Learn the ins and outs and the dos and don’ts of being a professional artist, in less than a day!
Registration closes October 25th!
Do you want to learn how to effectively promote yourself and your artwork, but feel overwhelmed about how to get started?
Professional Practices — A Bootcamp for Artists, is a comprehensive, no-nonsense and approachable workshop that teaches you the tools you need to know to get your creative career off the ground. In this workshop, I will teach you all the things I wish I’d known when I first started out as a full-time artist.
I created Professional Practices — A Bootcamp for Artists to give you a jump start into building the creative career you’ve always wanted. Maybe you’re overwhelmed by social media and not sure where to start? Maybe you’re hitting a wall with your artist statement, and looking for a fresh perspective? Perhaps you’re looking for some tips on how to work with galleries and apply to grants? Or do you just want some real-world advice about how to price your work, and make money?
If you’re looking to get the inside scoop on what it takes to be a working artist, Professional Practices is for you!
In the Professional Practices workshop, you’ll be given a crash course in how to be a professional artist, and present yourself and your work to the world. This virtual, go-at-your-own-pace workshop covers all the fundamental skills involved in being a working artist, including: navigating social media, writing artist statements, applying for shows and grants, working with galleries, selling & pricing your work, and more! Included in this workshop is a free, live Q&A session where you can get all your questions answered, and network with other makers.
In this workshop you will learn:
- How to navigate social media as an artist, figure out who your market is, and how you want to talk to them
- Websites 101
- Setting artistic goals
- The professional documents every artist needs
- Writing artist statements
- Photos and affordable photo equipment
- Selling & Pricing Work
- Time management (we’ve got to wear a LOT of hats y’all)
- The basics of writing grants and applying for professional opportunities
- Working with galleries, and applying to shows
- General professional do’s and don’ts
- And more!
As a bonus, you’ll also get:
- Access to a live Q&A session with Naomi, where she’ll answer your specific questions, and you’ll get to workshop your artist statement (two dates to choose from!)
- Access to a resource vault full of places to find opportunities, and links to resources I’ve found helpful in my career
- A no-holds-barred lesson on the age-old question: “To MFA, or not to MFA?”
What students are saying about the Professional Practices Workshop:
"Thank you for the wonderful Professional Practices Workshop today. It was a wealth of information and gave me many avenues to attack for better promoting my work and getting organized." Olena, Past Participant
“The biggest takeaway for me was that my desire to focus on making a living from my work is valid. This workshop felt like a spa treatment for my maker soul, reminding myself that artwork IS work ! I feel empowered to take the next steps towards my professional goals.” Past Student, July 2021
“Naomi's workshop hit it out of the park. She speaks from the heart with a sense humor and a deep knowledge of the ceramics world. She generously offers her knowledge of what it takes to be a successful potter in a fun, succinct and accessible format. She gets right down the the nitty-gritty of studio life, social media, jury applications, artists statements and more. I would recommend this workshop to anyone starting a business or who is need of a refresher. It is money well-spent!” Past Student, July 2021
Frequently Asked Questions:
When does the class start? The workshop starts as soon as you join! It is a self-paced, instant access class, so all you have to do is sign up, and you’ll get all the info on how to access the course delivered right to your inbox within about 15 min.
When is the Live Q&A Session? As part of your course fee, you will have access to a one-hour, live Q&A session. Session dates and times are listed below, and you will need to register for the live session of your choice once you get into the course dashboard.
What if I can’t join either of the Live Q&A sessions? Both Q&A sessions will be recorded, and uploaded to the course dashboard for you to view. If you have questions that you’d like to ask, but can’t make the live sessions, there is a spot in the course dashboard where you can submit your questions in advance.
How long do I have access to this course? You’ll have access to this course for 6 months from the date of purchase. You can watch is as much as you like during that time, and on any devices you own.
How does it work? This is a virtual workshop, simply click here to purchase it. After that, check your inbox for an email from my virtual platform, Naomi’s School, with a link to login to your new account and access the course. You will get instant access to the course, and can start right away!
Refunds: Due to the digital nature of this product (you could literally watch the whole thing in a day), we don’t offer refunds.
in less than a day!