Basic business skills for artists, in 4 sessions. Sign up for just 1 or all 4:
October 3: Present Yourself 1 - words
Artist statement, bio, resume, elevator speech - all those helpful documents. We will go over what these documents mean, ways to write them, and how they can come in handy.
October 10: Present Yourself 2 - images
Learn how to photograph your artwork - from casual photographs for social media to high resolution images for show entries & portfolios. We will also cover the basics of social media presentation: the website, online portfolios, facebook, instagram, pinterest… bring your questions and ideas, successful and otherwise for a round table discussion.
October 17: Etsy 101
Whether you have a slightly dusty Etsy shop or are curious about starting one, this will be the place to discuss Etsy pros & cons plus learn how to set up a successful shop. We will talk about images, shipping artwork, plus lots of marketing tips & tricks.
October 24: Marketing DIY
From the email newsletter, to business cards, to ads in local magazines - learn the basics of marketing your business.
These classes meet in the Painting & Printmaking Studio on the 3rd floor of the Center for the Arts.