Crafting Classes: Are They Worth Your Time and Money?

by Irick Arbuso

Crafting has always been a popular hobby. Whether it's making handmade cards, scrapbooking, or creating beautiful home décor, there's something truly satisfying about creating something with your own hands. But with the rise of online card making tutorials and DIY videos, is it really worth spending money on crafting classes? Let's dive into the benefits of taking crafting classes and see if it's worth the time and investment.

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Benefits of Taking Crafting Classes

1. Learn New Techniques

Crafting classes offer the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills that you may not have been able to pick up on your own. From intricate card-making techniques to advanced scrapbooking methods, these classes can expand your crafting repertoire and take your skills to the next level.

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2. Creative Inspiration

One of the biggest benefits of taking crafting classes is the creative inspiration that comes from being in a group setting. Whether it's an in-person class or an online workshop, being surrounded by other crafters can spark new ideas and creativity that you may not have discovered on your own.

3. Expert Guidance

Crafting classes are often taught by experienced instructors who can provide expert guidance and personalized feedback. This can be incredibly valuable, especially for beginners who may feel overwhelmed by the vast world of crafting. Having a knowledgeable instructor to guide you through the process can make all the difference in your crafting journey. Our upcoming Alcohol Markers class will be taught by expert artist Kelly Taylor, so you're definitely in good hands!

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4. Community and Connection

Taking these classes, whether online or in-person, provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for crafting. Whether it's bonding over a shared love for card making or finding new friends in an online watercolor workshop, the sense of community that comes from crafting classes can be truly rewarding. Read more on How to Use Crafting as a Way to Connect with Others and Build Relationships.

Altenew Online Card Making Classes

If you're considering investing in crafting classes, Altenew offers a range of classes that are definitely worth checking out. With a focus on creativity and innovation, our crafting classes are designed to inspire and empower crafters of all levels. Here are a few reasons why our online card making classes are worth the investment.

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1. Expert Instructors

Our classes are taught by expert instructors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and helping crafters grow their skills. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced crafter wanting to refine your techniques, Altenew instructors provide top-notch guidance and support.

2. Variety of Topics

From basic card making techniques to advanced watercoloring projects, Altenew online crafting classes cover a wide range of topics to cater to different interests and skill levels. Whether you're into floral designs, alcohol markers, mixed media, or interactive cards, there's something for everyone in our class offerings.

3. Convenience

The beauty of online classes is the convenience they offer. With Altenew's online card making classes, you can learn at your own pace and in the comfort of your own crafting space. No need to worry about commuting to a class or adhering to a strict schedule – you have the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever it suits you best.

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Pro Tip: Still not sure if you're willing to take that leap of faith and invest in crafting classes? Why not try a few FREE online card making classes first? Yes, you read that right – these classes are FREE!


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4. Creative Community

By enrolling in online crafting classes, you'll become part of a vibrant and supportive creative community. Interact with fellow crafters, share your projects, and gain inspiration from others – all while being part of a welcoming and inclusive community that celebrates creativity.

So, is spending money on crafting classes worth it?

The answer ultimately depends on your personal goals and interests. If you're looking to expand your crafting skills, find inspiration, and connect with a community of like-minded individuals, then investing in crafting classes – whether online or in-person – can be a truly rewarding experience. And if you're considering dipping your toes into the world of card making, our online classes might just be the perfect starting point for your creative journey. After all, there's nothing quite like the joy of creating something beautiful with your own hands.

Have you taken crafting classes (online or in-person) lately? Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by!

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marjoleinverleg February 13, 2024 - 10:23 AM

I love, love the online classes from Altenew, I love that creative people who I look up to are teaching and to get to know more amazing people that I didn’t know before and I like the live sessions to connect and play along. Only that experience makes me already happy.
I’ve even made selphies during the classes with all the instructor to scrapbook later!
Next to that I love it when I get a box full of the newest materials especial for this class. Its like christmas presents during the year! It gets me out of my comfort zone, for I get materials that I sometimes would not buy but love to have. When I play with these products during the classes I can get so excited about all the fun things I can do and make with it. I learn about new products that I didnt even know before. So I experienced all online classes I did as amazingly fun.

kmsoldevilla February 13, 2024 - 8:22 PM

Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience! It means a lot to us to hear how much you enjoy learning from our talented instructors and connecting with the community.

Audrey Meyer February 13, 2024 - 6:13 PM

I recently took virtual classes with AECP educator Amy Hill (Amy Hill Creates.)
“Try It Tri Folds Book Style Card” and “Celebrate Your Gal Pals: Galantini’s!” PDFs provided help you prepare for class. Amy is a talented teacher and her classes are perfect reflections of her skills. Great cards with plenty of optional ideas offered.

Also, I’ve taken a couple of classes from another AECP educator Bridget Casey (Bridget Casey Designs.) Her ‘Craft Your Life’ project kit classes are well planned, yet open to ideas offered by her students! Using the newest kit and supplies from your own stash, Bridget guides you in varied techniques to create ‘outside the box’ cards.

kmsoldevilla February 13, 2024 - 8:29 PM

I love that you highlight Amy’s talent and Bridget’s open-minded approach. It’s truly inspiring to see how different instructors bring their own unique styles to the table.


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