I currently teach creative writing workshops online through various venues, but I was wondering what sites artists and crafters use to teach workshops. It hasn’t been easy to find them! Here are a few that I use and that I found out artists use. I am trying to talk the incredibly talented Dallas artist, Cynthia Chartier into offering online classes, so that was the catalyst for me to search out these sites.
You can offer a class through a learning environment or on your blog and use a link to your videos. Many people use YouTube. But for offering a class, you want only those who pay to have access the video. You can host (store) your video at these sites below.
I use Sophia.org for my online English and Creative Writing classes because I like the tools they have available.
All descriptions are from the individual sites.
Starting package $99 a month
Add videos, audio files, PDFs, or text. Then, share that content with all of your customers, or just specific membership levels.
You can allow your users to post comments right alongside the content. This lets you to interact with your customers and answer their questions.
Since Kajabi is hosted in the cloud, it means that we have virtually unlimited powerful and scalable resources at our disposal. This matters to you because you can rest assured that your pages and site will be available under even the most extreme amount of traffic.
Pay for each month you use and cancel at any time.
Unlimited, highest quality video uploads
Course management tools to collaborate & communicate
A typical Udemy course has 1-3 hours of content, with a minimum requirement of at least 30 mins of content and 60% video content.
You keep 100% of the revenue (minus payment fees) when you bring new students to Udemy. For every student Udemy brings to your course through our marketing efforts, you keep 50%of the sale. Udemy handles all customer service, payment processing and hosting fees, and gives you access to the complete feature set of Udemy including the mobile version of your courses all for no additional cost.
Once your course is purchased, the student has access to all course materials indefinitely, just like an on-demand channel
How to Record and Edit Video for Your Online Course
Connect students through groups with the ability to access lessons, ask questions and interact via chat.
Gather students in private groups with a passcode to access the site
Places to host your videos
Vimeo has easy-to-understand privacy controls so you can decide who gets to see your videos and where they can be shown.
Pro Screencast.com users enjoy more storage, bandwidth, and features for $9.95/month or less!
Provide your audience with a link to your content, a MediaRoll widget or an RSS feed. You can even embed your images and video.
Make a folder public and visible to everyone. Hide it so only you can see it. Password protect it. Or make it so only authorized viewers can access your content.
Commission Based Hosting
If you don’t want to mess with creating a blog, learning environment, etc., consider giving up a small commission to have someone else host your class. Here are some sites that do that:
Contact with links to samples of your work and tell Gail what kind of class you might be interested in. If they feel you and their site would be a good fit and you are seriously interested, Gail will then send you some guidelines.
I can’t find any information on the site regarding being one of their hosted artists, but I did send an email for more information. I’ll let you know.
If you have a proven track record of teaching a drawing or painting medium, fill out the contact form and request to teach a class here. Financial compensation, etc.
Please let us know where you host online workshops!