For the last 5 years, I have experienced the highs and lows of a live event painter and business entrepreneur. There is a raw reality as an artist begins climbing the mountain of doubt and insecurities facing most creative entrepreneurs. An often defeating tension arises when an artist attempts to maintain creative energy while pursuing the foundation of business.
Over the years, I have noticed a growing number of talented artists who hope to start their own businesses, but just do not know where to start. I want you to know you are not alone, I have been there, and not too long ago – I want to use this weekend to offer what bit of wisdom 5 years of experience has given me. Together we will foster growth, face entrepreneurial fears, and navigate the tension of creativity and business for live artists and creative entrepreneurs.
Join me in Denver, Colorado for a 2-day weekend of live artist community, inspiration, painting, learning and planning. We will discuss purpose and identity, write our brand stories, approach methods for live painting and much more.
This workshop is specifically geared for aspiring live artists and creative entrepreneurs. During the weekend, you will have an option to do a personal one-on-one session to discuss with me your specific concerns.
My hope is that you will go home with revived creativity and a restored sense of hope in your personal creative endeavors.
Sessions will include:
Brand & Identity Workshop
write your story as an artist
learn how to communicate with clients
Two 2 hour painting sessions
Live Painting Presentation
Headshots by professional photographer
Q&A time/Round Table Discussion
Time to Rest and Enjoy Creating Together!
Meals - Friday optional Happy Hour meeting, Saturday breakfast at a local shop, Hearty Lunch provided on Saturday, Snacks in between, Dinner provided on Saturday at my home in Littleton, Sunday breakfast on your own, optional lunch meeting after closing
Art Supplies - Bring your own easel and paint brushes, if you want to do painting. Canvases and some paint provided. Bring a laptop for the marketing lecture, but this is a time to disconnect from technology.
Lodging - not provided, however, we can offer suggestions for AirBnb's and hotels in the area
Dress - Denver weather in October is typically in the 80s with afternoon thunderstorms and cooler at night. Pack accordingly.
Group size limited to 15. Offering 2 scholarships - inquire for how to apply!! Deadline August 1.