LIVE, ONLINE TALKS AND CLASSES

You can find details of my Teaching/Lecture Rates by clicking the link.

Please take a look at my Talks and my Workshops pages. I would love the opportunity to join you!

With the global pandemic still raging in many places, it is likely to be a very long time before the face to face meeting of large groups can take place.

However, so many people have learned to use Zoom in order to stay in touch with friends and family, that live online talks and classes are now viable and create exciting opportunities:

  • Everyone stays safe at home, but can fully interact with the tutor and other students

  • 6 Hour workshops can be divided into two sessions, with a break of some days in between to allow more sewing time

  • It is possible to arrange a review meeting soon after the workshop, to answer questions and enjoy seeing what has been produced

  • The lack of travel, accommodation and venue expenses makes booking tutors very affordable

  • No-one has to set up the tables and chairs

  • No carrying of heavy sewing machines

  • You can’t leave something vital (like a power cord) at home

  • No bringing a car full of fabrics, and still feeling like you have left an ideal fabric at home

  • No packing up at the end

  • If you are having fun, you can keep sewing at the end of the class

  • No long drive home

Quilt Retreats are starting up again in some areas. Why not consider building a retreat around a Zoom class?

Since travel and accommodation costs are not a factor, 3-hour workshops become an economic possibility, and have proved popular with Guilds and students. I offer a number of 3-hour classes, and these are clearly marked on the workshop page.

At the moment, I choose to only offer live online classes, as opposed to video classes. I like the
interaction with students, I can give immediate answers to questions and I can see if someone on my screen is looking puzzled or confused. When a student has that “eureka” moment, it makes my day and I don’t want to miss it!

 

I try to make an online class as close as possible to being with you in person, so that you still have that community atmosphere, and I sew live, just as I would if I was with you in person.  Classes are usually limited to 24 so that I can see everyone.

I don’t mute anyone in class unless it is absolutely necessary, again to make it feel more like a regular class. If you have a problem or a question, just sing out! However, I do encourage people to self-mute if they get a phone call or their dog is barking, etc.

Not everyone is a Zoom veteran yet, so my host and I are online and ready to go half an hour before the class is due to start, so that we can give help where needed. I have my own host (my husband) so that the Guild organiser can relax and enjoy the class too.

You can find details of my Teaching/Lecture Rates by clicking the link.

Please take a look at my Talks and my Workshops pages. I would love the opportunity to join you!

©2020 by Judi Kirk.