Adult Classes

Business Skills

Business Skills for Artists

Oct 03 - 24 | thu | 5:30PM - 8:30PM

$50 Members
$50 Non-Members
$15 Drop-In


Jenny Dowd


Photography, Video & Digital Arts Studio

Skill Level


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.