Last night I "participated" in Cricut's very first online class. There was a lovely young lady who works for Provocraft as an illustrator serving as the instructor. She was demonstrating how to make a very simple Thanksgiving banner using an Expression and a Gypsy. It's so nice that Provo spent the time and money to produce the online class for us!
The project was pretty much self-explanatory if you saw the photograph of it finished. I was so hoping that she'd give us some good tips and instructions on using the Expression without Design Studio.
I purchased Design Studio when I bought my baby bug over 2 years ago and have never used my Expression without it! I had no idea that the E had a button on it called "Flip" until she mentioned it last night. LOL!
They Gypsy is not a machine that I have ANY interest in owning. It's just something that I know I'd never use since the screen is so tiny and I don't go to a lot of crops or swarms. But, I'm sure the Gypsy owners were hoping for more instructions on using it, too.
So, in your opinion, is my idea of what the class should have been totally off base? In talking to Okie last night during and after the class she told me that it was a project class, not necessarily intended to be a class in how to use their machines.
Anyway, it was sort of fun to watch. I had problems with the chat scrolling on the side; I kept losing my concentration on what was being demonstrated by reading comments! LOL! But, I'm looking forward to the next class already.
Here's what I'd like to see done differently:
1. A bigger viewing screen without the chat.
2. Chat available after the demonstration.
3. Either do a demonstration on the E or the G, including both was just too confusing
4. Increase the volume. I had my speakers turned all the way up and if there had been any background
noise I would have missed a lot of what was said.
5. Provide a link where printed instructions for the project would be made available.
So, tell me what YOU thought about the class.