Do you live near Seattle, WA? If so, there's an opportunity to take the Business of Crafts Workshop, a comprehensive 2-day workshop that comes to Seattle on March 16th and 17th of 2007. This workshop, taught by an artist and a gallery owner, is designed for artists and craftspeople new to selling their work or who have been selling on a small scale and want to take their craft business to the next level.
According to their press release, the Business of Crafts weekend seminar includes classes on selling art and crafts in retail settings as well as through wholesale outlets. Pricing and marketing tips will be addressed, as well as some great ideas on how to make a booth stand out in a crowded crafts show. Successful artists who earn their living through selling their art will share their stories. There will even be a panel of art gallery owners who will share their tips on how to make a great impression on them.
One of the most valuable parts of the weekend is the opportunity for artists to get feedback on their artwork from Corwin and Schilperoort (the instructors), as well as other craft professionals. They'll offer tips on how to price work, marketing ideas best suited to your work, and where the best targets markets lie. All this from experts who will offer feedback and encouragement.
I've heard great things about this weekend seminar, so if you have the chance, and want to start a crafts business or take your fledgeling crafts business to the next level, sign up for the weekend seminar at www.businessofcrafts.com.