Can you really learn from a skype demonstration?

It's a great question.  From personal experience, I say YES!  I have been studying weekly  Russian lessons with my teacher in Moscow for over 6 months, and it is wonderful!  I am too busy to travel to the city to learn and it doesn't suit my family commitments for me to travel every week late at night for courses, and I get to learn 1:1 live!

I have taught two skype demonstrations to clients in St Petersburg, Russia.  They were for ribbon embroidery.  One was a few months ago (read about it here), and last week's live skype demonstration was promoting a new product I am creating with Russian company Rukodelie DeLux.  I will tell you more about this product soon, but basically it is a series of floral paintings I have created and are printed on highest quality German cotton fabric, ready for silk ribbon or any other type of embroidery.  I'll show you a sample of the design which I taught, followed by a completed embroidery of my design, and lastly, a photo one of the participant's embroideries, so you can see how successful skype learning for demonstrations can be.

At the end of this post, I offer 5 reasons why skype is a great tool for demonstrations 🙂


Printed embroidery panels by Ingrid Lee

Printed embroidery panels by Ingrid Lee....14 designs to choose from

Ribbon embroidery by Ingrid Lee


Here is a completed embroidery by one of the participants of this skype demonstration, Tatyana Samotoshina and her comments about it on facebook:

Tatyana is part of my Masterclass+ facebook group, which is available to any students I have taught, in any medium, for extra support and contact with me, and to share their work, and get advice even after the course- all free!  Here is what she showed in the group:

Embroidery completed by Tatyana Samotoshina, via skype lesson with Ingrid Lee


Here is Tatyana's post on my facebook wall

Testimonal about skype demonstrations with Ingrid Lee


I will be sharing more information about this new product for ribbon embroidery panels in a few weeks, so come back soon!! Or contact me for more details today.


5 reasons of why you should participate in a skype demonstration?

1) Firstly, I travel teach ( which means I don't teach from my own studio or premises) around Australia (see my latest course I taught) and internationally, but I might not be travelling to your area when you need me to.  So a skype demonstration about what I do, is ideal.

2) If you have ever wanted to work with me, but you're not sure of what I do, and you are interested in presenting a skype demonstration of porcelain painting, art design, embroidery or other courses I teach (click here to see what courses I teach) to students at your studio, painting association or guild, convention, education group, it is an easy and effective method for me here.

3) Skype demonstrations are a great way to see what I do at an affordable price, and experience my style of art education before you book me for in-person courses.   An online demo is exactly like any regular in-person demonstration, where I will share the highlights of one of my courses, or a particular painting or embroidery technique or subject.

4)  Skype is a free global community that enables me to talk to you, unlike watching a youtube video- there is interaction! So I can share skills and inspiration around specific teaching needs.

5) Skype demonstrations are from 1 to 3 hours depending on the topic presented, so this time flexibility means that you can participate (longer demo) or just watch (usually the short 1 hour demo).


  • If you want to see Ingrid present live demonstrations of porcelain painting in Sydney, click here 


  • What are your concerns about participating in a skype demonstration?  Let me know in the comments below.  Is it something you think you'd be interested in?



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  1. July 31, 2013 -

    i love you tankyo very mach i am irani no spick english من ایرانی هستم وفقط بلدم فارسی بنویسم به روباندوزی علاقه مندم ودوست دارم با شما در ارتباط باشم تا بهتر یاد بگیرم لطفا به وبلاگ من هم بیاین

    • August 17, 2013 -

      Thanks for your kind words, and for visiting my site. Your embroidery is beautiful also, I like your blog :) <3

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