Just thought I’d update you on a few goings-on here at Beaducation Central. A few weeks ago Lisa introduced me as Beaducation’s new Director of Education. Wow! Let me tell you, I’ve been “in office” for a little over a month now and have we gotten the ball (or bead) rolling. Classes and teaching is my passion and I am so excited to be able to share my love of jewelry fabrication and design with all of you.
We have a bunch of new classes in the editing bin (I know you have been eagerly waiting for riveting to come available) and quite a few more on the schedule to shoot this fall. Barb Switzer has a couple of new and fabulous wire designs and our chainmaking guru, Colin Mahler, has quite a few new chain styles to share. We are also chatting with a few new instructors regarding some fabulous new classes.
Did someone say resin? We thought you might like to learn how to work with the hottest new medium around. We are looking at a whole new line of resin-friendly castings and are chatting with a nationally-known resin master to teach classes. I’m not going to reveal her name yet, but you may already have her book! You’ll see resin pop up later this fall.
Speaking of new classes, I just finished filming the Introduction to Riveting class (up soon, very, very soon) and am preparing to get started on our Metalsmithing Series. Metal is my favorite medium (okay, I may have said that about PMC) but there is something about being able to manipulate metal and create your very own original ideas for your designs that makes me a bit giddy. I don’t know if giddiness around a torch is a good thing, but I’ll do my best to maintain my decorum. You’ll see our metal classes debut this fall and into next year.
So what do you think? Questions? Comments? Class requests? I want to hear it all. We do this for YOU, and I want to know what new classes you’d like to see on our site.
Talk to you soon-