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Keeping it Small, Local and Clean

support small businessDear friends,

It feels like the world is going to hell in a hand basket, or maybe a basket of disinfecting wipes…none-the-less we must carry on, with extra care and diligence of course. In light of the ongoing developments of Covid-19, Danaca Design is taking steps to maintain a healthy environment physically, mentally and emotionally.

This is what we are doing:

Cleaning, a lot. Yep, don’t be surprised if the studio smells like a swimming pool when you come to class. It’s refreshing. Feels like summer!

We are also restricting our already small classes to an even smaller number, giving each student a healthy amount a breathing room, literally, with never more than 10 in the room including the instructor.

Most importantly, we are asking you to stay home from class if you have a sore throat, a cough or fever. We have extended our class cancelation policy to a last minute drop-out, so if you will not be attending, shoot us an email and we will send you a class credit to be used in the future, which we all hope will be brighter.

No doubt there will be some scheduling changes, especially with our visiting instructors who might prefer to stay put rather than travel to our area. Can we blame them?! That being said, we are super lucky in Seattle to have a plethora of local artists to study with, some of the best in the country.

Lastly, we are researching additional learning options including increased one-on-one instruction and online tools in hopes of offering distance learning to those of you with a space to work at home.

This small business genuinely appreciates your support and hopes to see you over the course of what will likely be a challenging time. However, it is important to keep up your spirits and for me nothing beats a creative day in the studio.

Please stay safe and calm and clean.

Dana

By Dana

Dana Cassara began practicing the art of silversmithing at North Seattle Community College in 1992. She discovered her love for the craft after returning to school to pursue a teaching degree with a focus in social studies. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1998 with a B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas as well as Interdisciplinary Arts, because she just couldn't stay out of the art department. She has been teaching jewelry design since 1999 and loves what she does.