Many of us would probably love to work with our hands more or learn an old-school craft, yet, taking the necessary steps to making it happen are not always that simple.
Craftsman Ave, an upcoming platform where people can learn a new skill from amazing crafts people and artisans that have mastered their art, might bring the right opportunity for individuals to learn how to play instruments, build bikes, make films, prepare a French dinner and much more.
The website immediately engages and motivates by headlining Pablo Picasso’s quote: “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
The beautiful images of people doing "handy-work" make you feel as if you are looking through an open window into the craftsman’s mind.
Maybe little of us will ever reach Picasso’s level of artistry as a painter, but there’s no telling what each of us might accomplish by allowing ourselves to explore rather than shy away from what we don’t understand.
The willingness to learn, to try, keeps us youthful and vibrant. As does sharing our talent with others. Plenty of skilled people live in our neighborhoods, and it’s a pity if they can’t pass along their knowledge.
Craftsman Ave gives sculptors, painters, carpenters, blacksmiths and others the chance to teach their trades at their own pace.
The online education sector is really starting to boom and it's great to see the different angles of these new start-ups. School may be out forever, but learning goes on and on.
Craftsman Ave plans to begin in New York City and San Francisco. Sign up for early access Craftsman Ave. May they help us all acquire expert craftsmanship and unlock genius everywhere.