Whether you are an experienced crafter or a complete newbie, taking a Jo-Ann craft or sewing class is a great way to have fun and learn something new. Jo-Ann stores across the country offer a wide range of in-store classes on both sewing and many different types of crafts. Classes are available at all skill levels and change regularly so that you can learn to create trendy, in-season items for yourself and your family.
Why Take a Class?
- Despite the proliferation of DVDs, how-to books, crafting websites and online videos, it can be difficult to learn how to do a craft on your own. This is often especially true when first learning a craft, but can even apply to experienced crafters who want to learn a new technique. An expert teacher can provide one-on-one assistance that you just can’t get through a video or book.
- Experienced crafters can benefit from direct feedback from their teacher and other students. This feedback can allow the crafter to take their work to the next level.
- Taking a class gives you the opportunity to meet new people who share your interests.
- Jo-Ann classes are taught by expert instructors. After the class, you can make use of your new skills by buying products right there at the store!
Types of Classes
Each Jo-Ann store offers different classes based on customer needs. Because Jo-Ann is a fabric store, you can get expert sewing instructions at all skill levels. You can also take classes in scrapbooking, knitting, cake decorating, crochet, jewelry making and more! Some classes are more formal in structure, while others allow more time for socializing with other experienced crafters as you work side-by-side on individual projects.
Not all Jo-Ann stores offer classes, so you’ll want to check out the Jo-Ann website to find out whether your local store provides this service.
Crafting helps children develop their creativity and improve motor skills. In addition, learning to craft instills positive character traits such as discipline and taking pride in one’s workmanship. Jo-Ann stores offer classes for multiple age groups and even sponsor crafting camps during the summer.
If you are looking for a unique party idea, check out Jo-Ann’s “Make it a Party” kid’s crafting parties: Kids both complete a craft and decorate their own treats! You’ll need to provide the refreshments, while Jo-Ann provides crafting and decorating materials, along with expert instruction.
How to Sign Up
You can check out a schedule of classes on the Jo-Ann website or by picking up a class catalog at a local store. When you decide on a class, you can call the store or stop in to get registered. It’s that simple!
Free In-Store Demos
If you aren’t sure about committing to a class, you can always attend one of the free in-store demonstrations at your local Jo-Ann stores. These are usually taught on Saturdays and allow you to check out new products and techniques without committing to a full class.