so some of you are wondering what is going on with my classroom. *sigh*. i was forced to give up the idea of turning our guest house (and by guest house i mean once car garage that was built never to be a garage but a rental unit by the previous owners) into a classroom. i got as far as having the floors ripped up...and while jay was to deal with the construction part...i was off picking out paint and things to make it all pretty...when, alas...i get the sad information that the building structure isn't worth the amount of reno's it would require to turn it into a classroom. the building was built poorly ( the walls were a mess and QUITE crooked)...the electrical was a nightmare...and the bathroom had to ripped out and redone...so short version...it was more efficient to tear it down and build it new....*sigh*
so why? if you are going to build something...would you not go doing so in the correct way?? and the fact that prior to our purchasing the house...someone was living there!!!! so needless to say, plans are in effect to tear it down this spring and add to our garden space and build a new, smaller structure to serve as a shop/garden shed.bye-bye classroom!
but i am not giving up on teaching completely independantly...while i enjoy teaching at the LSS...i am looking for more freedom with what and how i teach...i am limited in what i can teach by product they carry and they don't carry some of my favourite manufacturers as well as not being able to use vintage product and i am limited by their procedures.
so i have a few ideas...online classes or find a space that suits teaching classes out of or BOTH :D!!!
i was asked about online classes, but wasn't sure how to go about it...but i have found a great way to set up an online classroom.
i am checking into some local spaces that i could rent and will have to weigh out all the logistics of that.
either way...i have not given up...yet, lol!!! and will keep you posted about how things progress! keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck!!!