|Posted: 6/30/2013 1:25:55 PM|
I have taken 3 online classes so far and I'm sorry to say I was not inspired by any of them. This new class by Celine looks so good. Please talk me into it while I have a percent off code. I've taken a PL "dig Deeper" class, a SC PL class and SC POP 2. I've sworn I would never take another. One of these was just awful, as it seemed that very ilittle time was spent by the contributors. The other two were worth maybe 5.00. I know its harsh but it's a fact that I've gotten MUCH better inspiration for free from Glitter Girl. So tell me this class will be different. I'm newish here so I haven't taken any 2 Peas classes.
likes shiny things
Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 6/30/2013 1:28:53 PM|
I haven't taken any of the classes that you have mentioned, but I have taken two classes here at 2Peas and they were both packed full of ideas and inspiration. Lots of layouts, challenges/prompts, videos, good instructions, inspiration, etc.
I think the classes I took were definitely money well spent.
Loc: Montpellier, Southern France
|Posted: 6/30/2013 1:54:10 PM|Maybe you want to pop in this thread as there is already a review.
What are your expectations as a term of online class? It might be interesting for further class ideas
|Posted: 6/30/2013 3:21:04 PM|I just listened to an older episode of Paperclipping Roundtable reagarding classes and they had very good advices: Forever Access Love.
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|Posted: 6/30/2013 3:31:01 PM|You know... the classes here at 2peas is really about good content. You get a lot of value for your money. Celine's class looks totally awesome!!!
I suggest you spend some time and read reviews of the classes here. I love that people are honest.
Loc: New York City
|Posted: 6/30/2013 3:32:14 PM|
I've only taken two online classes ever. Shimelle's Hitchiker and SC POP2. They were the same price IIRC. Shimelle's was definitely a better value content-wise. She had in depth videos, tons of layouts, , and I just thought it was excellent. POP2 was fun, but not as good. BUT, it came with a class kit which had stamps, cards, sequins, and other doodads. And it came with a ton of printables, digital brushes, and awesome cut files. When bundled together it was worth the price.
What I'm trying to say is that 2peas classes are worth it content wise at least based on my one experience and the reviews i've read. But I've heard the mini workshops are not as good, FYI. SC classes are worth it only if they come with a great kit and if you like digital printables and silhouette cuts.
|Posted: 6/30/2013 4:10:22 PM|Tool school by Jen Gallacher is a mini workshop but I don't know why, as it is so full of content ! Love, love this class ! Really cheap for what you get.
I took lots of Two Peas workshops and loved them, only one regret : they are selfpaced and I prefer live classes.
But usually, I am careful about WHO teaches because it makes a big difference ! I know that I love Shimelle, May Flaum, Jen Gallacher as teachers, for example.
About Celine, I took an online class long time ago and it was great, so, I took this one too, even if I knew that I wouldn't make this kind of mini albums. FOR ME, they are lots of ideas that I can still use.
But I know that usually, people prefer classes from a teacher which style is close to them. As for me, I don't mind (and I may be the opposite ! If I only think "I want to do that exactly like that !", I am sometimes not inspired to create on my own way ! I prefer when I think "this is a very good idea but I will try to rather make this like that".
|Posted: 6/30/2013 6:45:49 PM|
I have taken 4 of the two peas cleasses and have not been disappointed. I plan n taking Celine's class sometime soon.
I will say that most (not sure about all) have videos and pdf's and are available almost immediately.
I have been disappointed with classes elsewhere but not here.
Ypu really get a lot for the money.
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 6/30/2013 7:10:08 PM|I have bought several classes here, and gotten tons of information from them that I printed out, so from that point of view I agree well worth the money. Now if I would just actually "TAKE" the class I bought I would probably get even more out of it, haha!
New for 2013... scrap more, read more, run more, enjoy more... worry less
Loc: West Virginia
|Posted: 6/30/2013 7:17:54 PM|I have found that the 2peas classes are packed FULL of inspiration! the only thing that limits me is ME!! sometimes I'm guilty of not investing the time in a class that it requires
so my most recent class was Wilna's and all I can say is WOW!! totally inspired!
what I've seen from Celine's workshop it looks just as promising.
if you love mini's and Celine's style, it's certainly worth a shot!!
|Posted: 6/30/2013 8:19:51 PM|
I am going to try this class... You Peas have me so excited about it. Thanks. Celine, thanks for taking the time to post a reply. I'd like to answer your question as to what I'd like to see in future online classes. I wish I could give you a good answer. I can only say what I've liked. I like to see the process. One of the classes I took, for instance, showed this cute idea done in a photo editing program, but only the finished product, not how to do it. That totally turned me off. I'm very optimistic about what I've heard about the classes here.
Loc: Montpellier, Southern France
|Posted: 7/1/2013 2:31:56 AM|What I can say about my class videos is that I show HOW to actually make the mini books, from start to end. How to choose the size, make the binding, alter the cover (or not), paint, mist, etc... it's all about the process...
