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All my comments are my own opinions on those products. I appreciate your support when you purchase using the post links. I am interested in the class. I am expecting my Cricut Maker to arrive on Monday. I will be able to access the videos at anytime.
If I miss a class? Yes Greta you will be able to access the class anytime and watch the recorded videos post class as much as you want.
Sorry for the delay in responding back you. Been a busy weekend. But would love to have you in class this week and you can watch the recorded video from class last week. Congrats on your new Cricut Maker. Can I purchase these without attending the live session? I travel a lot for work and would like to purchase these so I can view the recorded version when I am home. Hi Kim — Yes you can purchase the class and then just watch the recorded classes. You get unlimited access to watch the videos whenever you are ready as many times are you like.
I have updated the class registration to reflect that. I am very interested in your class. Are u still doing the classes?First Quarter Finance. Many Hobby Lobby locations offer classes that will teach you how to get started with a particular type of art or craft like painting or helping you complete a specific project like making a piece of jewelry. Course topics include cake decorating, knitting, painting, drawing, sewing, and more. Taking a hands-on course can help you build new skills in arts and crafts, but are Hobby Lobby classes worth it?
We also list other ways and places you can learn these skills. Hobby Lobby offers classes on a variety of craft techniques; class schedules and course offerings vary by location. Hobby Lobby classes are generally reasonably-priced and provide several hours of instruction, making them worth it for many customers.
However, every course and every student is different; whether Hobby Lobby classes are worth it for you will depend on the instructor you work with, the content of the course, the cost per class, and other factors.
Consider the following when deciding whether or not a Hobby Lobby class is right for you:. One of the biggest considerations in determining whether Hobby Lobby classes are worth it for you is whether or not your local Hobby Lobby offers a subject of interest.
Class offerings vary by store and instructor availability; we checked with Hobby Lobby stores in Arizona, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas and found that the following are the most common courses:.
Hobby Lobby does not usually offer woodworking classes; for other options, see our list of where to find woodworking classes. Rates vary by course, depending on the subject, schedule, and instructor. You can check there for price information for specific classes, or call your local store if price information is not available online. We discuss these alternatives in further detail below. Each class has different requirements.
Some courses will include all materials in the course cost; others will provide a list of supplies that you need to purchase beforehand. Be sure to ask about the required supplies before signing up for a course so you can determine the additional cost if your tuition does not include supplies. Since Hobby Lobby is a craft store, you should be able to purchase all or most of your supplies if needed at the store.
This convenience may be an additional benefit to taking classes at Hobby Lobby, particularly if you sign up on short notice. Hobby Lobby works with independent instructors and provides a dedicated room or in-store space for the instructor to teach lessons. Hobby Lobby classes are usually designed for beginners, but you can also find some classes for advanced crafting projects.
Some stores also offer special sessions for kids, so Hobby Lobby classes may be worthwhile for your family as an after-school or weekend activity. Hobby Lobby lists DIY project ideas on its website. Its online guides and PDF downloads give you inspiration and instruction for crafts you can do independently.
Skills include embroidery, painting, drawing, weaving, crochet, knitting, cookie and cake decorating, jewelry-making, sewing, and papercrafts. Craft instruction on YouTube is free to watch and allows you to pace yourself, going back over any steps you find difficult or confusing. For example, TheArtSherpa has oversubscribers and offers detailed painting tutorials, plus tips for using tools like traceables and acrylic paints.
Check places like Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, local newspapers, noticeboards, and local schools or colleges for individual tutoring, continuing education classes, or other group-learning alternatives. Independent instructors often rely on word of mouth, so you may also want to ask fellow crafters in your local community for recommendations.Updated March 1, We offer a large variety of exciting classes throughout the year. We are privileged to have many talented and amazing instructors as well as celebrity 'guest' instructors.
Our classes are a great way to try new product, meet new people, and learn new techniques and ideas. Classes and workshops bring the meaning of our store full circle All seating is limited for all classes and crops; pre-registration is required. Class signups are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A class can only be reserved by paying the class fee upon registration. We can no longer 'hold' spots without payment. Skip Navigation Website Accessibility. View Cart Check Out.
Kits are also available for most classes to purchase them and work on them at home. The kits are put together by the City Chicks and come complete with full color instructions! Be sure to check out our class and event policies at the bottom of the page. Apr Yard Sale Spring - May 09, am. Yard Sale Spring - May 09, am The most anticipated sale of the year Bargain shoppers rejoice!!!! Gingham Gardens Cards - May 14, pm. Cricut Club - May 17, am. Class Policies Updated March 1, We offer a large variety of exciting classes throughout the year.
