With funding and support from Innovation PEI, we have moved into a new home, 98 Water Street in Charlottetown. This fantastic new location will allow us to expand our services to our members, and help to promote fine craft and professional craft development in the province of PEI.
The upper level of the building will be home to our working office space, as well as an open space that will be used for educational purposes to help develop the industry of craft on Prince Edward Island. Courses in 2018 will include both craft and craft business education training.
Business courses will include an updated Business of Craft Course, Professional Development for Craftspeople, Product Photography for Craft, Branding and Social Media for Craft, and more. Craft education courses will include intermediate and advanced sessions in techniques for pottery, metals, glass, wood and textile mediums, with both local and regional instructors leading the classes.
The PEI Centre for Craft will be the central point for all things craft related on Prince Edward Island. Guidance for new craftspeople, more advanced training for experienced craftspeople, and a beautiful showcase and retail gallery for our top Island craft pieces. This centre will allow visitors to see a wide range of local culture expressed through various mediums of craft.
The PEI Centre for Craft will featuring a gallery on the main street level of the building. This gallery will be a showcase of the finest examples of craft that Island artists have to offer. Juried members are invited to apply to be in the gallery. Juried members are also invited to sell their work on consignment from the centre as well if they desire to do so.
Thank you for being a member of the PEI Crafts Council Community. We hope you will love our new centre, and help us to grow and improve the craft industry on Prince Edward Island.