Like us, you’ve probably been isolated at home for months now. So you can imagine our surprise when scrolling through Instagram and seeing that our friend, Jasmine Sing of Merremade, has already resumed in-person paper flower workshops! The pandemic is in a very different state in South Korea where she lives, but hopefully, we are headed in that direction here in North America and the rest of the world. So, we took the opportunity to chat with the lovely Jasmine in our latest episode of Paper Talk about how she eased back into teaching face-to-face in the age of Covid-19.
To keep herself and her students safe, Jasmine follows these rules:
Asks students beforehand if they have been sick, visited a hospital recently, etc.
Jasmine has had great success with following these rules, and we all agreed that in-person workshops create a connection that can’t be wholly replicated online. “Just looking at my face, it’s a game-changer,” Jasmine told us.
We chatted in-depth about Jasmine’s workshops, even outside the scope of Covid-19. Listen to our latest episode to hear more, like how she evaluates students’ experiences, teaching in a different language, how masterclass workshops in Asia differ from workshops in North America, using ideas from other crafts and cultures to improve paper flower making, and much more.
Print this checklist out as you prep for your next in-person workshop.
I look forward to getting to know you better and sharing my paper flower journey with you.