Why the changes?
Inwe spent an excessive amount of time tracking down payments, managing waitlists, and handling last-minute cancellations or 'no shows'. All of these instances take away from the success of the store.
So much planning and prep work goes in to each class, crop and event. In order for us to continue providing quality classes and events and bringing in guest instructors, we needed to update our procedures. Thank you for your understanding, Sara Cancellation Policies Class fees are non-refundable. We must be given 48 hours notice if you are unable to attend the class so that we may give others on the waiting list the opportunity to take the class.
Because the class kits are pre-cut in advance, if the cancellation is prior to 48 hours, you will receive a store credit to your account in the amount of the class.
Otherwise, we will hold the kit for you to pickup. The credit received can be used to purchase product or register for another class. No credit will be issued with less than 48 hours notice, however you may still pick up your class kit after the class has been held.
A technique class may not include a class kit. Class kits will be held for up to 8 weeks. Kits left after 8 weeks will be donated to a charity of our choice unless other arrangements have been made. If a class is cancelled for reasons beyond our control, a full refund will be offered. In many cases we have to pre-pay for travel and a minimum number of kits.Can't remember how to do print then cut?
Not sure how to remove a background from an uploaded image? Clueless about Snapmat and how it can help? The Cricut Coach Playbook can help, with over step-by-step diagrams. Each of these "cheat sheets" show you exactly what to click and what to do for easy, fast results everytime. By learning in small steps, you avoid the overwhelm that usually comes with trying to get control over something that is confusing and hard-to-remember.
And good news if you're eager to start NOW. This page printable playbook is instantly available to you as a digital download sent to your email. You can have it spiral bound at most office supply stores. Nothing will be shipped, meaning you don't have to pay shipping! This collection of step-by-step diagrams gives you easy-to-follow directions for all the most popular tasks in Cricut Design Space! It tells you exactly what to do for each task.
If you just want someone to tell you what to do, this is it. Easy to Start The Cricut Coach Playbook gets you started right away with simple steps you can do no matter what! Works for All! Easy to Use Whenever you want to use your Cricut, just pull out your Playbook and look up the task you need. Easy peasy! I love that Jennifer shows step-by-step directions for using Design Space with clear photos and color-coded prompts. With this playbook, I won't have to go searching for answers on how to make all the fun things that I want to make!
I wish I had this when I first got my Cricut it would have saved me so much time! How do I know this? Well, I was a Cricut newbie myself before purchasing this eBook!
I bought a Cricut Explore Air 2 and I let it sit in my craft room collecting dust for way too long. It was just too intimidating for me to use. I attempted to make labels for my pantry a few months back and found myself wasting hours searching the Internet for resources to help me. If only I had this eBook at the time! Per the suggestion given in the Playbook, I've printed myself a copy and placed it right next to my machine. I can't wait to use my Cricut to make some fun projects this holiday season.
Thank you, Jennifer, for making this". Your book is well written and the explanations are easy to understand! The visuals in it are appealing and it is vibrant and colorful. I love my Cricut, but tend to let fear of complication and failure prevent me from doing more than very basic things with it. I feel that your book will give me more confidence in using my Cricut! Don't wait, grab your Cricut Coach Playbook now and start using it immediately!
That means if you have one of these Cricuts, this Playbook will help you:. This Playbook contains easy step-by-step instructions for all the popular tasks you can do in Cricut Design Space, including:. You don't. But I do. My name is Jennifer and I'm the founder of JenniferMaker. I watched so many YouTube videos, read so many blog posts, and checked a lot of Facebook groups.Skip Navigation Website Accessibility.
Monday through Thursday, this space is free for customers to come in and use, though tables may be reserved as needed for classes or events. We have several tools for our croppers to use. We have the AccuCut die cutting system available, several tools and Cricut machines cartridges and mats provided for a fee.
These tools are free to use with paid crop. We also offer a separate classroom which holds up to 10 people. You can usually upgrade to this room, with 6' tables, on a Friday or Saturday crop for an additional fee.
Classes must be reserved by pre-payment, either in person or by credit card over the phone. Class cancellations will be given a class kit unless otherwise specified by instructor. Crop cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to receive credit for another class or crop.
