Information about CraftBuzz

About
April 1 Update:

Using the CraftBuzz platform, you can easily find and list crafting classes near you (currently just in the San Francisco Bay Area) or online. It's free to sign up and free to list. Our payment system is currently not setup to handle transactions, but instead, you can share your class registration or offering link right in your CraftBuzz listing. 

My goal is to support as many craft teachers and artists as possible, especially now more than ever with the current COVID-19 pandemic. That means offering CraftBuzz as a central platform for people to discover the variety of craft classes and craft kits they can do from home. 

To help get the word out about your offering as a maker, artist and/or craft teacher, I will be promoting all classes listed on CraftBuzz via paid online and social media ads. All you need to do is sign up and start listing any online classes, craft kits or creative offerings you'd like to get the word out about.

Why am I doing this?

Because we need crafting more than ever right now to quell our anxieties and lift our moods. And we need artists and makers like you teach and inspire us while wait this thing out at home. 

Let CraftBuzz help you promote your online craft classes and offerings for free. Sign up here.

And as always, reach out to nicole@craftbuzz.co with any questions. <3


March 13 Update: Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, many craft partners listed on this platform have postponed, canceled or moved classed to an online format. Please refer to each partner's registration page for latest information. Take good care and keep crafting in a way that's safe for you and our community <3.

Your creativity is calling.

CraftBuzz is a peer-to-peer marketplace that makes it easy to find your next crafty endeavor. Looking for a nearby pottery class or a custom furniture maker to help you build a coffee table? Ready to meet new people who share your pyrography passion? On a mission to create a memorable baby shower or spice up your next date night?  Whatever the situation, CraftBuzz connects you to fun and creative experiences in your neighborhood.

CraftBuzz just launched and is looking for craft classes , groups and instructors to list on our marketplace. Please sign up to list your class and services for free. If you see your class listed, please note that I'm working to seed the marketplace to spark interest and link off to your website / registration page. Questions? Holler at nicole AT craftbuzz DOT co

Mission


Hi! I’m Nicole and I created CraftBuzz to inspire everyday DIY design and creativity.

In a world that’s becoming more automated, digitized and commodified, crafting is a form of gentle protest. It’s an effort to slow down, practice self-care, make rather than consume, and connect to our communities. My goal is to bring craft students and teachers together in their own neighborhoods to build a global movement of makers learning and sharing new skills. The result? A world filled with more handmade beauty, resourcefulness, care for our Earth and mindful neighbors who are just a little less stressed when stoking the creative flames that live inside each of us.

Whether it’s sewing, gardening, natural body products, home decor or whatever tickles your crafting fancy, I hope you’ll join me in making more things ourselves.

In my commitment to support more accessible creativity in the community, I am donating 10% of all booked class fees to a scholarship fund to provide free and discounted classes to neighbors who need it.

Follow @craftbuzz_co for inspiration, tutorials and news about building the CraftBuzz movement