Have you ever had a friend or family member say you should do more with your art? Have you ever imagined doing business with your art? Explore one of the simplest, least expensive, safest ways to honor - and sustain - that encouragement and make some return on your investment of time and money in your art: turning your art into greeting cards.
Learn what makes the best greeting cards from 2d and 3d art and how to assemble a greeting card - what you need and where to buy it. Explore the power of going beyond just originals. Discuss how to photograph your artwork, if it is not already photography, to prepare it and duplicate it.
In this class we will explore pricing, selling online, working with stores and even licensing your art to third parties. The emphasis will be on removing hurdles so you can be making your own cards by the second session. This class is timed to prepare you in plenty of time for the best time of year for greeting cards, the holiday season. Your design will work for all art mediums, 2d and 3d, from painting to photography, ceramics to wood working.
*** The materials we will use to assemble your own greeting cards can be purchased from most craft stores. If you have any question about the materials, please contact your instructor before you make the purchase.