From DIY Crafts to Saleable Items
Reading Outcome : After reading the ‘From DIY Crafts to Saleable Items’ blog readers and other followers will get a thorough understanding on importance of handicrafts and its role in making this nation ethnic and heritage in every possible way. Also, the blog will highlight the role of media in promoting handicrafts across various domains.
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The Handcraft Magic
Until a few years ago, the art of making hand products popularly called as handicrafts was imparted to the members of the family by elders or grand mothers who had a niche and passion for handcrafts. But as the years passed by this concept got changed and eventually the art of making crafts by hand underwent a slight modification.
However, with the advent of technology and web exposure the art of upkeeping handcrafts is still alive. In fact, the charm is still there! On this All India Handicrafts Day We present you with six easy yet impactful ways wherein media has made people the worth and importance of handcrafts in a more impactful manner
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From DIY Crafts to Saleable Items- Top Six Ways Where Media has Made Handcrafts A More Approachable One
Right from knitting, flower arranging, home décor to that of DIY products, media has played a major role in making handcrafts a more approachable one. Also, it has gone deep and more invasive by providing solutions like,
1.Youtube Videos :
You can find anything on you want and plenty you don’t want on YouTube. One can spend a lot of time browsing tutorial videos for everything in their life. Hair styles, makeup, recipes, home improvement, fashion, health, and tons of art videos. It’s free and at the same time resourceful.
In addition to that, you can also search on basic handcrafts to that of intricate handcrafts making through through this forum. What's more, you can even learn a lot of techniques and other know- how through You Tube Videos! In short, this is the place where you should be!
If you are new to handcraft making and show extreme passion for mastering this art, then this is the video you should be watching for a great learning and understanding experience.
2. Dedicated Art Websites :
If you like step by step written instructions while you learn, then Dedicated Art Website is your perfect place. Although, it is it’s not as convenient as the video tutorials yet it’s another way to learn, plus it’s free.
Besides that, you can also purchase art techniques books written instructions or subscribe for classes at the comfort of your home. In short, they are a great resource and can aid you in every possible way.
3. Online Courses :
Until a few years ago, if one had to pursue art then he/she would have to enrol them in a specialized school that would teach them the nuances of art and it making! But with internet and media in the place the above need has got completely changed.
In fact, the media has made it so possible that one doesn’t t necessarily need to enrol in an art program or pursue an art degree to take art classes at local colleges. All that they need to do is simply choose a class that looks interesting and enrol.
Be it Intro drawing or painting classes, online teaching gives one an excellent base knowledge of tools and techniques that you can cherish and love to share for years together.
4. Art Workshops:
This is something that is both interesting as well as encouraging that media has come up with in the recent years With an ode to touch humanity and creativity, a lot of arts and crafts supplies stores host classes and workshops for artists and crafters in order to bring out the artist in you and at the same time enable you to give the best.
The focus of the classes will likely be on specific products they want you to buy, but you’ll get to play with supplies and have fun. Though, this isn’t the best option if you want to sit down and learn traditional art techniques then this is where you should be and at the same time experience the joy of hand craft making.
5. Community Art Forums :
This is definitely everybody would like to use and at the same time get benefited from it. Also called as the ‘artistic club’, community art forums benefit a lot of people right from budding artist to that of experienced craftsman to showcase their real talent.
Another benefit of community art forum is that, it lets people to
• Learn from independent artists from a wide variety of disciplines.
• It is more than art class. At one end it is free and at the same time benefits artists who want specific answers to their questions and problems.
• It has tailored answers for each and every query.
6. Tutorials :
The interconnection between tutorials and handcrafts go a long way! And there are also other reason why tutorials will be the best fit option for hand craft lovers
• Tutorials provide learning experience and one-on-one attention tutoring provides can help students develop better study skills, increase their knowledge of core subjects, and ignites a passion for learning.
• They provide step by step instruction for each and every process which makes learning an easy one.
• Tutorials come with a self-placed learning advantage. One can start the learning components whenever they want and finish it at their time of convenience.
On a final note :
Changing the perception :
Well the above lines highlight the fact that,
• You can’t be a fine artist if your art doesn’t make people think..
• If you just want to draw or paint “pretty” things, you are not a fine artist, you are a “crafter”.
• Your art can lack technical skill, but if the ‘concept’ is intriguing and fresh, you can make millions and millions of people as your fan!
In short, media has made people realized that to become a technically proficient artist, you don’t need the best instructors, expensive supplies, or a fancy degree. You need time, patience, and the ability to push past your work that earns laurels.