Welcome to Business or Pleasure, a class designed to help artists take their art journey to the next level. I am so excited you are here!
There are many different paths on this road and each of us will be identifying areas of focus. While I have a class outline, I want to remain flexible to your ideas and needs so things could change as the course develops.
We will be meeting every two weeks on a live Zoom call that will be recorded and available to current and future class attendees. If we experience technical challenges either during the meeting that make continuing impossible or if the recording is not available, I will add another session just to ensure there are a minimum of four recorded sessions for students to reference to as they make plans for their creative future.
Four ninety minute live Zoom Class session with group discussions.
Dedicated FB group where we can support each other. I will be active in the group on a daily basis from the beginning until two weeks after the final live Zoom call. After that time, I will be available as my schedule permits. What I’ve found is that we can learn best from each other. Please make sure to tag me if you have a specific question you would like for me to address.
One half hour private online coaching consultation with each student to be completed within ninety days after the final live Zoom call.
If there is enough interest, the class will be followed by a Business or Pleasure Mastermind Group where we can take what we learned from the class and implement our plans.
Disclaimer: I am not an attorney or tax expert. Please seek out professionals in those areas as you set up your business to make sure you are in compliance with the laws in the area you live and work.
Supplies and Pre-Class Activities
The video below reviews the journal information and the review of the last year pre and post COVID.
A dedicated journal or notebook where you can add all your thoughts, ideas and planning work will become an amazing resource as you move forward in your art journey.
Purchase one that is easy to carry with you. I prefer the Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover with dotted pages. It’s about 12″ x 9″. They come in a variety of sizes. Here’s the link on Amazon.
Please complete the Pre-class Information Form and send it to me prior to the start of class. This will help me make sure to cover the topics most important to everyone. It’s also a wonderful snapshot of where you are so you can look back and see how much progress you make along the way.
Review your last year, both pre and post COVID, to identify your wins, disappointments, lessons learned and what’s holding you back. This will be a great place for us to begin as we start looking forward to what’s next.
This resource list will continue to grow as class goes on. Please let me know if you have any additions.
Here are a few Links for Inspiration
I’m always inspired by other artists. I think one of my biggest surprises when I began this journey was how supportive other artists are and how many of them cheer me on every day. I wouldn’t be where I am without them. Check out some of my favorites: