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!