Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Class Prep . . .

I'm sure a lot of you take classes at your local store. I never realized how much prep time goes into one until we started offering classes in our store and I noticed that the teachers are always there! So today I'm offering a look behind the scenes for those of you who haven't "been there" . . .

Donna Weibel has been planning for her "Totally Tim" tags class ever since she went to Tim Holtz' Creative Escape in Phoenix last fall. Yes, she has been in the presence of the master! I have no idea how long she worked on this at home, but Donna started setting up in our classroom at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon and was there until 6:00. I don't think it always takes this long, but I could tell by the look on Donna's face that she has a passion for this project!

I came in at 8:30 Wednesday morning and took some pictures, and she was here at 9:00 for the 10:00 a.m. class. She brought a gourmet breakfast . . .

This was Donna's supply station in the middle of the class table.

At both ends of the table, she had Distress Ink Pads and Applicators on individual marked plates.

Another table was set up for stamping and other steps in the project (translation -- I forgot to ask what she was going to do here).

And she had another table set up with all of the Tim Holtz products the students were using in the class. Makes shopping a lot easier after the class is finished!

At 10:00, everyone was in place and class was ready to begin. At least three of these students also teach classes in our store, so they understand what goes into advance planning and setup.

And here are a few of the tags they were making . . .

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful example; thank you for sharing.

    However, you were greatly missed at the Syracuse NY Stamping & Scrapping Expo today. Their website is pretty crude right now, so no list of vendors was available until we got there. I was ready to cry to realize NO MARCO'S! Of course, I should have checked your own website, but after seeing your wonderful display at the 2008 show, I guess I just assumed you be there this year. Please consider coming back to us!
    Best Wishes,
    Mary O.K.