Yes great point! I'll ask interview my mentor and her artist friends. I offered to set up my mentor's etsy site and her Facebook page in exchange for more studio hours and she was pretty excited about that. She was also hoping I could teach her some photo shop skills as well. I think there's definitely room to explore this type of skills exchange.
Love it Bettina! I like how everyone is focusing on multi - generational meet ups via craft. I great part of the craft world is the notion of apprenticeship, which is such a special relationship between an older expert and young novice. It's becoming a lost practice. I just started an apprenticeship with a woman who retired from engineering and is now a metalsmithing artist. It was hard to find her though. An online hub - like a meet up or virtual site - would be an easy way to find older people willing to teach a craft, whether formal or informal. I also follow tiny house meet ups in my area where a young couple who is building their tiny house posts dates where people of any age can stop by and lend a hand. A retired fellow rebuilding a car or an older woman tending a garden could post that they'd love to have an apprentice. Food for thought.
What if there were a challenge along with a class, such as through the YMCA or community group, or even on a social website, to create a How-To Youtube video. Youth can team up with older individuals who have a craft (or they can learn a craft together) and together can create a short YouTube video showcasing one skill. At the end of the challenge the entire class has a showing of the videos or link to the website.