develop a craft class with your particular audience in mind, establish your class rates and fees, choose a class project and communicate clearly with your students. Gwen, a Craft Yarn Council Certified Teacher, also offers valuable tips and techniques on how to market your class and build solid business relationships with craft stores. Her passion for instruction will help guide you through the practical considerations of becoming an instructor on the local, regional and national levels. She also offers advice to retail craft shops wanting to attract more customers by offering in-store crafting classes.


  • advanced
  • 10 episodes
  • 3h3m

Included in this Class

1. Meet Gwen Bortner

1. Meet Gwen Bortner

Meet your instructor, Gwen, and learn about the Craftsy platform.

2. The Business of Teaching

2. The Business of Teaching

Learn about the business aspects of teaching. Gwen goes over the teaching agreement, options for charging fees and how to balance teacher-shop owner responsibilities.

3. Class Development

3. Class Development

Gwen discuss the importance of class development. You'll learn about choosing a topic and length, as well as customizing your class for specific audiences.