Wednesday, January 7, 2009

"Mastering the Business of Art" Workshop

Today's the first day of my Still Life class at the Loudoun Academy of Arts and next Tuesday and Wednesday night I'll be holding my "Mastering the Business of Art" workshop in the Artists' Atelier at 1144 Walker Road, Suite #G in Great Falls, VA 22066. You can still sign up for the workshop -- but maybe contact me directly by email at or phone (703) 403-7435. Here's the info:
Mastering the Business of Art
Jill Banks

Tuesday & Wednesday, January 13 & 14, 6:30-9:30pm
Creating a successful art career requires more than just creating appealing art. This two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of planning, establishing and running a career as a professional artist. Topics include goal setting, studio setup, purchasing, pricing your work, exhibiting, selling, applying for grants, taxes, setting up merchant accounts, marketing, add-on products and branding, promotions, publicity, approaching galleries, establishing name recognition, handling commissions, inventory control and more. The instructor started taking classes in 2003 – and in a little over five years has successfully built a rewarding art career through sales, commissions, recognition, awards, a grant, gallery representation and teaching. The business of art is challenging and rewarding – and conquering it lets us do more of what we love to do! A workbook is included. Information on the instructor can be found at: and on her blog at
$95 + $10 workbook fee
Registration form.

Register for other classes at the Great Falls School for Art. Download the Winter 2009 class bulletin there ... or go to my earlier blog post for more info. There's room for one more person in my still life class. Hurry!

I'm working on a large street scene of NYC ... in between planning, organizing, and getting my ideas together for 2009! I hope to show it to you at least as a work in progress soon.

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