Thursday, May 19, 2011

Teaching Classes

IMG_2036I’ve been asked to teach classes. I teach on occasion now—at different libraries in Suffolk County. That works pretty well but that means I need to wait until the library wants to run a jewelry class and it often fills SO fast that my friends can’t get into the class. So what to do?

I’m thinking of starting in-home jewelry-making classes. I haven’t worked out the kinks yet (like, how could I actually make MONEY doing it) but I’m toying with ideas.

I am going to try it out, take it slow, see how it progresses and tweak my method as I go along.

I did a little brainstorming today with a friend. I’m thinking we do one 3-hour class in someone’s home. The host is free as a thank you. Each participant pays a set fee for the class and all materials are provided. People will prepay and get to pick out their crystal cIMG_2124olors in advance. I can’t have more than 10 and no less than 8 people (or it wouldn’t be worth it financially for either party. If I have less people I need to charge more per person).

What are your thoughts? Want to have a class in your home? Have you ever done this?


  1. I think you should give it a shot. You definitely need to charge and prepaying is the best idea. At least then they're committed. A few more ideas: If you offer wine and cheese, you can charge more. Have a specific item you'll teach them to make and that they'll leave with. Then, they get to eat and get to take home jewelry. It sounds like fun!

  2. Thanks for the idea! I'm going to go for it!