On Demand Classes
At the Studio Table

Teaching handcrafts, creative skill building & helping artists conquer technology barriers to make their work more accessible

Available Classes

Work at your own pace • Come back anytime to review • No memberships or subscriptions • View from any device

Fabric Design

Spoonflower Step One

Want to learn how to design your own fabrics? Start here with a step-by-step guide to uploading, proofing, creating collections and more.

Intro to Pixlr

Pixlr is a free graphic design tool that works in your web browser. Learn how to use it for fabric designs, simple graphics, or business cards.

A Trio of Techniques

Learn three new techniques for fabric design: novelty print, faux batik and kaleidoscope geometrics using simple design tools.

Embroidery & Sewing

Trinket Box

Learn to stitch a small felt trinket box with a waterlily or sunflower in full bloom.

Hand Embroidery:
Sparkling Snowflake

Create a sparkling snowflake with 11 stitches you’ll learn step-by-step.

Hand Embroidery:
Tropical Fish Bag

Stitch 11 tropical fish and finish into a zippered project bag.

Paper & Book Arts

Origami Dogs

Make Stanley’s Birthday Party favors:
an origami labrador and a treat box.

About Becka ​

Becka Rahn is a full-time teaching artist who works in a micro-studio in Minneapolis, MN. She creates art primarily in fabric and paper, specializing in textured designs from cut paper illustrations using recycled papers. She creates surface designs for fabric that she uses to make art pieces for gallery exhibitions, functional items to sell in her Etsy shops, and fabrics that you can buy to make your own projects.

Becka is the co-author of The Spoonflower Handbook, a DIY guide to designing your own fabric. She is passionate about helping artists conquer technology barriers to make their work more accessible. You can see more of her work at www.beckarahn.com

Affordability is one of my core values.

Taking a class is an investment. You invest not only money, but time, energy and attention to learn something new. You might never have taken an online class before. You might never have taken a class from me before. It’s a lot of new things to try sight unseen, so I try to make many classes free or low cost through writing grants and partnerships to subsidize the costs of hosting and presenting them. These classes are my investment in you. I hope you will LOVE them and come back for more knowing exactly what to expect.

You make your own learning experience.

Think of my classes like an interactive book. Inside you’ll find articles, checklists and step-by-step instructions to read. Each class includes video clips where I demonstrate hands-on parts of the lesson and screen capture where you can see videos of my screen as I am working and you can follow along. There are photos, diagrams and worksheets to print out.

“On demand” classes means that you can do the class at your own pace. Replay, skip or pause the videos so you can follow along. Come back and review anytime. I caption all of the videos so you can watch them with or without sound.


What students say about classes

“Thanks so much for the information – AT LAST someone who can explain logically and pedagogically about Spoonflower!!” – A.

“My 13 year old daughter and I took this class together. I was amazed that in just 2 hours were were able to put together this cute and functional waterlily box. A fun afternoon project!” – K.

“Extremely helpful. Lessons were very well explained and packed with useful information. The examples from real listings allowed me to follow along with my own shop in a separate window. This is my second class with Becka, and I will take more soon!” — A.

“GREAT class. Every section Becka tackled were the ones I was struggling with and she explained things carefully and in layman’s terms. Thank you!” — K.