Robert Mahar is an artist and designer who teaches imaginative do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials on YouTube, CreativeLive and in-person workshops. He is the host of his own YouTube channel Crafted and one of the reoccurring marquee talent on the YouTube channel Kin Community.
A Midwesterner at heart, Robert has called Los Angeles home for more than 20 years. With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. When he’s not working in his downtown Los Angeles studio, Robert obsesses over vintage craft books and schemes ways to make it big as a doughnut connoisseur.
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Robert teaches a regular schedule of thoughtfully designed and presented craft & DIY workshops in a charming studio that he shares with artist Molly Meng, located in downtown Los Angeles’ Historic Core neighborhood. Learn more on the Meng & Mahar Studio website.
Robert also teaches at a number of events and venues throughout California – all of which are posted in the news department.
Producer & Production Designer
A skilled web video producer and production designer specializing in lifestyle content, Robert has a knack for breaking down complicated content and presenting it in easy to understand, lovely to look at, bite-sized pieces that audiences embrace.
He can also transform your video set from basic to brilliant (or bizarre – your call!), build a prop that has heretofore only lived in your head, or ideate and execute an event design scheme that will leave you thrilled and your guests speechless.
Crafted is Robert’s YouTube home base, featuring video tutorials for imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects. The crafty content he develops and presents on camera is often rooted in nostalgia, and his talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist has gained him a loyal following. Robert firmly believes that making something useful (not to mention lovely) by hand is empowering, inspiring and fosters creativity.
The Crafted channel is part of Kin Community, the #1 women’s community on YouTube—delivering high-quality, female-focused video content across lifestyle verticals.
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Robert first became known in the world of craft and design as the proprietor of Mahar Drygoods (2005 – 2010), an online emporium of vintage and artisan crafted curiosities for children. He curated this online collaboration of more than 50 artists, designers and craftspeople to create the imaginative and unexpected. Never mass-produced, all Mahar Drygoods items were handmade in the homes and studios of their creators with an emphasis on recycled and sustainable materials whenever possible.
Mahar Drygoods was repeatedly featured in such media outlets as: Parents Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The Martha Stewart Show, The Los Angeles Times, design*sponge blog, Cookie Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Decor8 blog, and the Apartment Therapy blog.
View a selection of the Mahar Drygoods archive on Pinterest.