28 February 2010

Jump Start Your Art Career

I'm very excited to announce the first of my online classes. This is a topic near and dear to my heart and I'm thrilled to share the knowledge I've gained over the last 20 years as a professional fine artist, author and teacher.

Jump Start your Art Career

What do you want to get out of your art career? Do you want to exhibit more often? Sell more art? Teach workshops? Get published? Create a polished, professional online presence? This practical, hands-on class will guide you through an individualized course of study to attain these aspirations and more. Start by defining and setting your specific goals, create your brand, come up with a marketing plan and put it into action, all with step-by-step guidance from an industry expert.

Learn how to -
     create a brand that will help you stand out from the crowd
     outline a marketing plan to help you reach your goals
     put together a professional portfolio
     find, research and approach art galleries
     start an etsy store and promote it
     build up a mailing list and use it effectively
     analyze the success of your marketing plan
     get published - start small and think big

With interactive lessons, homework, brainstorming, critiques and more you will be well on your way to realizing your art career goals.

6 online lessons beginning Monday April 5          $60.00

the workshop includes pdf handouts, worksheets, resources and references plus a forum for sharing questions, answers and progress all in a supportive, encouraging and empowering environment.


karenworks said...

Hi Jane,

I saw your blog post about your new class and I am very interested. I met you when you taught in Sisters two summers ago and I gave you those little wooden birds. Anyway, I will be out of the country until April 14 and was unsure about signing up since I won’t be here for the beginning. I just began an etsy site for my patterns and I have a blog and a website although the website never gets hits. Please let me know what you recommend. Should I wait for you to teach a second round? Do a private lesson with you? Other ideas?



Stephanie Forsyth said...

Jane, how do your online classes work? Please give me a run down if you wouldn't mind. :) Do they run from your site, another site? Email? Thanks!

Stephanie Forsyth

j.dávila said...

On each of the six Mondays you will receive an email with the PDF lesson and worksheet for the week. The interactive part of the class will mainly be run from a private blog where everyone registered for class will have the opportunity to see the lessons in visual form, anyone comfortable with having the work they're doing for class will have it posted, and comments on each lesson will be highly encouraged to foster discussion, brainstorming and feedback.

The blog will have updates from me, relevant to that week's lesson, every weekday and I will be available for email consultation and help during the entire 6 weeks. The blog will remain available for three weeks after class has finished.

The PDFs and worksheets will help you focus on your own specific goals and the steps you will be taking to attain them, while the blog will help you track your progress, and your fellow students', with our real-life examples.

Please let me know if you need more info!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane,
I participated in the chat forum when you were interviewed by Susan Sorrell on her Creative Chick NING site, and I am very happy that you will be leading this online class.
I enrolled this morning and look forward to participating from Nova Scotia, Canada!

Karen L R said...

Can't wait!

Natalya Aikens said...

woo hooo Jaaaane!

Judy Hartman said...

Hi Jane,
I would so love to sign up for this class - it sounds like just what I need - but the timing is bad for me. Do you think you will be offering it again, or would you recommend that I sign up and be an "observer" and work with the materials when I'm able to focus more?
I'll be preparing for and going on a trip during that time period.
Really love your work and have one of your books!
Judy Hartman

j.dávila said...

I will probably offer it again, but it will be at least the fall before I do. It's totally up to you whether you want to take it now or later. You could observe the lessons when you're busier and jump in on the lessons when you have more time. I'm flexible. :)

Judy Hartman said...

Thanks, Jane!
Can't pass this up - I'm signing on!! :)

Karen L R said...

Yippeee! Judy, so glad to see you here! We are going to have FUN!

debbi d-w said...

I'm a little shaky - don't know if it's excitement or nerves - but thanks for giving me a place to dive in!

Karen L R said...

Hey, Deb, so glad to see YOU here, too!

I Am Princess Magpie said...

Jane, I found you and this fantastic online workshop via my art teacher / mentor / friend ... Jane LaFazio. I can hardly believe the serendipitous nature of this "finding". :-) I'll be signing up ASAP, and I look forward to the adventure. Best to you -- Davielle in California

I Am Princess Magpie said...

Jane, I found you and this fantastic online workshop via my art teacher / mentor / friend ... Jane LaFazio. I can hardly believe the serendipitous nature of this "finding". :-) I'll be signing up ASAP, and I look forward to the adventure. Best to you -- Davielle in California

Art Play with Chris said...

Jane, I want to sign up too, but I can't commit the $$$ until after the 1st of the month. . . will that work?

Robin said...

Thanks for all the information you share. You deserve a Sunshine Award!

Robin said...

First I give you a sunshine award and now my money....
Signed up today and look forward to learning from the master:)
Have a great weekend.

Karen said...

I have been hesitant to sign up. I have been sewing for a number of years and in the arts for longer; but I have not really developed a large body of fiber work which I am most interested in. I have been more consistent with my work habits, but don't know if I will be in over my head. Am I too new to the fiber art world to be taking this class? I am hoping it will give me the info to keep moving as I develop more work.

ArtPlay said...

Hi Jane, I'm late signing up but I'm excited to get started. My paypal account uses a different email address, so I'll wait and see how class information is sent to me. Can't wait to see what you have in store for all of us! ;~) Chris