Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Today and Wednesday

Today, we are posting Natalia Garcia de Leaniz Beads with a Window in German. As you know, we've been busy translating classes - the polymer ladies have been hard at work. This class has been translated by Bettina Welker.

My Manga! Bracelet goes up tomorrow in Spanish at the discount Bazinga! price. Thank you, Natalia, for translating this class for me. Natalia's class was never offered at the discount, so it will be the regular price - we don't want anyone to feel badly about never being offered the discount. This is our policy - we only Bazinga! classes that have been offered that way before.

So, for the Manga in Spanish, will have 24 hours to enroll at a discount, then the price goes back to its original price (25% higher!).

an international community

When we began, it was my dream to create a site that would serve the world! Going global was one of our big goals and it seems, we have.

Thanks to our multi lingual faculty, we have posted classes in not only English, but in Spanish, German, and French. These classes can be accessed by clicking on the International Classes category - it then shows the language sub-categories.

To make it easier to sort the classes, we will be posting an International Classes Channel - English will be the first Channel listed, then the others will appear below that. We're working on this, it hasn't happened just yet, but, it will very soon.

So, for you multi-lingual artists, don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to teach. You must speak English for practical reasons - unfortunately, I only speak English and we must be able to correspond! We do have a jurying process but the chances are very good that the answer will be in the affirmative and, as my mom and dad always told me, you just never know until you try. Hope to hear from you!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Bazinga is up!

For the next 24 hours you can enroll in these four classes at a 25% discount - then they resume their normal pricing.

Isabelle Chatelain's polymer clay Coccinelle in both English and in French.
Elizabeth Johnson's Graphite Shading drawing class.
Donna Kato's polymer clay Manga Bracelet in German.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bazinga! Friday

Isabelle Chatelain's delightful little polymer clay bug will go up at noon MT at our introductory Bazinga! price in English and in French!

Remember, all our international language classes include the flag of that country on the first page. Vive le Coccinelle!

Bazinga! Friday

Elizabeth Gyles Johnson's Beginning Graphite Shading class will be up tomorrow at noon MT and offered at our introductory Bazinga! Price for 24 hours. This is the perfect class for any aspiring artist.

Also up on Friday will be the German version of Donna Kato's Manga Bracelet class! The Spanish version may go up, as well.

To access Bazinga! classes, simply click on the Bazinga! category that, at this time, only appears when there is a class in the category.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

new international classes posted

Bettina Welker's Interchangeable Rings in Spanish...

Bettina's Interchangeable Rings in French...

Sylvie Peraud's Denim Pendant in Spanish...

Sylvie's Denim Pendant in German...

And Natalia Garcia de Leaniz' Seeds in French!

To access these International language classes, simply click on the class title. We have added the flags to the first page of each class to minimize confusion. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

International Language Bazinga!



and France...

In these languages, we will be posting classes next Wednesday. Of course, we'll send out tweets and I will post information to this blog and on our facebook page.

Please don't think there is something amiss with your settings - yes, you are getting messages in different languages. We do this for a simple reason - only individuals who can understand the messages will enroll in these classes and there are some international members on the site who only understand their own language - like most Americans!

FYI, with the exception of one class, all the classes that we will post are already on the site in English!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bazinga! Wednesday

We actually have 5 classes going up on Wednesday! Yesterday, you saw Jana's and Inger's today, here is number 3 - Sherry Serafini! This is Sherry's first class on CraftEdu and these earrings are so representative of her amazing work. So, tomorrow you can sign up for her "funkypharoah earrings" at a special Bazinga! price.

Harlan's adorable squirrel - needle felted, of course, is number 4. Love him! I could see him perched next to Inger's Birdpod. Tomorrow, you can Bazinga! this little guy and make him you own.

Number 5 is Frederick Chipkin's latest class teaching you how to create plaids in Adobe Photoshop. Frederick is an expert on textile design and he'll help you become one, as well. And, tomorrow you can get this class at our Bazinga! rate, too.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bazinga! Wednesday

This Wednesday, we'll be posting and Bazinga-ing, 4 new classes!

The first is Jana Roberts Benzon's Stained Glass Cane (polymer clay). In this class, you'll learn how to design and then make these lovely canes.

The second is Inger Maiike's wonderful Felted Birdpod for your yard. The birds will love hatching and then raising their little ones in this organic birdhouse! I'd love to have these in my trees.

Tomorrow, we'll preview 2 more classes so come back and see what we've got in store for you.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

drawing winners and what they won!

This pair will go to Nancy Hepp, of Nipomo, California. I used to live in California, where's Nipomo?

This pair to Daniella Flakowicz from Raanana, Israel!

This pair to Melanie Miur from Scotland!

