Instagram for Artists

(All levels of experience) With over 400 million monthly users, Instagram is the best social media platform for artists by providing a visual platform to promote your work. This class is great for the artist who is familiar with Instagram but wants to learn how to tailor it to promote their art. You will learn what photos work best for posting, hashtags to utilize and how to create my stories. Basic knowledge of Instagram is helpful, but a variety of beginner tips and advanced information will be covered in the class.

March 15th 2018, Artistry MN, Bloomington, Minnesota, 6:00-8:00 PM


Beginning Grant Writing for Artists

Learn tips to strengthen your grant proposal, what criteria panelists use when reading through your project, how to create an effective budget and how to bounce back when you’re not funded. We will discuss identifying possible grants to start with, your barriers besides time and money and how to build a compelling community component. Artist Kate Renee, has sat twice on the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant panel where she has had the opportunity to read through numerous grant proposals from local artists. She has also been a recipient of an Artist Initiative grant in 2013-2014 where she carried out a funded proposal. Learn tips from a fellow artist who has been through a yearlong grant project and her perspective from the view of the panel reviewer.

March 29th 2018, Artistry MN, Bloomington, MN, 6:00-8:00 PM


Blogging for Artists

Blogging is a great way to self-publish and promote your creative work and lifestyle. This class will teach you basic blogging platforms and how to link your posts to your other modes of social networking. We will learn how to schedule and integrate blogging into your creative life, different types of content you can publish, and how to keep your material fresh and relevant. We will even talk about affiliate and ad programs to earn some income from your posts. Challenge yourself to push beyond your 2 and 3 dimensional art and enter into the realm of creative art writing with your own blog!

April 19th 2018, Artistry MN, Bloomington, MN, 6:00-8:00 PM


Etsy for Artists

Learn skills necessary to run your own business through selling artwork through Etsy. This class will discuss the basics like choosing an SEO-friendly shop name and listing new items. We will also cover more advanced skills like calculating sales tax and linking your shop to your Twitter account for cross promotion. The class can get you started on making money by selling art work online through your product, packaging and online presence. Artists are welcome to bring their computer to tinker around on Etsy alongside the course material. Basic knowledge of Etsy is helpful to completing the course but a variety of beginner tips and advanced settings will be covered during the class.

May 10th 2018, Artistry MN, Bloomington, MN, 6:00-8:00 PM