Pandemic impact: Artists thriving in Salt Lake City

The pandemic has affected multiple businesses related to cultural events and arts in Utah. Some local artists have seen their income plunge to zero due to cancelation of events, galleries being closed etc.

One company in Utah is making sure artists thrive during this time while gaining international and national exposure.

Curious Mondo in South Salt Lake livestream art related courses to artists all over the world.The company is run by a mother and daughter duo

With its informal and very interactive format it educates, entertains and keeps creators minds engaged in positive activities.

Every week a new course streams live to over 30 countries and it is free for anyone to watch.

At the same time provides substantial income to artistseverywhere in the country providing these courses while boosting the local economy. 

Beating the Virus

This was a week filled with cancellations of live events. Many companies are looking for alternatives to in-person events and they are planning to use live streaming to get their message out.

If you’re looking for a studio that’s set up and ready to stream, I’ve got one in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a partner studio in San Diego. We can stream to any platform including: Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Wowza, Linkedin, Twitch, Periscope, IGTV, and more. We have a few dates still open for March. Get in touch and let’s talk about your project.

Multiple cameras, live editing, live chat and a great experience.

Call us at 801-680-7220

Helping Australian Wildlife

Lots of rescuers are doing all they can to save the life of thousands of animals. Many items are needed.

I’ve posted here some items any crafter can make.

Follow this link to get different patterns

You can ship directly to Australia or to Curious Mondo and we will make sure it gets there. 2875 South West Temple, SSL, 84115

Patterns and and info are from Animal Rescue Craft Guild

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YK876K-oEpgYeC-6nk7-Bb7Td7RrvK_z

Download all Patterns here

The Magic of Double Weave on a 4-Shaft Loom

Deanna has been taking classes continuously for the past 40 years and has been teaching for 30 years. She taught weaving at the University of Utah for eight years. She has shown her work and won awards throughout the intermountain area. Because of all her practice and knowledge, there is nobody else that you would want to teach how to do a double weave and make it on a 4-shaft loom. The course will go into more detail about Deanna, she will tell you the material and tools needed as well as the books that she likes. She will help explain ways to make the warping faster and easier as well as different threadings and why Deanna changed her way of doing it. She help to describe to you basic lifting to get two layers, shuttle manipulation to put in folds, tubes and openings, and weaving a double (triple) width piece and how to keep the fold smooth. There are so many different possibilities when it comes to using the double weave to your advantage. You can make a piece that is double the width of your loom, a tube that can turn into a bag or a pillow, pick up a pattern or design, and many more possibilities. Anyone who is interested in weaving, fiber art, or anyone who is looking to start a new hobby or career. 

If you want to check out how to create a beautiful double weave on a 4-shaft loom, you can get lifetime access to the course at Curious Mondo’s Instant Access Courses. 

How to make molds and resin cast BJDs

How to make molds and resin cast BJDs
Talk about a course that goes in-depth. In the past I’ve taken courses on silicone molds and casting with resin. Then whenever I went to cast my pieces I was disappointed with the results. No wonder!
Noemi in this course went through every detail and the most smart ways to have professional level silicone molds and casting the ball jointed dolls in resin.
Even though this course mentions BJDs and those the pieces she shows in the course, this is professional level instruction for anyone interested in sculpting and casting their pieces.
How to make molds

Cast bjd in resin

cast ball jointed doll

Advanced Ball Jointed Doll Course

Advanced Ball Jointed Doll Course with Apryl Jensen is going on full force.
On the firs day she covered how to sculpt an advanced body for ball jointed dolls and today she is covering face and limbs.
She sculpts her dolls in polymer clay.

WE still have one more day for the live. The course will cover wigs and costuming as well
bjd sculptor

bjd sculpting

sculpt ball jointed doll

Garden Sculptures with T-Shirts Was a Hit

Wow! Just Wow!

Beverly Oliwa conquered everyone’s heart and empowered a lot of people to make outdoor sculptures using t-shirt.

Her course is a huge hit and was attended by people in 16 different countries.

Everyone got so excited with this technique, they couldn’t wait to get started.

Most were not familiar with the main product Paverpol and couldn’t believe sculptures with t-shirts could last year in any type of weather.

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Look at all the awesome ladies Beverly has sculpted

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Can you believe they are all made of wire and T-shirts?

paverpoltipsylady

This tipsy lady was one of the bonus classes and a lucky student got to take it home

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Everyone loves a fairy in their garden

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This was the doll created in class

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Her name is Curiosity and she now lives in my home.

Advanced Mold Making for Glass Artists

Advanced Mold Making for Glass Artists is a course that a lot of people were asking for and here it is.

As usual Jodi McRaney Rusho is rocking again.

So many countries attending this course, it makes our work so rewarding.

This course is covering many techniques on how to create molds. To all personalities and budgets. Very creative ideas.

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mold for glass
This one covered on the second day

Nash and Jodi

Warning: some math is in this course

Cement your Creativity with Concrete Jewelry

Cement your Creativity with Concrete Jewelry was a surprise to everyone. Nashlah was so excited to teach this course because she now has an addiction for making concrete jewelry pieces.

People didn’t know how fun it is to make concrete jewelry and how they can combine with other mediums they love.

Nashlah has developed some really cool techniques for concrete pieces that no one else is doing and people just loved those. Some was embroidery in concrete, a technique that gives the illusion of carving and many more.

Over 16 different ways to create concrete jewelry and almost 20 pieces made during the course

cement jewelry

cork and concrete

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micapendant

allconcrete pieces

Stumpwork Jewelry DIY

It looks like Yesterday but it happened last week the course on How to make jewelry using stumpwork embroidery.

Stumpwork is a type of dimensional embroidery. Super fun, easy and fast to make.

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Several stumpwork pendants were created in class

Stumpwork brooch

Stumpwork started in England a long time ago.
There was a fox brooch and a bunny brooch too

dimensional ladybug

Of course a dimensional ladybug was also part of this course

Stumpwork Roses

and of course, Stumpwork Roses, many, many roses.

This course is meant for beginners but everyone learned something.