|I keep coming back to PR courses because I really like the format. For this course, all six lessons were posted before the start date so as soon as I registered I was able to access them. I think this was both good and bad- it gave me time to absorb the information entirely but it also took away some of the anticipation excitement that I normally associate with learning.
Compared to other PR Courses, these lessons had just a few pages so I saved a LOT of paper printing! The lessons contained mostly color photos but I printed them in B&W and, as they say, 'A picture is worth a thousand words' so I guess not much text was needed.
Not all of us had all of our supplies but those that did make a bag seemed to use the same bag outline that Kenneth designed in the lesson photos. Although he suggested that we create our own freehand template, I am not really creative so I would have preferred some template options rather than have to think about making a freehand drawing. I think I should have probably found a clutch design that I liked before signing up and used that as my pattern- I might have been more inspired to actually complete a bag for this course.
Kenneth answered every question and even asked for more in the chats but we seemed to be a quiet bunch. It may have been a busy July for others as well as for me- I missed 2 of the 3 chats offered due to family events. We had only 2 or 3 classmates in each Chat and they ended early but that was good due to the late start time- 10PM EST. Same for the Classroom Board- only 6 folks posted and both on the same question about boning. I generally look forward to the numerous questions posed by classmates because I learn so much more- things I never thought about.
The other Classroom posts were on where to order the supplies or that they were waiting on their Internet supply orders. I think a kit might be a great offering for this class- I would gladly have purchased one that contained a few template options, the white slipper satin, wool felt, rattail cord, rigilene webbed boning and a curved sewing needle and perhaps even a zipper.
Overall I think this was a good class for me. I had just purchased Kenneth King's Cool Couture book and had studied his techniques so I really enjoyed meeting him and I was fascinated by the fashion fabrics being discussed. If you are a fashion forward, creative person I would highly recommend this course.