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  Visions of Paradise , 1988, Bead Embroidery on kerchief, 10 x 10 inches, Photo credit: Red Elf

Visions of Paradise, 1988, Bead Embroidery on kerchief, 10 x 10 inches, Photo credit: Red Elf

Bead Embroidery

Explore the bead-embroidered landscape as you learn about color selection, processes, and the history of bead embroidery in the U.S. You will achieve depth in your piece through color, texture, and stitches. Begin with a simple mandala to learn the techniques and different textures that can be created. Then begin a 5x7 inch bead embroidered landscape based on personal photographs of your garden or one from a magazine. Some materials will be provided (beads and fabric for mandala). A supply list will be sent upon registration. Contact Craft Alliance in St. Louis to Register. $154

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Social Media for Artists

Social media is changing the way the art world does business.  Artists need to become marketing savvy.  Studies show that over 80% of millennial buyers make their first art purchase online.  A robust Instagram page telling a story about your art and its production is critical.  Is your Instagram feed really just a collection of pet photos, dinners out, and your kids? If so, it is time to step up your game.  Learn the basics and how your smart phone can become your marketing weapon.  If you have a smart phone or laptop, bring them with you fully charged.  You will get your hands dirty learning to use a variety of apps, the ins and outs of hashtags, and more.  The class will be held at Craft Alliance in St. Louis. $38

 A student and I take a quiet moment while knitting berets.

A student and I take a quiet moment while knitting berets.

Private Knit and Crochet Lessons in Your Home.

I love nothing more than to share my skills.  Do you and your friends want private lessons in the convenience of your home?  This is a great way to share time with friends while learning to knit or crochet. All levels of skills are welcome.  I used to own a yarn store in Chicago and have taught hundreds how to knit or crochet.Lessons for 2 start at $50 per hour and others may be added up to 5 total at $10 per hour per person after the first 2. 2 hour minimum