Learning and meeting like minded creatives is so much fun!
I am sure by now most of you know that I teach a slipcover class for Craftsy, “Custom Fit Slipcovers; Couches and Sofas“. Well as an instructor I was invited to join the Craftsy team along with 199 other Craftsy instructors for the first ever Instructor Summit held in Englwood Colorado January 22-24 of this year. The summit was so much more than I had expected it to be.
Friday evenings event started at 4:00pm in the “Spotted Dog”, which is a cozy little bar with pool table and a very nice fireplace. The atmosphere was so pleasant and the energy in the room was off the charts! I don’t know if you have ever been in a room with that many creative personalities, oh and at least 80% women, but it is an experience for sure. Some of the faces were familiar as I had taken their classes online and felt like I already knew them. It was great to sit and talk with Josh Scott one of the founders and COO of Craftsy. He was very willing to chat with all of the Instructors at our table.
Saturday started with a wonderful breakfast followed by Craftsy Style Connections. We were put into groups with new faces. The conversations were very easy and flowed so rapidly that you didn’t realize how fast the time went by. I was in a group with Joi Mahon who is a clothing designer. What style this women has! You must check out here class “Fast Track Fitting – In the Details“. We were also joined by her husband who works in the business as well. Another enthusiastic instructor was Stephanie Flynn Sokolov who teaches a great weaving class, “Pickup Stick and Finger Control Techniques“. The next women was in my category, Cynthia Bleskachek with her class being “Getting Started with Upholstery”, needless to say our conversations were fast moving and full of enthusiasm. The groups were very willing to share and ideas just kept flowing. I wish we could of had another hour together. Bill on the other had was in another group of all women who by the end of his session were giving him hugs…hmmm luckily I am by no means the jealous type