I admit, there’s not a lot of creativity happening around here. I’ve caught some sort of stomach bug. I’m not really miserable, just kind of run down so things are taking twice as long as usual. I thought today would be a good day to tell you about the classes that I’m teaching at Visual Arts this Spring.
Visual Arts is a great facility on Main Street in the Fan district Richmond. They have great dedicated studio spaces for clay, glass, letterpress, fiber, wood, painting and printing and are always working to offer new and varied classes. This Spring I’m teaching 3 classes at VisArts:
Sat, Sun Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm, April 30 - May 1
Yes, I’m finally starting to teach fabric dyeing classes!
Can’t find just the right fabric for your next project? Maybe it’s time to learn to dye your own! In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know to dye fabric with Procion MX dyes using low water immersion techniques. You will learn the basis of color mixing, creating shades and creating visual texture in fabric. Cotton fabric will be provided. Washout instructions will be given in class so that you can successfully finish your fabrics at home. On the second day you can bring fabric of your own, or purchase more class fabric, and dye additional fabrics from the techniques learned in class.
Sat 10:00-12:30, March 26
Today there are millions of people offering handmade items on Etsy and other online sales venues but most aren’t prepared for the unique challenges of selling online. This instructor has been a successful online seller since 2009. In this presentation, the instructor will share all of the information you need to determine if you are ready to jump into the online art and craft market. Participants are invited to bring a sample of what they plan to sell. This is a great introduction to the Successful Online Selling course.
Mon 6:30pm-9:00pm, April 4 - May 9
This course is great for those who are currently making work but haven’t yet made the leap to begin selling online. During this six-week workshop, students will be led through the process of selecting your platform, branding, pricing, marketing and customer service. Discussion of lessons learned and best practices will be covered and help to troubleshoot obstacles in the future.
Next weekend I’ll be attending Birds of a Feather in Newport News. I’m not teaching but I’ll be in the demo booth so if you are there please stop by to say hello!