Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Crafting Place in Cap Hill!

I just an email from a Kathy Hargrove a Capitol Hill local and she wanted to let us and our readers know about Metrix Create: Space.

Here is what she had to say:
They have all kinds of tools and a nice place to make things. It's not just for techy people. They also have sewing machines, and after talking to them an embroidery machine soon as well. I hope all kinds of people will use spaces like this and get to know each other and inspire all kinds of projects. My favorite part is that they are open until midnight, which I think could be a huge deal for many people. For instance I work until 7pm and have difficulty meeting other crafters/makers. Many craft groups meet too early for me to make it to them. I think lots of us night owls get a bit left out.

Sounds good to me!

623A Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102
Metric Create Space

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Learn how to photograph your work

This will be a great class for anyone looking to phototgraph their work. It will teach you the basics and leave out all that extra crazy stuff most people never use!

Friday November 6, from 9 am - 4 pm
Lunch, snacks and coffee included

Graphic designers aren't the only ones who use Photoshop. So do fine artists, as an essential tool for cataloging and promoting their work. In this workshop, designed specifically for fine artists, we'll show you how to:

- Understand different file types so you can ask the photographer shooting your art for the appropriate file

- Make slides and Powerpoint files from Photoshop files

- Change a RAW file into a TIFF, JPG, and thumbnail

- Make the right size and resolution file so it will print properly in postcards and catalogs

- Change the size of images to specific requests from galleries, call for artists, or web sites

- Cropping, retouching, and color adjusting images

- Place two photos together into one image

- Add text to an image

- Add borders to your image and place your image on a canvas

- Change the background color or canvas

- Understanding the basics of color calibration between monitors and printers

- Overview of Giclee prints

- Creating a filing/cataloging system- renaming images, organizing them

Who should take this class?
This workshop is for fine artists and their assistants


You must know the basics of Photoshop. Please contact SVC if you need
to upgrade to Photoshop CS4.

Link to the class:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Digital Photography for Etsy Sellers -- Jewelry and Small Objects

To RSVP for this date, please go to:

When: Saturday, October 17, 2009 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Marlo M's Studio
4020 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
206-683-9744 (marlo cell)

Event fee: $30.00 Basic Members / $25.00 Premium Members

RSVP limit: 5 "Yes" RSVPs (3 spots left!)

You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sister Assocation in Vancouver

We are excited to announce that we now have a sister association in Vancouver, B.C.!

This is just the start as we hope to get some more firm ideas into place over the next few months about how other cities can set up their own Grassroots Association and be a part of the larger model we have created here. So check back here in the future for more details!

We are happy to introduce the founders of our first sister association our friends and speakers at one of our first events Lauren Bacon & Emira Mears, co-founders of Raised Eyebrow Web Studio, Inc. and co-authors of The Boss of You: Everything a Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run and Maintain Her Own Business. They are passionate about what they do and also love celebrating definitions of success that include the stuff money can’t buy.

If you live in Vancouver go check out their events up there!
Grassroots Business Association Vancouver