Have you heard of ‘The Amazings?’ It’s a social enterprise that connect skilful retirees on a unique community model. They trade their skills and knowledge for a small fee. The idea it’s to pull together people using skills that used to pass from generations to generation to a wider public. As a not-for-profit organisation, the business only retain 30% to grow and be sustainable. Most of their varied classes were based in London and they recently launched their online classes to expand their initiative. They offered me to try their online classes free of charge and give my personal opinion on my experience.
I could have chosen to knit a beanie, upcycle a man’s shirt into a dress, alter a book, make an heirloom quilt, make a mosaic flower pot, style my hair in retro do or make my own beauty products. All the classes cost between £12 to £8. I decided to take the messy route and make my morning routine a bit more personal with my own beauty products and my teacher’s name is Judith.
How the classes compare to others?
The classes are filmed in HD, there is an overview of each lessons, downloadable list of ingredients and recipes and a link to where I could get the ingredients online. They have a platform for questions and sharing with other classmates .Judith doesn’t look at the camera all the time, instead she is teaching a lovely guest, Jen. The tone is conversational. Really like if you were to listen to your grandma talking. There are notes from each video.To give a review I wanted to at least make one of the products and I was surprise how easy it was to make the toner. Such a great thing to learn, now I can not only sew makeup bags but I can make lovely gifts to go inside it. As the steps were super easy, the videos aren’t long.
Don’t take my word only, try it. The first 3 readers to sign up from this link will get a free online class.
Disclaimer: I have not received any financial compensation for this review. I been asked if I would like to try and the class was made available free for the review purpose. All views are my mine own. I do feel it’s important to support social enterprises and creatives.