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12 April 2009 @ 04:25 pm
A possible class concept?  
I'm working on a project for my April Thing-a-Day and a thought has occurred to me. I am going to be attending Silks, Needles, and More and the sewing skill I most want to teach is something best taught in 1-4 people groups and generally can be taught in 5-10 minutes. Therefore, it is not necessarily a particularly good normal class. What do people think about my offering to hold a "wandering class" where people could catch me in the hall between classes, during lunch, etc and learn in small groups. I'd have kits and instructions, but then people would not have to waste a class period on a simple, but I think important, skill.

So... thoughts? comments?
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missdoommissdoom on April 12th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Drive by classing. I like it.
grnjenny / Jennifer Carlsongrnjenny on April 12th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
Playing devil's advocate...

I guess it would depend - if you think that the day's classes will suck up all attendees, then no ('cuz no one would be around, to teach)... but if you think that there are likely to be *some* folks who skip a class, it could work.

Also, is there really going to be enough time between classes? If they are purposely scheduling 15 minutes between classes, then sure. If not, you'd be delaying people on their way to the next session.
eithni: sofonisbaeithni on April 13th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what the schedule is - the website is not yet up - I was asking about the theory before asking the autocrats.

I'm wanting to teach Eithni's Magic Veil Stitch, which really is a 2 minute class per student...
sylversmoke: SorchaCastlesylversmoke on April 13th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
Couldn't you go ahead and take a class slot and have people sign up for time slots within that hour or whatever it ends up being, then repeat the class for each group. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but my observation has been that your free time at events has a tendency to fill up rather quickly. You could still do the guerilla-style class too, but this would guarantee opportunities if the rest of your time gets eaten up faster than anticipated. And might be easier for some to work into their own plans for the day as well.
eithni: Pictisheithni on April 13th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Heh. Fair enough - I do tend to book up quickly...
lrdfaelanlrdfaelan on April 13th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
What about having a class time scheduled with a few mini classes one after the other. Various topics that would be hard for a full 30-60 min but are still cool.
rezanskyrezansky on April 13th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Ooh! Teaching by musical chairs! :-)
eithni: sofonisbaeithni on April 13th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
I do have a 10 things in 50 minutes class much like you describe. Maybe i'll drag that one out if they need another full class.
rezanskyrezansky on April 13th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Hmm, kinda depends. What is "the sewing skill" you want to teach?
eithni: embroideryeithni on April 13th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
Eithni's Magic Veil Stitch, so really, truly a 2 minute class for most people.
rezanskyrezansky on April 13th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
OK, I can see that working pretty well. :-)
(Still need to learn that...)
eithni: embroideryeithni on April 14th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Well, one way or another, I'll have kits at the event. :)
Sarahma_petite on April 13th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
ooo Teach me Teach me. Honestly though everyone seems to have some great ideas for you already so I dont think there is anything to add.
eithni: embroideryeithni on April 14th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Will you be at Silks?
Sarahma_petite on April 14th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
I wish, but probably not, are you going to Lilies this year?
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Sorry, no. Te spiders squicked me out. :P
lady_annora on April 14th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
I love that stitch.
I would LOVE to attend that event but it is a bit too far for me to travel.

eithni: Baronesseithni on April 14th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Re: I love that stitch.
Fair enough... will you be at WW, at least?