What's your class size?
Class size varies from craft to craft. For calligraphy, a common size at the studio is 10pax and at our other location in Raffles, the class size could be anything from 10 to 20 pax. During the run-up to Christmas season last year at Raffles, we accommodated friends of registrants to sign up too, resulting to a class up to 24 pax. Private classes vary anything from 6 pax to 50 pax ... but that's for another day.
The studio is run by Ruth, a trained educator. She has years of experience as a debate team trainer/teacher/lecturer in secondary school and in the poly, and has been doing freelance writing and editing for education materials since 2008. So as head honcho, she pays particular attention to a good lesson plan and its execution by everyone on the team for any class, with emphasis on imparting real skills and not just only to hang around and have fun (though that is great too!)
In particular, our most popular class, the modern calligraphy workshop, is very well-structured (and tried-and-tested by hundreds of students in sold out sessions) to include lesson, demo, and 1-1 correction/instruction while students do alot of hands-on learning. Commonly the instructor spends 1-1 time on correcting the student's pen-holding, letterform and observation skills.
Students are also encouraged to ask questions in class anytime, and usually a number like to linger around at the end to ask specific questions with regard to their "grad pieces" and additional questions regarding supplies. Students are also always encouraged to contact Ruth directly via WhatsApp, IG or email with any further questions even long after the class, and to join in monthly exclusive calligraphy jamming that is open to studio students only.
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