Dearest Lillstreet, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
1. You are one rad art center with so many classes and workshops I want to take!
I love that you offer classes in so many fun art and craft media, like ceramics, jewelry making, textiles, photography, drawing, painting, and more! You make the arts fun and accessible.
2. You’ve got some cool & talented folks under your roof.
I loved working with Jess, your Galley Director, and Julia, your Marketing & Communications Director, this past spring on a marketing case study for class. I got credit for learning about you and applying some of my newly acquired marketing lingo! Every time I walk through your doors, I feel inspired by the great art on display and the creative people who fill your halls.
3. You invited me to one of your new art parties!
You mean I get to screenprint a tote bag, drink wine, eat cupcakes, and converse with other crafters? You’re really making it impossible not to love you.
4. You’re letting me work with you again this summer on a series of DIY videos.
The fun really never stops. I’m so happy that you liked my idea to create video tutorials that bring the art and craft education you offer to a broader online audience. You liked it enough to run with it and to let me coordinate the project! Though we’ve only just begun, I’ve already met some ridiculously talented craftspeople (like cutie pie Katie Mills of Lady Faye Jewelry), have learned a lot about working with those creatives, have pushed myself and my communication skills, and have felt more connected again to the craft community, which I so dearly love. I can’t wait to share the finished videos — featuring projects for jewelry making screenprinting, photography tips, and more — with my readers and so many more DIY hungry people!