The goal of this workshop is to introduce you to the tips and tricks of framing and matting. This workshop is a combination of theory and practice, combined with demonstrations and practical work. You'll learn the art of selecting the right mats, frames and glass for your artwork. You'll even get to try your hand at cutting a mat. Bring a small piece of artwork you would like to frame.
We will also explore the economics of framing. Why is it so expensive? How can I reduce the cost? Mark will frame one small piece of art for each student.
If you've ever considered marketing your artwork on ETSY, this class is essential for the success of your business. You'll learn how to start, maintain and grow your ETSY business including marketing, pricing, tags, SEO, social media and photography. Every student will receive a copy of the ETSY Craft Entrepreneurship Program Workbook. Eleanor is a trained instructor in this program and has taught throughout the area.
Did you know that 90% of all ETSY photography is with a smart phone? Good, clean, crisp images of your art is truly important in order sell and market your art. Join us for a hands on class, experimenting and discussing photography of your art as a business tool. Discussions regarding content of your photos, angles, lighting and backgrounds. Introduction to free photo editing apps such as snapseed, instagram, and your smart phone photo app to crop, tune and heighten the quality of your product photos.
In Part I of this two-part workshop, you will be provided the tools you need to take your art to the next level—marketing your work and yourself. You will learn how to do a needs assessment (understanding your purpose and what risks you are willing to take); create a budget; assess what skills you have and which ones you need to hire; and how to find a mentor. You will also begin to develop your personal business plan. This is an interactive workshop designed to either help you get started or reinvigorate your existing business goals.
It is strongly recommended that you take both workshop sections to help launch your business.
In Part II of this two-part workshop, you will continue to work on your own business plan to include your business description, goals and objectives, finding your market, and pricing. We’ll also cover time management—how much time do you allot to creating your work vs. marketing. And, you’ll learn how to generate multiple income streams, and how to present yourself and your work professionally.
It is strongly recommended that you take both sections of this workshops.