Business Skills for Artists
Oct 03 - 24 | thu | 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Photography, Video & Digital Arts Studio
Join Jenny Dowd as she covers essential business skills for artists. Join for all four classes, or pick the topics that you need!
10/3 - 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.
10/10 - 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.
10/17 - Etsy 101
Whether you have a slightly dusty Etsy shop or are curious about starting one, this will be the place to discuss Etsy's pros & cons, plus learn how to set up a successful shop. We will talk about images, shipping artwork, plus lots of marketing tips & tricks.
10/24 - Marketing DIY
From the email newsletter to business cards to ads in local magazines - learn the basics of marketing your business.
Jenny Dowd is an artist interested in objects that are collected, the motivation behind collecting and the interaction of these objects. Primarily working in clay, she creates objects for table, wall and floor surfaces as well as installations designed to interact with their space and each other. Sculpture, drawing and utilitarian pottery are part of Jenny’s quirky conversations where her relentless questions stem from science, daily oddities and observations. Jenny grew up in Kansas where she found inspiration from epic road trips, constant reading and creative, inventive parents. After attending Kansas State University where she studied ceramics, she completed an MFA in Ceramics with a minor in Fibers at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Jenny has taught and shown her art across the country, currently she teaches at the Art Association of Jackson Hole and Central Wyoming College. Jenny lives and works in her home studio in Alpine, Wyoming. http://www.jennydowd.com/