This pair to Jade from Hainaut, Belgium!

And, this pair to Priscilla Lane from Middletown, Ohio!

Congratulations everyone! When we officially launch I think I'll have more to raffle so there will be more chances to win.

Drawing Methodology

Today is the day I raffle off 5 pairs of my new earrings! Now, here is how I will do it:

Drawing 1 My Class Students - 1 pair of earrings

Eligibility: Have taken a class from me! For every class, you have a chance. If you took 3 classes, you have 3 chances to win.

Every enrollment has been assigned a number.

To determine the winner, I will draw 2 numbers (0-9) from a bag. The first number, represents the first digit, the second number, the second digit. So, if you're number 9, to win, I will have to draw 0, then 9.

Drawing 2 My Classroom - 1 pair of earrings

Eligibility: Must be a member of My Classroom on the CraftEdu Community website.

To determine the winner, I will first draw a page number (I believe I have 5 pages) from the bag (1-5). The member list page itself contains 48 listed members. To determine which member (1 - 48) is the winner on the page, I will draw 2 numbers (0-9).

Drawing 3 Community - 3 pairs of earrings

Eligibility: Must be a member of the Community of CraftEdu.

There are about 68 pages of members. I will draw 2 numbers to determine the page number (0-6 and then 0-9). Between these two drawn numbers, I will arrive at the page number.

Each page features 3 columns. I will draw 1-3 to determine which column the winner is in.

Each column features 7 members. I will draw 1-7 to determine who is the actual winner

Winners can only win once and instructors are not eligible to win!

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bazinga Friday with Bettina!

Bettina's a graphic designer and it clearly shows in her newest class, Landscape Cane. This class will be posted on Friday at noon and will be available at introductory pricing for 24 hours. Here's the Preview of this great class. The opening screen of the Preview will explain how you navigate CraftEdu classes so take a look!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bazinga! Friday with Diane Keeler

Friday is a big Bazinga day! We will have several new classes up at noon mountain time. Today, artist Diane Keeler.

Join renown doll artist, Diane Keeler, in her 10 part class on Sculpting a Child's Bust. Diane is a NIADA member. In her comprehensive sculpture class, you will start with sculpting a child's skull and move through painting the features, making a wig and mounting the completed bust. This is a foundation class for her future classes on making full figure sculpts. This represents a weekend workshop with Diane - at a much reduced rate and on your own time!

Now, here is the preview for Diane Keeler's Sculpting a Child's Bust. Remember, registration opens for this class on Friday at Noon Mountain Time!

Monday, August 9, 2010

3,2,1 Bazinga!

Mark Satchwill's Introduction to Watercolor and Nathalie Kalbach's Layered Backgrounds have launched at fantastic introductory pricing! You have 24 hours to take advantage of this 25% reduction in their class fees - after that, they will go back to their regular pricing.

Introduction to Watercolor with Mark Satchwill

Layered Backgrounds with Nathalie Kalbach

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bazinga! monday's special introductions

Monday we will be posting 2 very fantastic classes by 2 wonderful and talented artists. They will both be offered for 24 hours at introductory prices!

The first is a class by noted altered art and mixed media artist, Nathalie Kalbach who will teach you about creating Layered Backgrounds on which you can create your art. Spray paint, acrylic paint, creating texture and layering - this comprehensive class comes to you in 3 parts (plus the preview broadcast). Nat will take you through 30 tutorials and includes video and stills.

The second class is by noted watercolorist, U.K. artist, Mark Satchwill. In this class, Introduction to Watercolor, you'll learn the basic tools and materials you'll need and then, in Part 2, you will learn how to stretch paper (who knew?) and continue to paint this still life of 2 lemons. Mark takes the fear out of watercolor painting as he takes the students through processes, step-by-step. His style is simple, sensible and elegant. I'm certainly ready to give this a go!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

bazinga! harlan's oil painting classes tomorrow!

Tomorrow we will offer 2 classes by Jeanne Harlan-Marriott. Her 3 part Introduction to Oil Painting is a foundation class that will get you started on your voyage to understanding the nature of the medium, the tools and materials you should have and how oil paint works! Her 4 part Trillium class will take you further as you complete your own painting. Learn about light, color, shadow, composition and mixing your own palette. These two classes are a must for anyone who has wanted to paint like the Old Masters. And remember, you now have 365 days to view the classes so this might be the winter time activity you've been needing!

So, sign up between the hours of 12 Noon MT tomorrow and 12 Noon MT Thursday and take advantage of special (25% reduced) introductory pricing.

Natalia Garcia de Leaniz has posted two free polymer clay tutorials "Textures Everywhere" and she means just that. This class has been posted in both English and Spanish language versions. You won't look at the most ordinary of objects quite the same way again.