Make a Wish!
|Posted: 7/1/2013 3:25:29 AM|
I am pretty bad at internet shopping only ever bought one class though Wilna you may be the first here, I just keep thinking about your class as I want to use all my art supplies, likewise Celine you can tell you have combined art and making books as a mini album is - ah decisions
|Posted: 7/1/2013 4:50:46 AM|
i will never again buy classes at SC, i didn't like any of them. But i did like the classes here at two peas in a bucket! they are absolutly worth their money!
|Posted: 7/1/2013 11:13:12 AM|
This is a hard thing for me too. I took Tim Holtz's creative chemistry and was pretty disappointed. The class itself was packed with content and he taught it very well. The problem is that almost all the techniques he taught could be found for free on his youtube channel.
I think most of what you learn in online classes can be found for free on a blog or youtube. It's just a matter of if you want to go digging or if you want it all packaged in one place.
|Queen of Pink in my house of blue.
|Posted: 7/1/2013 11:25:31 AM|
I have taken quite a few online classes. 3 here at 2peas, The Hitchhiker's guide, Wilna's art class, and Through the Kaleidoscope. All 3 were excellent, with tons of content and inspiration. Wilna's class was just packed with videos and all kinds of printouts and cut files.
Shimelle's classes (on her webpage) are always full with content, PDF's and videos.
In comparison I agree SC's classes are "thinner", with the exception of Kelly Perky's sketch class that was also packed. But as others have said, together with the kits and the cut files and printables, it's a good deal IMO (on most of them).
Loc: in my scraproom in PA
|Posted: 7/1/2013 11:45:33 AM|
I have taken 5 workshops here on Two Peas and 3 workshops of BPC. I have not been disappointed with the workshops I've purchased here on Two Peas. Shimelle's Hitchhikers Class was worth the value and jammed packed with useful information and ideas. Jen Gallagher's - Tool School - was classified as a mini workshop and I don't know why because it was one of the best workshops I've had. She really gave so much information and guidance. I also love, love, loved Nancy Damiano's - Scrapbooking Your Vacations that really put so much into perspective for me and her layouts are phenomenal. I even scraplifted a few.
I do plan on taking Celine's mini album class. Because I love mini albums but I've kind of lost my mojo in doing them.
|For unto us a child is born....Isaiah 9:6
JESUS Is The Reason For the Season.
2013 - Layouts Completed - 207
2013 - Mini Albums - 20
2013 - Cards 84 - (thanks to CTMH monthly club class and a few swaps)
|Posted: 7/1/2013 1:04:27 PM|Guess I'll chime in here with my 2 cents because that's all it's worth. I have taken classes at BPC, SC and Two Peas. Some of the classes have been AWESOME and others not so much at all!! I don't think a class should just be about the designer "showing" me her stuff and not teaching me anything at all. If I want to see their work I can get that for free on their blog and galleries HERE. I've learned to take much more consideration into the instructor themselves because I can know better what to expect. For example, I took Wilna's class (first time with her) and I was BLOWN AWAY by all of the videos, PDFs, instruction and tips from her class for $25.00. Seriously, one of the BEST $25 I have ever spent!! So, I know in the future the odds are pretty darn high that I'd take another class from her because it's plain to see the amount of work and detail she goes into her classes. I've also taken classes for that price and got very minimal in terms of PDFs and TEACHING me something. In fact, it was a class (or two) that was "here is my album, let's take a look at it".. no thank you!! There is SO much free information out there on blogs, YouTube, etc.. that I definitely am more careful about buying classes. I mean, $25 might not be much to some people but it is to me - I can't afford to toss money.
|Posted: 7/1/2013 1:20:44 PM|Another big vote for the workshops here at 2peas - I have loved them all - Shimelle's, Nancy's, Amy Tan's, Amy Heller's, Jen's... - the content is always good quality and the PDFs are really helpful without repeating everything in the videos.
Shimelle's classes on her blog are always worth the investment - particularly things like JYC and LSNED as you can join in every year and only pay one fee. She always packs in the content.
BPC classes are really professionally done and I have never been disappointed. The classes sometimes cost a little more, but you get that back in armfuls of quality layouts/projects, feedback, handouts, videos.
I've done three SC classes and to be honest found them all a little lacking. I liked the goodies that I got with two of the classes and the fact that they shipped free internationally made up for the lack of class content, but compared to the others I have mentioned, definitely disappointed. I posted another thread asking if anyone had signed up for their new Inked class and there were very few respondents. While I like a lot if the instructors on the class, I wasn't convinced by previous experience that was enough to part with my $$$ even with the possibility of a free stamp set.
Like others have said there is so much free content now though that classes really have to offer something different to pull in the students. I subscribe to several You Tube channels of scrappers I like and I always have at least 5 new videos to watch each week! I can't keep up!