Have you always dreamed of showing the world your talent for the visual arts? Maybe you are at a point in your life when you have more time to pursue a small business selling your fine arts crafts. One thing that can stop people from moving forward with these goals is the lack of professional instruction available, but it is now possible to learn crafts online.
As a former art student and crafts hobbyist, I have recently discovered a great resource for online craft projects. It’s called CraftEdu.com, and it has a surprising variety of professionally taught online craft videos for virtually every artistic discipline. Whether your interests lie in digital art, kids crafts, knitting, art jewelry or calligraphy, it is possible to learn new crafts online without ever leaving home.
One of my favorite videos is one that I found recently is one about making a ceramic looking pendant. In this video, I learned how to make hollow shapes out of polymer clay, with a particular focus on pendants. As someone who has been making and selling polymer clay jewelry for years, I appreciated this opportunity to learn ceramic effects using a Skinner blend. There are several other classes I plan to take in the Art Jewelry area, including Stained Glass Caning and Peyote Buttons.
With sites like CraftEdu.com, it is possible to learn the latest crafts online by purchasing online “how to craft” videos and watching them on your computer. Most of the classes include free downloadable PDF instructions for later reference. Every time I come back to this site I find more classes being added in every area, so it looks like I will be spending a lot more time on my computer this winter.