How To Teach Craft Workshops
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How To Teach Craft Workshops

A step-by-step guide to designing, teaching and promoting creative courses - create a business from your art skills
4.4 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
120 students enrolled
Created by Susan Yeates
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Topic planning - decide exactly what to teach and in what format
  • Teach craft workshops to students with ease
  • Understand the best ways to structure a creative course
  • Learn how to choose the correct venue for your course
  • Learn about the business of running workshops and art classes
  • Have the confidence to teach your skills
  • Learn how to market your courses online and offline
  • Fill your courses with paying students!!
  • Learn what you need to take with you to a workshop or craft course
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  • Have access to a PC/mac on the internet and a little time to learn...
  • You will need to have some sort of creative skill or knowledge that you want to share via teaching
  • Basic IT skills to be able to put together info sheets etc

Learn How To Teach Great Craft Workshops with this 6 Module Online Course.

If you are an artist/craftsperson or someone looking to make some additional income from your creative skills, then this course is for you. It is your step-by-step guide to designing, teaching and promoting creative workshops and start your own business doing so. Including all the templates, documents and handy checklists you will need.

Learn everything you need to know to succeed from artist Susan Yeates of Magenta Sky who has been teaching successful arts and crafts workshops for years... She has done all the hard work for you, so that you don't need to! 10 years of teaching knowledge simplified into 6 step-by-step modules that progress you through the process, one stage at a time.

Get the confidence and knowledge to really succeed as an arts or crafts tutor!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who are artists or creative people that want to teach others
  • Those that already have a art skill but are nervous about teaching for the first time
  • Those that understand teaching craft but want to know more about marketing their courses
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 12:44

Welcome to the course! In this introductory video, we show you what you can expect over the following 6 modules!

Preview 12:44
Module 1 - Topic Planning
6 Lectures 41:52

In this module we discuss why people decide to teach art or craft workshops. We also discuss some of the research that you will need to do to get started.

Why Teach Workshops? / Essential Research

If you are a creative person, then you are probably full of ideas for things to teach! Let us help you decide what to get started on first and how to sort those ideas to choose one to get going on (we can save the rest for later!)

Preview 04:26

There are several different types of workshop or course that you can explore for example 'teach a skill' or 'make something.' We break down exactly what these types of courses and workshops are to enable you to select the one that works for you and your craft.

Preview 07:28

There is nothing better than a survey to gather both information for your course but also warm up some interest for when you start. We explain why you would need a survey and where to go to get it completed.

Carry Out a Survey

In this video lecture we look at how long your course could be and provide you with some possible suggestions.

Level and Length of Workshop

And finally in module 1, we put together all of this essential research and work to define exactly what you will teach in your first workshop or course. Don't forget that you can re-visit this module time and time again when you need to come up with a new course or workshop after this first one is complete!

Define Your Subject
Module 2 - Venues and Location
6 Lectures 01:01:51

In this video we discuss some of the potential places that you could use to teach your classes and courses.

Preview 20:04

In this video we will discuss how and why you assess and rate each potential venue available to you.

Venue Assessment

In this lecture we discuss how to layout your teaching space for your courses.

Layout Your Space

In this video, Susan, your course tutor shows you a room all laid out for a workshop. A real life example!

Room Layout Example (live)

We will talk here about what a risk assessment is and how to carry it out. This makes sure that you take care of your students when teaching and that you teach in a safe manner - especially with a practical course that may have tools and materials.

Risk Assessments

That's right - here's your module 2 homework!! We want you to go and research venues for your teaching.

Module 2 Homework
Module 3 - The Business of Running Workshops
5 Lectures 34:19

In this lecture we will discuss and look at how to price your workshop

Preview 11:39

In this workshops we will look at how to take payments for your workshop.

Pricing and payment

In this video we discuss discounts on your course prices and whether you should use discounts to increase sales?


Two very important elements of running a business teaching craft workshops are your accounts and making sure you have the correct insurance. This video discusses those two things.

Accounts and Insurance

And now it is time for your module 3 homework! We are half-way thought the course - well done!

Module 3 Homework
Module 4 - Marketing Your Workshops
3 Lectures 38:45

Marketing your courses to attract potential students is so important to make sure that you make a success of your venture into teaching. There are so many options available to you when marketing, so we will discuss in this video the first few options available to you. We start here by looking at your website.

Marketing Part 1

Continuing on from the previous lecture, we will talk in more depth about marketing and some of the options available for you to use to attract people to book. Including social media and PR.

Marketing Part 2

This video continues on to provide you with even more marketing advice.

Marketing Part 3
Module 5 - Preparing Your Workshop
3 Lectures 36:32

Preparation is the key to success and before you get to the actual workshop itself, there are quite a few things that you need to prepare and get ready...

Preparing for Your Workshop

There is nothing more important than testing out your workshop. It will make sure you are confident on the day itself and that you don't forget anything important. We also here look at the information sheets or factsheets that it is worth preparing and taking with you to your course.

Factsheets and Test Run

There will be lots of things you need to remember to take to your workshop. Here we discuss what these are. We also provide you here with module 5 homework.

What to Bring to Your Workshop?
Module 6 - On The Day - Running The Workshop
4 Lectures 41:03

In this video we talk about arriving for your workshop - what to do and how to welcome your students. Make a great start to your course!

Arrival and Introduction

Let's get on with actually teaching your workshop - this should be the fun part but let's do it right to keep students coming back for more....

Teaching Your Workshop

In this video we go through a few more helpful pointers for running a great course!

More Tips for Your Workshop or Course

Learn what to do at the end of the course - get the most out of the last 20 minutes!

Finishing Your Workshop
Bonus Module - After the Workshop
1 Lecture 07:20

In this bonus video we discuss where to go next after running your first art or craft workshop and hopefully give you the confidence to build a great business from your teaching skills. Thank you for taking part in this course and good luck with your craft workshop business!

What To Do Next?
About the Instructor
Susan Yeates
4.1 Average rating
212 Reviews
6,366 Students
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Susan has over 15 years experience as a tutor, author, training course writer, marketer and ultimately a small business owner across a selection of different industries. What is important to Susan in both work and play is her passion for learning and absorbing information. Therefore throughout all the industries she has worked in, Susan has always taught her skills and knowledge to others. 

Susan provides bite-sized video training modules for a variety of industries and topics including business growth, marketing, social media and creative arts. The aim is to provide convenient, simple to use, easy to digest training content at minimal cost to you. Created by e-learning tutors and marketing experts, our training videos range from short 10-minute tips to more in-depth videos and live webinars up to 60 minutes long. The average video is just 20-30 minutes to fit in with your daily workload and schedule.