I’m always amazed to find that even as I reach out over the internet to people all over the world in places I’ll never be lucky enough to visit .. that it really all comes down to personal relationships. Grace Taormina, a talented mixed media, collage and fiber artist, and author of The Complete Guide to Rubber Stamping and The Complete Guide to Decorative Stamping is a wonderful friend I made through our local arts group, the Pinole Artisans.
Now follow me here — Grace is friends with Donna Kato, an amazing polymer clay artist, author, teacher, and product developer. They met in the craft industry, and would catch up when they were both doing appearances on Carol Duvall’s TV shows. When Donna began dreaming of teaching online, rather than travelling the world and spending so much time in airports, one of the first people she contacted to take part was her friend “Gracie”. And I’m very honored that Grace recommended me to Donna.
So, what’s it all about? Donna describes her dream, CraftEdu, as a creative powerhouse of talent covering many art and craft media. She selected the faculty based on expertise and ability to instruct and inspire their students, and boasts of a team of the best and the brightest the art and craft world have to offer.
After much searching, Donna found the perfect platform to offer online classes. Created and designed by Faculte, it provides a unique alternative to conventional pdf based class presentations and creates a near in person teaching environment. CraftEdu will launch in beta in March 2010 and anticipates an official launch in April 2010.
I’ll be teaching inkjet printing on fabric, using lutradur in your art and printing on lutradur, inkjet transfer techniques, and much more! My CraftEdu gallery is a short introduction to my artwork and the kinds of classes I will be offering.
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