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Online Interactive Workshops

In this area of the website we'll be highlighting workshops/classes with a focus on Photography!

It may be that you are keen to get out & about for some fresh air, creative inspiration and expert tutoring in some great locations or learn more about how to get the best out of your camera - Canon, Nikon or that magical lens that sits within your mobile phone?!


You might well wish you could take much better shots of your crafty 'makes' and projects so that you feel super-confident when you post your images on social media or upload them to your Online Shop for potential customers to buy?


Well, great news - we can help you with all that! Our photography tutors love nothing more than helping people who want to improve their skills and the courses we run are all very relaxed, informative and engaging - we don't want anyone to feel intimidated and the whole focus is about you learning but having fun in a relaxed friendly atmosphere: we can't promise you'll be the next David Bailey or Annie Liebowitz but can promise you a wonderful experience that will leave you knowing more than when you arrived - and taking better pictures!

Jake Whiteley will be returning soon with some Location Photography days (look our for those!) but to kickstart things in a Zoom-based environment (ie in your very own space!), we have Australia's very own Barefoot Crafter, Rachel Hill with a great three-hour workshop aimed at you boosting your photography skills to ensure your shots really POP on social media!...

Don't miss Rachel Hill's inaugural CraftyMonkies Photography class in DECEMBER 2021!


IMPORTANT: Class Times!

All CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops are broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST) prior to clocks going forward at 02.00am on Sunday 31/10/21 and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) thereafter. We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-times in YOUR location!

Ticket prices for our Online Interactive Workshops are based on ONE PERSON attending each workshop.



16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop



The Barefoot Crafter

Photo Skills-Boost

for Social Media!


Rachel Hill

The Barefoot Crafter

Saturday 04 December 2021

10.00am - 1.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Photography Skills-Boost for Social Media!

We're absolutely delighted to welcome a NEW guest tutor to the CraftyMonkies stable of talent: Australian Rachel Hill (AKA The Barefoot Crafter) joins us with a fabulous first class to kickstart her time in the spotlight - Photography Skills-Boost for Social Media, a class aimed at helping you produce great photographs of your wondrous crafting makes!...

Introduction by Rachel The Barefoot Crafter:-​

Hi everyone! I’m Rachel, a crafter & photographer, and I simply love taking pretty photos of my cute makes! Instagram is a fabulous way to share our crafting adventures, but for many of us, finding a balance between spending time crafting and spending time setting up the photos to share our projects can sometimes feel like a step too far - that is, until now!...


What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Simple Social Storytelling is all about helping to find that balance. We will look at how to set up, style, shoot and edit photos to showcase your projects and the stories behind them. Props and equipment are fun, but they not only cost money, but take up storage space – and need time to set up. It can sometimes feel like we need all the “stuff” to get good photos. In this class, I will share how you can still create great photos with limited equipment, and even less space! We will focus on using elements of your project to set up the styling, and photograph it using natural light, with the help of a couple of basic items you may have laying around the house. We will also look at editing our photos to make them pop, using free apps. There will be an opportunity to share your set up for feedback and tweaking, as well as the option to share your photo for me to edit live in class.


Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is best suited to beginners, and those who love sharing on Instagram and would like to add a little razzle-dazzle to improve their photos!


Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

While there are no materials needed for this class, you may like to have a project on hand to play with styling and photographing during the class. Other items you may like to have on hand:-

  • Offcuts, materials & tools from the project you are styling.

  • White cardboard for lighting practice

  • Charged mobile phone

  • Snapseed app downloaded

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.


Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 90 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).


If, due to living in a different time-zone or because you’re otherwise engaged,

you are unable to attend any of our upcoming Online Interactive Workshops...


Watch Recordings of Previous CraftyMonkies Workshops via YouTube!

For all who are unable to attend our live classes, we recently launched our CraftyMonkies YouTube Channel which, as well as containing a host of 60-second Trailers of upcoming workshops & classes, is also where you will be able to view edited highlights of past Online Interactive Workshops via a dedicated private-access link!


Approximately 5 working days after each class has been broadcast via Zoom, we will be offering an edited version of the three/four-hour class for sale via our Online Shop. This edited version of the class is FREE of charge for all who have previously paid to join the ‘live' Online Interactive Workshop/Class and is charged at £25.00 to all who are unable to attend the live class. Each video uploaded between 1-28 February 2021 will be available to view as many times as you like for a period of 90 days; each authorised workshop/class released on/after 01 March 2021 will be available to view as many times as you like for a period of 30 days, unless we have managed to negotiate an Extended Viewing Licence for a particular class. Each video release date, and it's subsequent viewing period, is marked clearly on the full information associated with each class, visible once you have clicked on each of the graphic icons in our Online Shop!

Please note: Not all workshops/classes will appear as edited videos due to licensing restrictions with some of our tutors; that said, the vast majority will be available!

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