Craft store Michaels isn’t hosting their in-store how-to events during this time of social distancing, so to fill the void, they’ve created an online community classroom.

The workshops started this week. Get out your glue guns, people; here’s what they’re doing.

 

Classes are at noon Central on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

Craft projects so far have included crochet stuffed animals, knit dishcloths, T-shirt decorating, glow-in-the-dark facemasks and cake decorating.

Classes are free, but to register, you just have to fill out a form giving them your first and last name, email address and phone number. You also have to tell them how often you’ve shopped at Michaels.

Once you submit your booking request, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions.

 

Live classes take place via Zoom, but they’re available afterward on YouTube.

Registration for the live events is limited to the maximum number of people that can join the live meeting via videoconferencing program/app Zoom — which is 1,000 participants. But if you can’t make it or don’t get in, don’t worry about it — every class is archived on the Michaels community classroom page and their YouTube account.

 

 

View the upcoming class list to make sure you have the right supplies.

Each of the upcoming classes on the Michaels community classroom page has a description, which includes the crafting supplies you’ll need. Plan ahead and order the requisite items so you’ll be ready.

 

Check out the Michaels family craft every Wednesday on Facebook.

In addition to the community classroom, every Wednesday at noon Central on their Facebook page Michaels hosts a family-oriented craft. Past projects have included spring tote bags, suncatchers, floral pots and spring floral wreaths.

The Michaels website also hosts a project page full of DIY ideas and links to the creator community — so you can see what others are making.

 

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