Craft + Light is a creative arts venue that gathers the artists of candlemaking, soapmaking, jewelry design, brushwriting, and the "do it yourself-ers" to collaborate, create and be inspired. Buy your supplies, finish your projects and enjoy the studio!
Craft + Light is located at
5614 E. 2nd Street Long Beach, CA.
Come to the studio and let's have fun!
Shelley is an educator, leadership developer and creative. For twenty years, she has taught students, trained teachers and leadership teams in systemic change, led school district initiatives and managed teams for success. As a manager in LAUSD, she led the team of administrators in retaining new teachers and succeeded with retention rates averaging 90% for the last five years, ranking in the top ten of urban school districts throughout the nation with the highest retention of new teachers.
As a trainer, Shelley has led hundreds of teachers in the effective use of language in the classroom, classroom management strategies and lesson planning for success. Her leadership trainings with educational leaders, university deans and executive staff reveals how to build collaboration, community and create “ Triple C.”
Prior to starting a career in public education, her joy for teaching crafts began as a kids arts and crafts program coordinator for a city parks and recreation department. Being creative has shown throughout Shelley’s career providing paint parties for teachers and office staff. A desire to teach and create with crafts, lead her on a journey to bridge the two. CRAFT + LIGHT opened in August 2019 on 2nd Street Naples Long Beach, CA. CRAFT + LIGHT is a modern crafts studio that inspires creativity and exploration. The studio provides a variety of craft workshops and produces trainings for teams in both public and private sectors to create, enjoy one another and grow. " I thank God everyday! I worked in a educational/corporate environment for years,now I get to teach and do crafts together. Life is bliss."