The Create & Craft team has really worked hard the last few months to plan our schedule for the first half of 2013. We’ve responded to calls for class proposals from shows by designing new classes, making samples, photographing them, submitting the paperwork and waiting for a response from show organizers.
If a class is accepted, then we start to create a materials list, source the products, wait for them to come in and then start assembling class kits. That could involve custom cutting shapes on the Zing electronic cutting machine, having custom products made by manufacturers and making more samples so we can photograph the step-outs. We write instructions, have them duplicated, make the kits and store them until it’s time to head to class.
We’ve only booked classes for three shows between now and August. We have not even started planning our store classes. But with just show classes, the amount of work is amazing. Students may not realize what it takes “behind the scenes” to pull together a class. And, it’s been our experience that the smoother the class goes, the more work went in to preparing for it.
To help show people what’s involved, we put together this fun infographic.
We would love to hear from fellow teachers, students, show organizers and store owners. What do you think of these numbers?