My name is Ann Strecko Koeman, I am an eclectic Mixed Media Artist, Writer, Designer, Digital Content Creator, Blogger, and Influencer.  The sole proprietor of Annmakes®, and a YouTuber.
I wish to inspire others to create and to learn to appreciate the value of creativity. I am skilled in many mediums in the Paper Arts, Fine Arts, Needle Arts and more.

- AFCI (formerly CHA) Member
- VIP Influencer AFCI Creativation 2018, 2019
- Contributing writer/blogger to Prime Publishing sites:  “Seams & Scissors”; “Stitch and Unwind”;  and “Cheap Eats and Thrifty Crafts”         
- Cricut  Core Blogger/Influencer2017- current
- Xyron Maker 2019
- Etchall Ambassador 2017- current
- Certified Intermediate Level “Copic” Instructor

Writer’s Team:
-Mixed Media Arts [] 2014- 2018

-Creative Memories 2005-2007    
-Stampin’ Up! 2008-2009

Teaching Experience:
-“Scrapbooking” and “Card Making” workshops in studio and travelling.  2005-2010
-“How to Sew” for Beginners.  In the studio for Home School Association of Ottawa.  Fall 2008
-“Gelli Prints 101”. Store:  Scrap en Masse, Alfred Ontario. Winter 2014
-“Creative Card Folds”,1 & 2.  Store: Scrap en Masse, Alfred Ontario. Winter 2013-2014

Skills:  Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Clay, Paper Crafts, Painting, Drawing, Art Journaling, Writing, SEO and HTML.

Education:  MLIS 1993 McGill University, Montreal.         Languages: English/French

Classes and Workshops Taken

- Collage Couture with Nikki Peterson & Stacey Fike
- Colour My World, Festive Techniques with Jennifer McGuire
- Copic Intermediate Designer, with Sherrie Siemens
- DIY Embellishments, with Beth Kingston from Xyron
- Get Thrifty, with Nikki Peterson & Martha Bonneau
- Home is Where the Art is, with Claudine Hellmuth
- InspirationJournal (Mixed Media), with Donna Downey
- Les Petits Dolls, with Suzi Blu
- Pan Pastel (Mixed Media), with Donna Downey
- Pergamano Workshop, with Nancy McGlynn
- Prima Goes Inky, with Anna Dabrowska, a.k.a Finnabair
- The Big 40! (Mixed Media), with Donna Downey
- What it takes to Teach, with Lesley

Past Design Teams
- Gel Press
- Linnie Blooms
- Arnold Grummer Paper Making
- Creative Paperclay Modelling Material
- Robin's Nest
- Blue Moon Creations

- All That Stickles

Brand Ambassodorships, Core Blogger, Influencer, etc,

- Tombow (past Ambassador)
- Etchall (Current Ambassador)
- Cricut ( Current Core Blogger)
- Pebeo ( Current Influencer)
- Fabricville (Current Blogger)
- Prime Publishing ( Current Contributor)

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