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Webcasts share information over the internet using streaming media technology to many simultaneous listeners/viewers. They are are designed to teach you new concepts and "How-to" knowledge on key industry-specific subjects.

Webcast University

The course repeats every 8 weeks and is setup on a reoccurring schedule. You only need to sign up once and you will be notified weekly of the upcoming class. Classes are recorded and you will be sent a link to view the recording provided your register.

Smart Designer University

Smart Designer University is a course on CorelDRAW and Smart Designer Pro focusing on core skill sets for art production. The course is designed for owners of the Smart Designer add-on software for CorelDRAW, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Register for SD-University

Multi-decoration University

Multi-decoration University is a course on multi-decoration focusing on decorating techniques using a vinyl cutter and a heat press. The course is designed for owners of the DAS Multidecoration System, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Register for MD-University

Smart Designer University

Class 1: 4-3-2014
New User Orientation

Class 3: 4-17-2014
CorelDRAW Essential Skill Set

Class 9: 6-5-2014
New User Orientation

Class 10: 6-12-2014
Working with Athletic Tails and Text Effects

Class 11: 6-19-2014
Creating Dynamic Graphics with Templates

Class 13: 7-17-2014
Working with Athletic Tails and Text Effects

Class 14: 7-24-2014
The Design Studio Series

Class 15: 7-31-2014
Introducing the Campus Apparel Quarterly Template Volumes

Class 16: 8-7-2014
The Sports Studio Series

Class 17: 8-14-2014
Campus Apparel Marketing System – Why you should get involved

Class 18: 8-21-2014
Graphics Studio 1 and 2

Multi-decoration University

Class 1: 4-1-2014
New User Orientation

Class 2: 4-8-2014
Working with Rhinestone Fonts

Class 9: 5-27-2014
New User Orientation/a>

Class 13: 6-24-2014
Creating Multi-decoration Apparel

Class 14: 7-15-2014
Vinyl Cutting Basics

Class 16: 7-29-2014
New User Orientation

Class 17: 8-5-2014
Back to School, Focus on the School Market

Class 18: 8-12-2014
Stone Stencils Volumes 1-4 Overview

Class 19: 8-19-2014
Effectively cutting rhinestone stencils with Wonder Flock

Class 20: 8-26-2014
Pattern Packs 1-5 Overview

Craig Mertens

In addition to helping his father pioneer the concept of production ready clipart, Craig co-founded Digital Art Solutions with his sister Nicole in 1999. He is the creator of the Smart Designs Art System and the Stone Stencil System. Craig is a Corel DRAW certified trainer who has been teaching art production for over 10 years.

Katie Owen

Katie started Image Embroidery in Burnsville, MN in 1994, a successful business producing decorated apparel and appliqué. She is an authority on sewing and appliqué techniques and teaches workshops and seminars at national events. Her hands on style and simple approach makes Katie a refreshing instructor that you won't want to miss.

"This is awesome! I just watched Paragraphs and Artistic Text. You guys provide everything but the Coke and the popcorn. DAS is the Best!

Kathy will keep the books and the kids will pull squeegees but I will invest my time in sales/marketing and graphics. DAS is my guiding light!

Eventually our 19 year old daughter will assume the graphics responsibilities because I am not "hip, cool or down with" today’s styles. But my guess is that DAS graphics books can provide a lot of the "hip" that I don't have. Or maybe you can give me a "hip replacement" at a much lower cost than a surgeon!"

"Thank you for another great webcast. You give so much good info. I really like having to view again. I started my business later in life and was now born with a computer at my finger tips. So this is like teaching old dog new tricks. So keep the webcast coming I am really learning lots. I appreciate this so much. I have the smart vector pro so its nice to see this in action since I am moving slow... Thank you so much.

I buy all my software from Digital Arts and the webcast is just a big bonus.Have a great day."

Sue Howell,

"Thanks so much for sending me this link to the webcast. I started it last night but finished it this morning when I could not get back to sleep. It was great and very informative. I am an embroiderer and not a printer but I want to learn all that I can about creating the art work so that I can talk intelligently with my customers. Plus, I need to know how to send acceptable art work to my printers. I really appreciate having these training sessions available to go over again and again. I've just gotten the Corel DRAW upgrade from you and with so much there to learn, these sessions are very informative and inspirational."

Sandra Gardner
Custom Embroidery

Webcast Schedule

July 21

Introducing Smart Designer Pro for CorelDRAW X7

Experience our newest version of Smart Designer for CorelDRAW X7 live. See this new technology up close and personal. A Smart Designer Pro version will be given away at the conclusion of the webcast to a registered attendee.

Watch Recorded Webcast
June 25

Introducing Multi-decoration Collection 1: Chevrons

Showcasing our new multi-decoration chevron graphics collection.

Watch Recorded Webcast

Smart Designer University Schedule

October 9

Smart Designer Jam Session

Question and answer session, we are taking requests related to CorelDRAW and Smart Designer Pro.

October 16

Smart Designer Pro: New User Orientation

This is an essential class for anyone new to CorelDRAW or Smart Designer or wanting to brush up on their skills.

October 23

Creating Athletic Tails in Smart Designer Pro

Learn how to create athletic tails for screen printing, applique, digital printing or cutting with CorelDRAW and Smart Designer Pro.

October 30

Smart Designer Pro: Streamline Program

Find out how to streamline your art production with this innovative program for Smart Designer Pro owners. All CorelDRAW user should attend this class.

Multi-decoration University Schedule

October 7

Multi-decoration Jam Session

Question and answer session, we are taking requests related to multi-decoration, StoneCut Pro and rhinestones.

October 14

New User Orientation

This is an essential class for anyone new to the DAS Multi-decoration System or wanting to brush up on their skills

October 21

Creating Dynamic Multi-decoration Transfers with Rhinestone Fonts and Patterns

See how to creating top selling rhinestone transfers using stock rhinestone patterns and rhinestone fonts.

October 28

Create Spangles with StoneCut Pro and a Cutter

Who needs a Spangle machine? See how to create Spangle heat transfers with StoneCut Pro and a cutter.