Having an educational side to business models is becoming common today. Rosalie Gale, the co-owner of Monster – a gift shop in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle – has a lot up her sleeve when it comes to educating people about different types of art and hosts regular classes for the local community to attend.
More than a hundred artists showcase their work at Monster. These artists range from apparel to DIY craft kit designers. The artists include M Creative J, Ugly Baby, Foamy Wader, Fernworks, Estrella, Cactus Club, Supermaggie, 20 Leagues, and many more. In addition to selling their work in the shop, some of the artists also teach classes so community members can learn a new skill or have a relaxing night out.
Many classes are provided at Monster on Market Street in Seattle. Some of the regular offerings include embroidery, painting, fiber arts, and stitching classes but the stand-out favorite are the tufting classes. Students learn how to use a tufting gun and shoot yarn into their fabric to create one-of-a-kind wall hangings and rugs.
To view all the classes available, class calender on the Monster website.
If you want to apply to teach an art or craft class at Monster, click here to visit their website.