Excellent communication and management qualifications especially in homesteading and creative fields.
Professional and friendly interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport with clients and co-workers.
Strong technical working knowledge of Canva, Adobe Illustrator, Mailchimp (similar to Mailerlite) email marketing, Survey Monkey for data collecting and analysis, all Google applications; docs, sheets, slides, Weebly (similar to WordPress), Audacity audio editing and recording, Video editing softwares, example: Camtasia, and all social media platform. Please see my https://linktr.ee/sandraclarke links.
Extensive public speaking background as a teacher and presenter; in-person, online, and pre-recorded.
Dedicated off-the-grid homesteader since 2010 in Highlands East, Ontario.
Raising chickens, eggs
Raising rabbits, fiber arts
Permaculture & Hugelkultur
Microgreens & Sprouts gardening
Employment History & Workshops
2010 to present Off-the-grid Homesteader in Highlands East, Ontario
2022 to present Visual Arts Mississauga Workshop artist and educator for all ages specializing in Craftivism and Homesteading Skills; spinning wheel, fiber arts, sewing skills, zero-waste skills.
2022 Digitize Your Art Portfolio TD Culture Lab & Mississauga Arts Council Oct 2022 Creative Business Workshop Facilitator Focus on helping creatives build their business strategies and grow. 2022 Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre, Haliburton, Ontario Craftivism Workshops. July: Visible Mending & Earth Looms. Aug: Useful Things, Repurposing Textiles and Fabric. Contract: Build and run the summer craftivism workshops. Write workshop descriptions, promote on social media, film and live stream workshop highlights for social media and future tutorials. Reference: Laurie Jones, Art Director and Curator
2021 Arts Council of Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton, Ontario Program Coordinator, The Digital Comfort Studio / Cafe January 2021 to December 2021 Contract: Build the curriculum for the Digital Comfort Studio and the Digital Comfort Cafe. Hire workshop facilitators. Promote programs on social media. Write promotional materials, social media posts, and all correspondence. Host the online workshops. Follow up with participants. Surveys. Data collection and analysis. References Pat Jones, Chris Lynd, Tammy Rea
2018 to 2020 Loyalist College, Bancroft, Ontario Artist, Art Instructor and Art Business Instructor Online and In-person Contract: Course creator and teacher for; Build Your Creative Business, Needle and Wet Felting, Eco-Kids Friends of Lakes and Land, Design Your Own Drop Spindle, Social Media for Artist. Reference: Maureen Kelly
2018 Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario Artist in Residence, Textile Studio & Exhibit, Homestead skills; spinning wheel, angora rabbit fibers, hand sewing, quilts.
Award of Distinction from the Peel District Board of Education 2022 Curators Award, Art Gallery of Mississauga MARTY Mississauga Art Awards
The Toronto Sun, April 2013, Cottage Country Flood, Bancroft Canadian Living Magazine, January 2013, Christmas in Cottage Country, Highlands East, Ontario Aim for Education Magazine, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Educational Artist Play2Podium Magazine, 2011-Present, Special Needs Families, Traveling with Special Needs Digits & Threads online textile and fiber arts magazine 2021, 2022
Digits & Threads; 4 published articles 2021, 2022 Eco Kids: Friends of Lakes and Lands: Colouring Book / Poem Wildflowers Of Ontario - Botanical Colouring Book Reader’s Digest Chatelaine Canadian Living Parents Magazine Today’s Parent Magazine