In collaboration with This Town is Small and Art In The Open, the PEI Crafts Council is excited to host Market on The Plaza again! With 24 different Professional members of the Crafts Council, there will be a great selection of local, handmade quality products for sale. Free admission and anyone is welcome! If you are a member and interested in vending at this event, please fill out the registration form here. It is a first come first served basis, so please pay asap to guarantee a spot.
So many businesses plateau at a certain point and remain stuck, unable to grow because we don't realize we've developed unproductive habits. You may also have been hesitant to seek advice which would enable and accelerate change and growth. By building a solid foundation your business will grow and increase sustainability. Your business needs a solid foundation in place. In this 6 course interactive workshop, we're going to discover what makes you and your craft business unique and how you can create more of an impact and emotional connection with your dream customer. A private Facebook group will be created for Q&A, discussing weekly assignments and for support and dialog peer to peer and instructor to participant.
Jeanette Walker has been in business for 24 years. She graduated George Brown College with honers from a 3 year Jewellery program and was hired as a teacher's assistant in her graduating year. Since her graduation she has owned and operates a successful jewellery business, owned a brick & Mortar gallery and now runs her business "By appointment Only" and sells via an online boutique. She also mentors and coaches over 600 international jewellery designers via Online training for Flourish & Thrive academy and organizes and runs accountability circles for entrepreneurs.
Topics Jeanette will cover by week:
Week 1: Discover your unique selling Proposition - Identify your why, your vision and mission - Setting and achieving goals that support your vision
Week 2: How to Identify and connect with your dream client.
Week 3: How to develop a cohesive collection and signature style that sells (collection reviews)
Week 4: How Price for profit
Week 5: Evaluation of your current sales and setting realistic goals
Week 6: Sales and relationship building - creating outstanding customer service
Dates: (Every 2 weeks)
Sept. 5th, 19th,
Oct. 3rd, 17th, 31st,
Price: $250.00 Members / $290.00 Non Members
Materials: Laptop and or notebook, pens
Interested in this workshop? Send an email to Eliza Casey at email@example.com to sign up, and visit the PEI Centre for Craft to pay in advance.
This course will give you the basics of how to work with wax, carving rings and objects. This technique is very useful for jewellers, sculptors and anyone that has an interest un using the lost wax technique. You will be able to ask questions and receive lots of great feedback from an experienced jeweller. Kim will also demonstrate how to make your own tools. This technique is very low cost, as all the tools you will need are waxes and files. The third day is optional: it allows the participants to go into a jeweller studio and cast their pieces that they've created over the 2 day course. You can attend just 1 day, 2 days, or all 3 days of the course.
Kim Goldsmith is a dynamic, energetic jeweller with vast knowledge and eagerness to share. Kim has been creating custom pieces in precious metal and stones for 25 years. She lives in Halifax and is a juried member of the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia.
Saturday and Sunday: from 10:00am-4:00pm at 98 Water Street: Ring Carving and relief carving for pendants or rings
Tuesday: from 10:00am-2:00pm at Shorelines Design Studio, Georgetown: Learn about the casting process and demonstration on how to clean castings.
Interested in this workshop? Please email Eliza Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Please pay in advance at the PEI Centre for Craft with debit/credit, cash or cheque
Dates: September 16,17,19
Price: $100.00 Members / $120.00 Non Members
The season of wholesale trade shows in the Maritimes is coming up in January!
Are you considering wholesaling your craft to retailers but aren’t sure where to start, how to price your craft and how to make sales? Then now is the time to find out!
This fun, fast-paced and interactive two-day workshop will provide the information you need to get on the wholesaling path!
Craft Wholesaling 101 provides practical, applicable, step-by-step thinking points and exercises that give you tools and information you need to break into the wholesale market. It covers the gamut of what you need to consider from pricing and branding your product, to production schedules and client service so you know how to start your wholesaling business!
We also encourage you to bring a sample or two of your product to reference during the exercises and for you to get some one-on-one feedback!
Dates: Oct. 3rd and 10th
Time: 9:00-4:00 PM (1 hour lunch)
Price: $30.00 per day
for more info and an outline of topics that will be covered, click HERE
Interested in this workshop? Send an email to Eliza Casey at email@example.com to sign up.
Our fabulous annual Christmas Craft Show will return for the 55th time and will be held at the Delta Hotel convention Centre by the Charlottetown water front. This show is very well attended and is a great opportunity to showcase your work. We are so excited to be back at the Delta Convention Centre and will be located in the rooms looking over the beautiful waterfront. Sign up soon to secure your booth
This event is open to current juried members and will take place November 9-11 with setup date November 8.
To register please click here.
This class will focus on developing drawing skills as a means of thinking, planning, problem solving, unleashing creativity and completion in fine Craft. Class content will be an aid for designer- makers who like to express themselves by creating, be it through silk painting, pottery, sculpture, silver smithing, print making, painting, fashion design, and more!
Topics will include:
- Intro to drawing using lines
- Exploring the Elements of design
- Exploring the Principles of design
- Observing and recording the directional nature of light on objects
- Putting it all together in a final project
If interested in attending this workshop please contact Eliza Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Please visit the PEI Centre for Craft to pay with cash, credit, debit or cheque.
(5 Weeks) Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Price: $100.00 PEICC Members / $120.00 Non Members
For more info on course description and a breakdown of topics for each week, please click the link HERE