Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Join Dragonfly Designs at SOCAP: Soul on Saturday, March 3rd at Hub SoMa in San Francisco, CA. SOCAP: Soul is a one-day event that was created to help answer the question: What if your job, your finances, and your community were all aligned with what you value?
Dragonfly Designs and 15+ other speakers (see list of SOCAP: Soul speakers here) will share experiences, collaborate and connect with an audience interested in making simple changes in their daily life that can help change the world.
Tickets for the one-day event are $95 and include access to the SOCAP: Soul online networking community, a full day of content (see schedule here), meals, a showcase featuring social organizations that attendees can immediately engage, and a rocking evening party. You can learn more about the event at soul.socialcapitalmarkets.net.
Space is limited. Register Today!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Q: What do you love about teaching?
A: I love the process of watching the kids go from the beginning to the end of a project. They start wary about even being able to begin, but then with guidance from me and help from kids in the classroom they are able to finish it and are so proud and can’t wait to show their parents.
Q: How do you think jewelry making affects the students that take our classes?
A: I think it sparks a side of creativity some kids may not even have know they had, and provides an outlet for kids to express emotion and feelings to put into artwork. It strengthens their fine-motor skills and supports the daily things they may be doing in their own classrooms like counting and making color combinations.
Q: How are you creative?
A: I started jewelry making when I was 16. I worked in a bead store, which sparked a sense of creativity for me I didn’t know I had. I also started dancing at eight, so that was how I've always expressed myself creatively. Now, I make jewelry on side when I get a chance.
Q: What aspects of Dragonfly Designs excites you most?
A: The good the company does for the community, not only in public and private school setting, but with non profits. We branch out within the community to teach students from age 5 all the way up to adults, through all ages and economic statuses. And working with a group of great women is a big plus.
Q: What do you do when you’re not jewelry-making or teaching?
A: I am finishing my undergraduate degree in Human Development. I also enjoy yoga, hiking, cooking and making jewelry on my own.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Ice cream. It has to be cookie dough though.
To meet the rest of the Flygirls, visit our staff page!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
When your lemonade stand dries up and babysitting is a bore, get a jumpstart on the business world by learning how to start your own with our Design Your Line: a Jewelry Making camp for teens! Tap into San Francisco’s jewelry design scene by becoming your own designer as you learn how to create a jewelry line from start to finish.
Our enthusiastic design instructors, many of whom have their own jewelry line, share the business basics any real designer would use. We teach how to plan, price and sell gorgeous hand-made items nice enough to be found in a store. With help from lots of beautiful, high-end beads of course! Advanced and exciting jewelry-making techniques will be introduced, including stamping and dapping, resin, enameling, glass fusing and more! Our camp is a great opporutnity to learn a skill that's not only fun and generate income, but also provides business skills that will benefit any future career path.
As with Dragonfly Design's other camp offerings, Design Your Line camps will also incorporate a daily hour of yoga and eco-hike, keeping campers fit and flexible! Students will learn how to deal with their everyday stress and challenges by bringing what they learn about approaching challenging poses off the mat and into their daily lives. A weekly excursion to explore the local ecology of the surrounding area will help develop a broader sense of connecting to the community and nature while inspiring ideas for their design lines.
Our teen budding entrepreneurs showcase their talent in a grand final sale, with proceeds benefiting the charity of their choice.
Start making your own money, gain independence and build your business now with Dragonfly Designs! There is nothing else like it in the Bay Area! For more information or to sign up, visit our Camp page.
Ages 10 and up! All levels welcome.
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