Online Classes

Work at Your Own Pace Classes

See below for Online Classes that are work-at-your-own-pace or ongoing classes that are available to you all the time.

Live Events & Zoom Classes

See my Classes & Events Page for Online Classes that are one-time events held on Zoom, Facebook or other platforms.

Start here with my “Spoonflower 101” class. This is a free class about uploading & ordering your first design, proofing with samplers and learning how to make a design for sale. It’s the ideal class for beginners who are new to fabric design. You don’t need any special software or skills to get started. This is your first step and “Step One” in the title means that it will be a pre-requisite for many of my other classes. Click the image to learn more and register.

Everything you ever wanted to know about working with color and Spoonflower. Choosing a personal palette; understanding RGB, HEX and more, troubleshooting when digitally printing, managing color swatches & libraries and more. Click the image to learn more and register.

Learn about advertising on Etsy. We’ll talk about Etsy Ads and their new Offsite Ads program and how advertising can help your shop grow. Click the image to learn more and register.

We’ll talk about Etsy Search, Google Search, the importance of titles & tags and understanding how to optimize your listings so you get found. The key to making a sale in your Etsy shop is first getting found in search. Making sure that your listings are set up to make the most out of the search engine algorithms is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your shop is successful. Click the image to learn more and register.

Strategies for using the colors, fonts and even the way you write about your work to make it stand out in the crowd and look more appealing and professional. Your Etsy brand is a lot more than just picking out the tissue paper that matches your logo. Understanding your brand and being strategic about it helps you connect with the customers who want to buy what you are selling. Click the image to learn more and register.

Learn how to plan, prepare, promote, and teach an awesome hands-on class. From setting goals and writing your description to fine tuning your supply list and managing students at different skill levels, this online class goes in-depth to help you craft the best class you can. Includes video lessons, downloadable worksheets and instructor feedback on your lesson plan. Click the image to learn more and register.

If shipping your items is the biggest hurdle to opening your Etsy shop or the biggest headache to running your shop, then this class is for you. Learn how to develop your shipping strategy to make shipping your items more predictable and less time consuming. We will dive deep into understanding all of the dozens of shipping related settings in your shop, make sure you understand all of the shipping vocabulary, and help you come up with ways that you can make shipping your items less stressful, less expensive and less time consuming.

FREE ONLINE CONTENT VIA FACEBOOK

I have a series of mini-workshops with Dakota County Libraries about getting started on Etsy. You can watch those classes for free at the Dakota County Libraries Facebook playlist.

I also have a series of free art making classes that were produced in partnership with Dakota County Libraries. You can watch those at the Facebook playlist here.

A few quick facts and FAQs

  • Classes are offered using the CourseCraft platform. To access the classes, you just have to set up a free account with them and that happens when you enroll.
  • You can sign in to your account and have access to all of the class materials any time so you can do the class at your own pace and come back to it  whenever you want to continue or review something.
  • The lessons work great on computers, laptops or iPad/tablet. (Depending on the class topic, you may need to use a computer to follow along with some of the hands-on projects. A tablet won’t quite work for everything.)
  • You don’t need any special software to watch the video or participate in class. It all works in your regular web browser.
  • Also, please note that there are no affiliate links on this website or in any of my classes. I do not get commissions, discounts, kickbacks, or any special consideration for any of the apps, websites, services, products or books that I discuss, teach about, link to or recommend in classes.

Class format and what to expect

My classes are like an interactive book.  Each class includes several video lessons, but it’s not like a craft TV show that you just sit back and watch. There will be articles, checklists, downloads, quizzes and step-by-step instructions to read. Because I teach a lot of computer or technical topics, I will be showing lots of screen capture, so you can see videos of my screen as I am working and you can follow along. Many classes will have downloadable files: handouts, cheat sheets, or files that are set up so you can do the projects with me. Every lesson has a place for you to leave a comment that all students can see and I will ask you questions during class that you can respond to. I read and respond to every question or comment you post.

Question?

Have a question about online classes or a topic you’d love to see me do? Send me a message!