We are creating vital professional development offerings and cannot wait to share them with artists and entrepreneurs this year. Here is what to look forward to this spring and summer...
FREE to attend! Please register at one of the links below.
Presented by: Sara Washbush.
Do you love it when your work crosses borders, or is it scary and full of unknowns? Lessen that fear with knowledge specifically geared towards artist-entrepreneurs. Craft Ontario’s “Top 3 Things You Must Know to Export Art and Craft” presentation will be followed by a question and answer period as time allows.
- Kingston: April 20, 5:30 pm, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
- Thunder Bay: May 17, 5:30pm, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Register here
- Kitchener/Waterloo: May 30, 6:00pm, Button Factory Arts, Register here
- Haliburton: June 13, 6:00 pm, Haliburton School of Art + Design, Register here
- Toronto: September 28, 6:00pm, Craft Ontario Craft Education Centre, Register here
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Join us for a 2-hour merchandising and visual marketing intensive led by Danielle Suppa, Owner and Creative Director of Souvenir Studios. Since opening her store in 2015, Danielle has received countless accolades for her fresh and unique take on the creative direction of her retail-gallery space in Toronto's west-end.
Merchandising is an essential skill when selling your work, whether your marketing through your website, social media, a lookbook, or a tradebooth. If you're interested in an introduction to merchandising, looking for guidance, or simply seeking fresh ideas and inspiration to display your work, Danielle is here to help. Over the course of this workshop, she will share helpful tips, strategies, and insights into thinking about merchandising and visual marketing to help your work stand-out, reach your target customer, and sell your product.
The evening will include hands-on activities, collaborative group discussion, and an informative presentation.
Designer, Owner/Creative Director of SOUVENIR Studios
Merging a lifelong interest in art, craft and design with an education in fashion, Danielle Suppa opened SOUVENIR in 2015 following a successful series of pop up concept shops around Toronto. After graduating from the Fashion Design program at Ryerson University, Danielle spent the bulk of her career with two of Canada’s most prominent retailers, the Hudson’s Bay Company and Joe Fresh, focusing on design, merchandising and trend direction. As Owner & Creative Director of SOUVENIR, Danielle develops and executes the creative concepts, curation and signature merchandising and visual identity for the SOUVENIR brand. Guided by her own personal taste with an eye on directional design found around the globe, Danielle carefully hand picks every piece in the shop and mixes them together by palette, mood and concept. With her design training and experience, Danielle is able to work closely with each designer to hone the shop’s unique product assortment, as well as create SOUVENIR collaborative product and shop exclusives. She is currently developing and expanding the SOUVENIR in house brand, with a series of lifestyle products launching this year. In addition to her work in the shop, Danielle continues to build a diverse design portfolio, developing branding, art direction, graphic, print, textile and product designs for her roster of freelance clients.
Photos by Lauren Kolyn and courtesy of SOUVENIR Studios.
Craft Ontario Craft Education Centre
1106 Queen Street West
Join us for an introduction to 3D modelling and printing workshop led by Fusion 360 evangelist and product designer, Paul Sohi. By the end of the session you will have designed and 3D modelled a vase which can be 3D printed.
This is a great workshop for those interested in the possibilities of 3D printing.
What is Fusion 360 ?
Fusion 360 is a 3D design package created by Autodesk for makers hobbyists, start ups, and professionals. It’s a professional and easy to use package, which combines parametric mechanical design with easy to use free form modelling tools. You can easily export your designs made in Fusion 360 and materialize them on a 3D printer or create a slick render of your design, with the help of the built in render engine.
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Take your work to the international level with our tools and courses!
You get inspiration, strategy, keyword awareness, and the ability to act on must-do steps for going international. Check out these resources:
These resources collectively make up the Craft Export Readiness project, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Ask about our Craft Ontario Trained Exporter designation and logo-- another way to brand Canadian makers as export ready.
As a Craft Ontario member, you have access to 50% off on WorkinCulture’s eLearning Program courses. WorkinCulture’s eLearning Program answers identified skills needs across Ontario’s creative community. Craft professionals/makers, as well as craft organizations can benefit from these materials.