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CLASSES FOR ARTISTS

In collaboration with TRAC, Mayland Community College’s Small Business Center has the following fall lineup of classes that are art-focused for those in an arts-related field and seeking more information about the arts—marketing, bookkeeping, sales, just getting started.  All classes are held at the Arts Resource Center [ARC] in Spruce Pine [above the TRAC Gallery; entrance in back] on Wednesday, but please note the times. Classes are FREE, but you must register. When new classes are posted, please go to MCC Small Business Center, search for your class by location and date, and click the “Register” link. You can also call 828.766.1295 or e-mail Allen Cook.

B.Y.O.A! Using Photo and Video to Market your Art Online (2 Hours)
B.Y.O.A! Bring your own art! In this fun seminar, instructor Ja’Net Adams, will help you market your art online by demonstrating best practices for photography and videography of art. Feel free to bring a piece of your art to class to photograph and video. Instructor will also assist attendees in setting up an Instagram account to market photos and videos instantly online.

3/27, W, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fee Waived                         Instructor: Adams

TRA Spruce Pine Gallery 828.766.1295

How to Price Your Art (2 Hours)

A challenge for many artists is determining the optimum price for their art. This class will provide a checklist of considerations that will assist artists in setting the best price. 

4/10, W, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fee Waived                        Instructor: LaBelle

TRA Spruce Pine Gallery 828.766.1295

How to Create a Short Video to Market Your Art Business (2 Hours)

Gain knowledge on how to create and upload short videos from your cell phone to social media platforms from Toe River Arts social media specialist, Mea Johnson. Topics will include how to access your camera, how to make video edits with free cell phone apps, and desktop editing software.

4/24, W, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fee Waived                        Instructor: Johnson

TRA Spruce Pine Gallery 828.766.1295

Marketing Strategies for Studio Tours (2 Hours) NEW!

If you participate in the TRAC studio tour, this is a must! TRAC marketing specialist, Mea Johnson will discuss proven visual and digital marketing strategies to help you have your best tour ever! Topics will include using video and photo footage on social media to connect with visitors, studio access/visibility checklist, best practices for visitor communication, and a marketing timeline.

5/8, W, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fee Waived                        Instructor: Johnson

TRA Spruce Pine Gallery 828.766.1295

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