Next Course will be in 2023 (specifics TBD). Get on the Waiting List!
Do any of these statements sound familiar?
I have an existing body of original art work but am nervous about trying to sell it.
I love creating and want to sell my work but am intimidated by all of the "business stuff".
I have an existing online business that I'm hoping to grow but need to find more collectors.
We get these comments ALL the time.
That's why we are launching a brand new course - Independent Art Sales Online.
If you are ready to turn your art practice into a profitable business, you are in the right place.
Interested? We thought so.Get on the Waiting List!
We are Amanda and Kiki - best friends, business partners, and opposites in almost every way you can imagine. We began working together shortly after Amanda dove into independent art sales online as her full time job. Amanda is the creative genius behind her empire and Kiki is the business mind. (More on us below - we can't wait to work with you!) Together, we grew the Amanda Evanston business into one that brings in over 6 figures in original art sales alone each year!
We learned a lot in the past five years and looking back, would've saved ourselves a lot of trial and error had we had a course like this when we were starting out. We want better for you so are here to help! Through this 5-week course, we are going to take a deep dive into independent art sales online and share with you all the tips and advice we wish we had when we first dove in. Let's go!
Is this course for me?
This course is for artists who are ready to turn their art-making hobby into a profitable business and are looking for guidance to get started.
This is for people who...
- Have an existing body of original art work and are open to turning out consistent volumes of work on a regular basis (read: you don't need months to finish a single piece).
- Can see yourself making art as a full time job.
- Are comfortable (or willing to learn to become comfortable) with sharing your work in photos and on social media.
- Understand that building an art business means some aspects will feel like a job.
- Are open to trying new tactics to increase sales.
If this sounds good to you, this course is for you! Let's go!
We understand that this course isn't right for everyone. This course is not right for you if you...
- Turn out a low volume of work.
- Find your lowest-price pieces are multiple thousands of dollars (numbers are flexible but if the term "affordable art" is not appealing to you, this is not your party).
- Looking to rely on third party representation such as galleries, art shows, or agents.
- Are looking to learn how to make art. (If so, I have some great self-paced e-courses and an online painting membership that may be right for you!)
- Feel unwilling to share work online or have an online presence.
- Just want legal or tax advice for your business.
There are a lots of different kinds of art and lots of ways to sell it. This course is not for everyone.
There's so much packed into the 3-weeks dedicated to this course. And, you'll have access to the course videos and materials for a full year after you sign up! By enrolling in our Independent Art Sales Online Course, you will get...
Five Sessions Geared Toward Turning Art Making into a Profitable Business
Each week when the course is underway, we will launch a new session. We've been collecting your questions on selling art for some time, and hope to answer most throughout this course. We'll dive deep into why a cohesive style and knowing your why is important, how to reach future buyers, what sales platform is right for you, best practices and some bonus extras! And each session comes with optional homework and exercises to help you put what you learned into practice.
A Facebook Community of Likeminded Artists Looking to Grow Their Businesses
During the five weeks the course is in session, you'll have access to a Facebook Community where you and fellow students can share ideas and ask questions of Amanda and Kiki during our weekly chit chats. Of course, you can also reach us anytime via email.
Tying it All Together
This course will be peppered with bonus extras diving deep into topics like how to price art, how to photograph art so it sells and more. And each week comes with optional exercises to help you put what you learned into practice. We want you to finish the course with an actionable plan to start or grow your online art business!
Meet Amanda and Kiki
I’m Amanda: painter, maker, teacher. My earliest memory is of finger painting in the bathtub with a bowl of leftover chocolate pudding. I haven't stopped painting since! When I paint, I can feel my cells shift. This is what I am meant to do. Painting is not only my gift and my livelihood, it is my privilege, and one that I wish to share with as many people as possible. - This means you! I believe people live better lives in the presence of original art and it’s my job to keep up the supply chain. After years of selling and teaching, I have come to the indisputable conclusion that people who make art on a regular basis are always the happiest people around. Always. Even better - turning your art-making into a business. I’m so glad you are here!
And I'm Kiki. I'm probably the polar opposite of most of the creative and artistic types but I both enjoy collecting original art and sharing what I've learned through working with Amanda to help artists succeed. Prior to joining Amanda Evanston Inc., my professional background was in the finance industry specializing in business operations. I'm happiest when I'm helping people make money doing what they love. As Amanda's BFF and business partner, I've helped her grow multiple successful businesses over the years and I can't wait to do the same for you! Welcome!