The Perfect Gift for the Crafter on Your List: Crafty E-Courses

3 years ago

I’m one of those crafters who likes a little bit of everything. One day I might be baking, the next I am crocheting, and all the while my paint is drying on something else. I’m not alone. What do you get a person like me on your holiday list? Might I suggest online craft classes? Yyou can get them for anyone, anywhere -- as long as they have an internet connection they are good to go.

 

 

 

I’m one of those crafters who likes a little bit of everything. One day I might be baking, the next I am crocheting, and all the while my paint is drying on something else. I’m not alone. What do you get a person like me on your holiday list? Might I suggest online craft classes? Yyou can get them for anyone, anywhere -- as long as they have an internet connection they are good to go.

There is a class out there for just about anyone with any creative interest. Digital scrapbooking, sewing, cooking, art journaling -- whatever medium the crafter on your list is interested in exploring, there is a class for it.

Sites With All Kinds of Crafts

 

Craftsy

Let’s say you are not exactly sure what kind of class said crafter would like: A gift certificate to somewhere like Craftsy or Creative Bug is a safe bet. On Craftsy, you can learn to crochet with Vickie Howell, make jewelry with Kate Richbourg or have fun felting with Betz White. They even have food crafting and gardening classes. You buy each class individually. A dream come true for an ADD crafter like myself.

Creative Bug

Creative Bug, much like Craftsy, is busting at the seams with creative classes. They even have classes that will teach you how to repair said busted seam. With Creative Bug you buy various levels of monthly membership plans and from there you can take as many classes as you want. Pattern Making with Cal Patch, Wood Rings with Rad Megan and Photo Booth backdrops with the gals from Hello Lucky all sound amazing -- with so many choices, you could be a regular Martha Stewart after a few months of taking classes.

A Beautiful Mess

Let’s say last Christmas you got the crafter/blogger/Etsy store owner in your life a new camera. Did you leave them high and dry with the manual and a pipe dream of how their photographs were going to be instantly re-pinned everywhere? Having lush photographs takes work. Might I recommend a photography class from Nicole’s Classes? There are several to choose from, including those that specialize in photographing food and children. Once your pictures are taken a photographer’s work is not done yet. Pop over to the Texas Chicks blog and select a class about how to edit your photographs in Photoshop or Lightroom. They also have classes that help shed some light on photo actions.

Another designer with amazing-looking classes is Alisa Burke. Alisa has a rad sense of style and design. I own some of her hand-painted purses so her online class Adventuresome Accessories sounds fun. I have always wanted to learn how to hand carve stamps so an entire online class on the topic might be just what I need. Watercolors always look so beautiful -- perhaps Alisa and her class could be the motivation I need to create a masterpiece.

Any crafter can always stand to learn something new and be inspired in different ways. People always need to push themselves in order to grow. Classes are a gift that keep on giving because you are giving someone a skill they will have with them forever.

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