You’ve just got to love tween and teenage girls!! Listen to them talk and you’ll learn the latest fashion trends and styles. My 12-year-old saw rompers and jumpsuits, and suddenly she’s thinking like a designer on Project Runway 🙂 . She’s downloaded Youtube videos on designing and sewing her own romper. Although it’s been several weeks and she hasn’t quite finished sewing her romper, she hasn’t given up.
Every now and then, you’ll find her in my studio, on her iPad, sitting behind the sewing machine, rewinding and watching the same video over and over again. And here’s the kicker, she’s watching this video in Spanish – a language she doesn’t understand!!!!! But surprisingly, she’s making headway. She’s got the pattern all cut up and she’s almost done stitching the bottom part.
People Want to Learn What You Know
That right there is the power of online courses and why you need to get in the game and teach textile art online. There are lots of people online eager to learn what you know. You may not think so now, but there sure are. Why don’t you find out if you have a viable course idea by exploring your options? Then, if you need help getting started, here are 7 resources you can use to teach textile art online.
Websites To Teach Textile Art Online
Ruzuku seems to be an easy to use platform. I know a few textile artists who are already using it to teach textile art online. You can teach a broad range of topics here. With Ruzuku, you’re responsible for marketing your course. Check out their pricing and see how much it will cost you to use their platform to teach. You should also check out this inside scoop on using ruzuku.
Skillshare is a kind of educational YouTube, where anyone can be a teacher. Its main focus is design, art, and creativity. This is how it works. Students register for free or premium membership. Premium members pay $12 monthly and have unlimited access to take classes you as a teacher create. As a Skillshare teacher, you receive 50% of the membership fee for students who take your classes.
More Websites to Teach Textile Art Online
Most of us have taken a class or two on Craftsy. Craftsy is a popular online website for craft related teaching (like knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting). What’s cool about it is that it’s specifically devoted to teaching crafts. Has it occurred to you that you could be an instructor and teach textile art online at Craftsy? Here’s the information on how.
CreativeLive is a website that live streams or broadcasts live courses as they are being recorded. I think the concept of live classes is just cool. Anyone can RSVP to watch the live broadcasts for free. But the catch is, if you miss a broadcast, you’ll have to purchase the course to view it. Here’s how to become an instructor on CreativeLive.
Udemy is a platform that allows you to create and sell your online courses. It has a large students body. Your course is added to their library for all their students to view. If a student was browsing in the Udemy library and happens to find and enroll in your course, you have to split the course fee with Udemy. Otherwise, you get almost 100% of the course fee. Here’s how to apply to teach textile art online at Udemy.
Teach Textile Art Online on Your Own Website
If you don’t want to use a third party platform and you still want the polished look and conveniences of running an online course, then you can choose Teachable. Teachable allows you to host and teach textile art courses on your own website. You get to control your branding, your student data, and marketing.
- Manually Make Your Own
Another option is to take complete control of how you teach textile art online by using your own resources. You could use your website in addition to a Facebook group, or Yahoo group to do this. In this case, you’ll have to email your course content to each student and use the groups for student interaction. This involves a lot of manual work as opposed to the automated systems described above.
Final Thoughts on Online Teaching Platforms
As you can see, there are so many different options for you to teach textile art online. There are certainly differences between the various platforms.
While Ruzuku for example, will charge you a fee for use of their platform, Udemy will charge you a percentage of each course you sell. While you don’t get any marketing help with your courses when you use Teachable and Ruzuku, Udemy may help market your courses but then they get to market other things to your students.
The learning experiences are also different on each platform. Some platforms make it possible for student-to-student interaction and sharing of student projects.
In conclusion, use the info in this article in conjunction with this info on why you want to add online teaching to your physical workshops to decide if teaching textile art online is right for you. Let me know if you have any questions or need more help.
Question: Have you considered teaching textile art online? What challenges have you faced in trying to teach online? Share your thoughts below.