Those who don't show, or who cancel within 24 hours, are not eligible for a credit. We recommend making reservations in advance to guarantee your spot. Follow UsThis is the place to see what class offerings I have. I am also a consultant for Close to my Heart, a company that offers stamping and scrapbooking supplies. Take a look at the products and specials they are currently offering. I hope you find something of interest to you. If you own the new Cricut Imagine or the Cricut Cake and are interested in these classes, please contact me.
Next class will be held when there is interest. Contact me to see what the possible dates are. The center point feature on your machine was used to. The flip feature has been used on the butterflies. You will need to bring your machine and mat to class as well as any tools you regularly use. Don't own a Cricut but are thinking about it? Join us to find out what this incredible machine is capable of. Contact Gail to find out about dates for this class scrappingailaz gmail.
Will be scheduled after a Part 1 class has been held. This is a hands-on class, so you will need to bring your machine and all of your tools. Students will need to come to class with designs for cutting their vinyl and stencil material based on images on their own cartridges. I will give specifics for these when you register.
If you have not taken the first Cricut class, but are familiar with your machine, you are welcome to join us. If you are a new Cricut user, it is best to take the first class to get used to all of the features we will be using in this class. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in this class but aren't sure.
Next class dates are not set. Contact Gail with questions. A date has not yet been set, but when there is enough interest, I will schedule it. Once you have cut out your images, wouldn't it be nice to give them some dimension? Or maybe there's a special event coming up that you want to create an embossed image for. Now you can do both! Create embossing folders on the Cricut and then run them through your Cuttlebug or other roller die-cut machine for a 3-D effect.
You will make one folder using Cricut materials, and learn alternate ways of making embossing folders using simple, easy to find materials and create 2 more folders. You will leave class with 3 completed embossing folders!
There are several ways you can use these folders. Just put your paper in and emboss, giving you an image on a full sheet of paper click on the fleur-de-lis photo to see the details of the yellow embossed image up close. Or cut out the shadow of the image you created your folder of, then run that through your folder, and you have a cut-out embossed image brown fleur-de-lis and ice cream cone.Whenever I teach something, I like to start at the very beginning to make sure we have a good foundation.
I will name all the parts and show off some of the hidden features of each machine. So, what is a Cricut?
The Cricut is a cutting, scoring, and writing machine, all guided by computer. It does exactly what you tell it to do, precisely and efficiently. And because of its remarkable ability to cut, score, and write what you tell it to, you can make a lot of things faster, easier, and better. The Explore and the Maker are the two current models of the Cricut being sold today, and these are the ones I know and can teach you all about. The Explore and Maker are very similar.
Both cut out a wide variety of materials. And both have an accessory tool clamp that you can use to write or score with. The Maker also has an Adaptive Tool System that allows you to cut with two additional blades — a rotary blade and a knife blade — so you can cut things like fabric and thin wood easier. So, just for this mini-course, I bought this Cricut Explore Air so we could open it up and set it up together.
The Explore and Explore Air 2 models are essentially the same setup as this machine. I love that part. All of the Cricuts ship with this packaging foam around the carriage. To remove it, just pull it out. Your blade and blade housing come pre-installed. The carriage has two clamps — clamp A is for your accessories, like the pen or an optional scoring stylus, and clamp B is for your blade. Just remember A is for accessories and B is for blades. I like to put my pens here.
The small storage compartment is for different blade housings. I keep my deep-cut blade housing here, which is something you can purchase separately. Now let me explain the controls over here. This big dial is the Smart Set Dial. You can choose your materials on this dial, or set it to Custom which is what I like to do and set your material from within Cricut Design Space. The Maker has no Open button. Instead, we open the lid simply by pulling up on the top lid and the front lid opens too.
The Maker has the same storage compartments in the front lid as the Explore does. But the Maker has one extra thing I really like — you can plug your iPad or smart device into the USB charging jack on the side and rest it in the built-in stand here on the top. Here is the Maker unboxing video.
To setup your new machine, I recommend you follow the setup guide that comes with your Cricut. With the USB symbol facing upward, plug the square end of the cable into the back of your machine.
With the symbol facing upward, plug the rectangular end of the cable into a USB port on your computer. Now plug the round end of the power cable into the back of your machine, and then plug it into a power source. I recommend one of two different places, based on your needs. For example, I like to craft here on this table, so I keep my Cricut Maker over on the side of my room here so I can get to it easily.
The second place I recommend putting your Cricut is right next to your computer, which is where my Cricut Explore lives.