Our Mission

At Craft Academy, creativity knows no bounds, and access to arts education is our mission. We are dedicated to increasing access to sewing and crafting education worldwide. We empower individuals to unleash their creativity, build valuable life skills, and improve their mental health.

Crafting Anytime. Anywhere.

Our innovative online classes are accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. We strive to reach individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned crafter, 8 years old or 80 years old, our lessons are designed to inspire you to create! Join us as we foster a community of passionate makers across the globe.

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Who Should Take Online Classes?

Children

ages 8+ (under age 8, a guardian is required to chaperon). Most parents use our classes as an after-school activity at home.

Absolute Beginners

who want to learn crafty skills for the first time. Our interactive and personalized instruction speeds up your learning.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

can learn the skills needed to start sewing and crafting businesses such as online shops, alterations, fashion design, and more!

Volunteering in Tanzania

Volunteering

In addition to our online platform, we are committed to making a difference on the ground. Through volunteer teaching initiatives in Tanzania, we bring hands-on crafting experiences to communities where access to arts education is limited. By teaching sewing and crafting skills, we not only encourage creativity but also promote job readiness, entrepreneurship, and personal development.

FAQ

Are classes held in person or online?

All classes are delivered via video conference in live virtual classrooms. Your tutor will contact you once you book a class to inquire about your goals.

How long are the live online tutoring sessions, and what is the typical class schedule?

Our live virtual classes last one hour, providing ample time for instruction, hands-on practice, questions, and demonstrations. Our instructors offer various scheduling options for different time zones and participant preferences. You can find each instructor’s detailed calendar on their profile and during the registration process. 

Can I access recorded sessions if I miss a live class?

We understand that life can be unpredictable and offer free rescheduling. Because of this and our commitment to real-time interaction, we do not offer recorded classes. Cancelations are non-refundable as we encourage you to take your class and grow your crafty skills! 

What technology do I need to participate in the live online sessions?

To join our live online sessions, you’ll need a device (such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone) with internet connectivity. We use a user-friendly video conferencing platform that doesn’t require any specialized software installation. Detailed instructions on accessing the sessions will be provided upon registration, ensuring a seamless and straightforward online learning experience.

How can I cancel or reschedule a class if my plans change?

If you need to reschedule a class, please get in touch with your tutor or press ‘reschedule’ on your email confirmation. There, you’ll find an option to change the date and time of your class. Please note that we do not offer refunds for cancelations.

What happens if a class is canceled by the instructor or the organization?

In the rare event that a class is canceled by the instructor or our organization, participants will be promptly notified via email. We understand the importance of your time and commitment, and we will make every effort to reschedule the class or provide suitable alternatives. If neither option is feasible, a refund or credit for the canceled class will be issued. 

Donate Materials

We partner with a sewing organization in St. Louis, Mo. who distribute materials to students for free and sell it for $2 per pound to creatives. We believe in reducing the need to buy new materials which can be costly. Mail us your unwanted materials today!

City Sewing Room
6700 Arsenal St, Saint Louis, MO 63139

Phone:
314-255-5857

Website

Financial Donation

Help us provide financial assistance to our students with a tax deductible donation to Craft Academy. Our mission is to provide sewing and crafting lessons to children and adults. You can donate online now, or mail a check, payable to:

The Olivia Rae Design Academy
4119 N Hwy 67 Florissant, Mo. 63034.

You can also send us donations via Paypal at Oliviaraedesigns@gmail.com