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Keys to Successful Distance Learning

Meredith Russell

Tags Tips

Keys to Successful Distance Learning

With all the changes to our meetings and school classes it’s tempting to put rigid schedules and rules in place to try and control what we can. Instead, I suggest giving a little more leeway and allowing the schedule to flow. However, there are several tips that can make distance learning easier on your kiddos and yourself.  1. Learn all the Zoom tricks and tips. Knowing how to mute and unmute (use the spacebar!), starting the call with no video or a virtual background, and arranging the videos to your child’s liking are great ways to make virtual learning work...


Resin in Tacoma: A Look at Local Resin Artists

Meredith Russell

Tags Collaborations, News

Resin in Tacoma: A Look at Local Resin Artists
Visit with four local Tacoma resin artists and learn what they love and hate about resin. Although they work with the same medium there are so many different variations in brand of resin, how to color the resin, and what you can make with it. Together as artists we can make the world a prettier place!

Custom Collaboration Coasters

Meredith Russell

Tags Collaborations, Custom Orders

Custom Collaboration Coasters
As you may know, I take custom orders through Craft Theory, and I love hearing the stories behind the orders. I recently collaborated with my friend Emery from Pressed In Love to create a custom coaster set for another mutual friend of ours, Scarlet. It started as many great ideas do, with a conversation about pinterest and decorating.

Craft Theory: Our Vision and Mission

Meredith Russell

Tags News, Policies

Craft Theory: Our Vision and Mission
Here at Craft Theory we have some big goals. Learn more about why we do what we do and how we want to impact the Lakewood WA community.

Friends At Play

Meredith Russell

Tags Events

Friends At Play

A few weeks I had two best friends hanging out in my studio with me. While it was a bit crowded, the three of us had good fun and got a chance to create and experiment with acrylic paint and resin.  My son, Lucian, paints with me on a pretty regular basis. However, last year we taught a few of his friends from Cub Scouts how to experiment with fluid painting as well. His best friend, Christian, absolutely fell in love with the process and has been begging to paint with us.  They got so good at painting that we...

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