This is something I always wanted to do and now I am doing it. Teach a cyber class.
My class will be conducted through the Shining Needle Society in a yahoo group format.
You can read about it and link over to the group for information on how to sign up. This will be fun and educational, promise you.
Announcing...The SharonG Network -- a class in canvas embellishment
New class for painted canvas lovers and fans of SharonG!
Announcing...The SharonG Network
Shining Needle Society is very pleased to announce our latest class offering
which features SharonG. Sharon is the creative force behind a number of
enterprises -- most notably, her very successful line of painted canvases.
Sharon is somewhat of a rarity in the needlepoint world, however, in that she
both designs AND stitches her canvases.
The SharonG Network will allow you to tap into SharonG's extensive creative
resources and get advice for stitching your SharonG canvas directly from the
source -- SharonG herself!
Think of the SharonG Network as a club you join and then you can interact with
Sharon via email as you stitch your canvas. Sharon will offer stitch and thread
suggestions to help you make your SharonG canvas project uniquely your own! You
will also learn along the way as Sharon consults with your fellow classmates
about their canvases -- what a great opportunity to get inside the mind of the
designer!!! While we will be discussing ONLY SharonG canvases in this
classroom, you don't actually have to own one to sign up for the class.
Sharon's canvases are so appealing, however, that we bet you'll want one
sometime during your membership and Sharon will happily direct you to a shop in
your area where you can purchase your canvas. Online sources will also be
listed, so anyone anywhere can participate.
How does the new SharonG Network work? There will be quarterly signups for the
classroom and it will be ongoing. The cost will be $35 a quarter (three months),
and if you sign up for a year, we're offering a discount making it $120 total.
So, for $10 a month, you can lurk and learn all sorts of embellishment tips and
techniques with Sharon. You have the joy of working at your own pace, and
Sharon will be there to assist as needed. She may even throw in a few general
lessons or an occasional recipe. It's rumored that her baklava is to die for!
Many of you already know that Sharon has a welcoming style in her email
communications. She has been a frequent and knowledgeable participant in the
ANG email discussion list. For an example of her online work and the clarity of
her charts, a ready reference is her own Website and her contribution to ANG's
Stitch of the Month in 2005 (Dragon and Butterflies Kimono).
For Sharon's website:
For Dragon and Butterflies Kimono:
There are a few ground rules for this new class:
This classroom is for SharonG's canvases only. Sharon has a wide range of
canvases in her line, so we hope there is something that will appeal to anyone,
but please know that Sharon will provide stitch and thread advice for her
canvases ONLY. That said, you are more than welcome to join this class and
listen and learn from a true expert in the painted canvas world.
This is NOT a "get a complete stitch guide for your canvas" class. If you just
want a stitch guide, Sharon has a number of stitch guides that can be purchased
with her canvases. Your local shop can help you with that. However, if you
want a chance to work with the designer to create a unique piece of needle art,
then you're in the right place. The idea is that you may already have some goals
for your canvas and how you want to stitch it -- or maybe Sharon will start you
in an area. You complete that and then we take the next area. As each area
builds on those already completed, your piece evolves into your own unique
Shop owners -- this is great opportunity for your customers to get some
specialized help with their SharonG canvases and we welcome you and your
customers to participate.
So, if you're ready to work directly with SharonG to make your canvases amazing,
it's time to sign up for this new class!
Class: "The SharonG Network" (TSGN)
Teacher: Sharon Garmize
Type of class: canvas enhancement/embellishment; canvas is student's choice,
limited to SharonG canvas line
Length of class: Three months (10/21/09 thru 1/31/10 -- and yes, you get a
little more than three months of class time because we can't wait to start!!!)
-- or sign up for a full year (10/21/09 - 10/31/10) at a discount)
Kit contents: No kit.
Student to supply: An open mind and a willingness to learn. If actively
stitching a canvas, then student provides all stitching supplies. Canvas
discussion is limited to SharonG painted canvases.
Skill Level: All levels welcome. Some experience with painted canvas stitching
and reading charts is helpful.
Price(s): $35 per three month signup period, discounted to $120 for four
quarters, paid in advance.
Registration begins: Sept. 28, 2009
Registration for first quarter offering ends: Oct. 14, 2009 -- with late signups
allowed through Nov. 15. Late signups are not pro-rated, but will have access
to posts from beginning of class.
Class begins: Oct. 15, 2009
Class ends: Jan. 15, 2010 (end of first quarter, class will be ongoing)
Payments accepted: PayPal and checks.
To sign up, send an email to Sharon Garmize at sharon@... and include
"SharonG Network" or "Network Class" in the subject line of your email.
Please include the following information:
Your email address so we can enroll you in the online classroom
Your method of payment -- check or PayPal.
Your desired length of membership at this time: 3 months for $35, or 12 months
Any questions, just email us!
We hope you are as excited as we are about this innovative new concept in
painted canvas embellishment.
Kate Gaunt and Marie-Therese Baker