22 October 2008

Planning classes

I'll be spending the next few days getting ready for a class this weekend and planning classes for first quarter of next year. Hard to believe that we have to plan that far in advance, but it's true! Our newsletter will be published in December, and it will include all of our class information for the first part of 2008.

Planning classes is generally a very fun process because the possibilities are almost unlimited! Of course, that makes it challenging, too. Once I figure out the kinds of classes I would like to teach, the next step is to design the sample projects and order the necessary product. We have to allow several weeks' lead time to ensure that we receive the product when it is needed. As soon as the sample project is complete, I write detailed instructions. While this is a tedious part of the process, I actually enjoy it. A good set of instructions makes it much easier for me to create class kits, and it allows customers who don't attend class to make the project at home.

If all goes as planned, you can look for some samples of class projects in the next few weeks!


7 comments:

:: gingerkitty :: said...

very cool!

Sharon said...

I haven't taken a class in awhile, so I am eagerly awaiting to see what will be offered.

Lily said...

can't wait to see what you come up with

Benita said...

Looks like a really neat class! Best of luck to you this weekend.....you'll rock it!

Linda said...

Is it a pet class? I can see the DCWV pet shop papers or are my eyes going bad. Looking forward to seeing the sample

Fonda said...

I always love your class projects Janet! I have a project in the works for a new class next quarter too and hopefully it will be more popular than the recipe album turned out to be! :(

Cheri said...

I wish I could have taken your camping album class tomorrow. Christopher and I have all sorts of Halloween/fall crafty things planned for the morning, and my parents are coming in the afternoon. Oh yeah, and I get to drag the kids across town for flu shots. Not sure who that'll be worse for, me or them;)