Monday, March 9, 2009

Business Class Promotion

Right now, during these hard economic times, it's good to come back to the things that are important to you. Like making a living doing what you LOVE to do and are good at!

Being an artist is a wonderful livelihood, but the business aspect of it can be very frustrating, overwhelming, and confusing. Yet, the key to success is not only to be a great artist, it is to be able to market yourself and stay organized. Need help? Pam Corwin of The Business of Crafts and Paper Scissors Rock is just the person you should be talking to! Pam has been a successful artist since 1981, and is FULL of valuable information. She can help you learn the ropes so that you don't have to re-invent the wheel, so to speak. And the bonus? She loves to help other artists be successful! She's currently offering classes on March 14 an 15 in Edmonds, Washington. And here's something even BETTER! If you register for a class and you tell her that BCharmer sent you, you will get a $20.00 discount! HOORAY!! So here's the list of topics to be covered:

Saturday, March 14 (9:00-5:30)
Intro to Marketing
Wholesale Demystified
Lunch with Guest Artists
Artist Panel
Booth Design and Display

Sunday, March 15 (9:30-4:30)
Guest Retailers Panel
Lunch with Guest Retailers
Small Group Consultations with Artwork

This is a great opportunity for artists to get themselves out there. Pam has taught me so much, and I know you will get a lot out of her class. Can't make this class? Don't worry, she will do more in the future; just keep checking her website, and I will try to let you know of upcoming classes, too! For more information about the class this weekend and to sign up, go to The Business of Crafts


vadjutka said...

does she plan a world-tour? ;-)
if yes, dont forget Hungary!

in fact i need some advice, but about how to plan a coherent collection, and how to organize it :-)

anyway: are you feeling better?

Colleen MacDonald said...

I think a world tour would be so amazing! I'm still trying to figure out how to corall all of my ideas for a collection; I have too many ideas and not enough time!

I'm SLOWLY starting to feel better; it turns out that I had a terrible sinus infection (my first time) and so yesterday I started anti-biotics and steroids(!) to make it go away. Probably I will feel great tomorrow.

Pamela Corwin said...

Thanks for the shout out, Colleen! Although at this point the workshop is in four days and it's full, so if anyone is interested they should call ASAP. I may be able to fit one more in, but I'm not sure...

And don't forget that anyone you know also gets a nice discount of 15% off anything on the Paper Scissors Rock site if they enter the code I sent you (Bcharm) in the shopping cart.

I still need some blog help when we both have time and want to show you my fabric and see yours!