Recap: Virtual Glass Painting Workshop
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of hosting an online glass painting workshop for a corporate client. The organizer found one of my glass painting tutorials on YouTube and asked if I would consider teaching a private workshop for their organization. Of course, I said yes!
I hosted two 2 hour sessions with about 20 students in each session. I provided the ‘how-to' technique and inspiration and they brought enthusiasm and creativity! I love all the unique designs that everyone came up with!
In 2014-2016, I used to teach a variety of in-person workshops in NYC. I stopped teaching in-person mainly because finding an affordable studio space in Manhattan was quite a challenge. Instead, I pivoted to offer silk painting kits and other craft kits. Since selling my first kit in 2015, I’ve updated the instruction booklet, added video lessons and expanded the collection to eight patterns. Today, these kits are my number one seller!
I’ve always been teaching in some form or the other for awhile now, however, this recent experience of teaching virtually (which, by the way, was my first live online class that I taught) was such a fun experience that it has inspired me to think about teaching again in a more intentional way and beyond what I currently offer via my blog, YouTube and Skillshare.
The wheels are churning - could I build an online school where I would teach a variety of craft techniques and possibly even offer live-online sessions a few times a year? The possibilities are endless! But this is going to take time and there is still a lot for me to research and think through!
In the meantime, stay tuned for my next creative education segment - which I hope to launch by mid-July!