Tag Archives: Technology Class

A Taste of Digital Fabric Design

Designing  and printing your own custom fabrics is a new innovation in the craft world.  Services like Spoonflower.com allow you to design and digitally print small amounts of yardage with your own custom designs. Learn the basics to set up a file and manage color; get tips for file resolution and formatting and see samples of fabrics you can create. Students will create a collaborative design in class and get a sample to keep.

Etsy Shop: Behind the Scenes

Etsy.com is a vast online marketplace for handmade goods, and whether you have opened a shop already or are getting ready to take the leap, there is a lot to think about. Take a guided tour from shop owner Becka Rahn, to see how an Etsy shop works from behind the scenes.  Learn about the new Shop Manager for sellers, Etsy Studio, successful listing tips, vocabulary and more.

HGA Convergence: Photo Boot Camp

This session is presented as a part of the Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Conference.  You can buy a day pass to the conference or tickets to individual sessions. See website for details.

This is a crash course in quick tricks you can use to take better photos of your art work. Learn about lighting, camera settings, and strategies to set up the shot. Watch demos of simple photo edits and learn how to tell whether something is “Photoshop-able” or not.

 

HGA Convergence: Marketing Yourself Online

This session is presented as a part of the Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Conference.  You can buy a day pass to the conference or tickets to individual sessions. See website for details.

As an artist, making yourself “findable” on the Internet can be an overwhelming task. This seminar will focus on easy and accessible ways to create your own web presence and to help draw your audience to you. Whether your goal is selling your work, an online portfolio, or creating your own website, we will talk about the technical aspects of popular platforms (Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram), pros and cons, the costs and expertise needed, and much more.