Warwick | Mon | 6/10 - 7/29 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWarwick | Mon | 6/10 - 9/30 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


This two-part series of classes is for you if:

  • You are a new or experienced in your art form, but not yet selling your work.
  • You have enjoyed giving your creations to friends and family.
  • You would like to begin entering shows, competitions, and weekend festivals.
  • You want to build an online presence.
  • You want to learn the basics of the business side of an art.

The series will include professional speakers, field trips and the production of one art show at the CAC gallery. Artists never stop working on the business-end of art. It can take years to develop a successful art business, this course will help artists strategically transition from hobbyist to professional.

Your instructor, Kat Warwick, believes no one should spend years or thousands of dollars trying to figure it out. If you are looking to start selling or marketing your work, this 16-week series of classes will be your guide along the path. Each week we will approach a different subject to learn, explore, and implement into your practice.

You can register for Part One only or select the second option and register for Part One and Part Two. You can register for Part Two during session 3 registration beginning May 13.


Week 1 Who Are You? / What are your Goals? / What is your mission?

 Week 2 Business of Art I: Register your business. Sales Tax. Insurance.

Week 3 Marketing I: Target Market, Social Media, Trade Organizations, Online Galleries

Week 4 It takes a village: Who’s in your village and whose village are you in?

Break Week Kat is gone, teaching on a dance cruise. Do Research!

Week 5 Judging I: The art of judging yourself and others

Week 6 Business of Art II: Stay focused

Week 7 Opportunities 1-a: Competitions, Exhibitions & Festivals

Week 8 Opportunities 1-b: Hands On Class - All aspects of participating and producing an art exhibition.

Break Week** Gallery Visits and Research (Deadline for entering student exhibition.)


Week 9 Judging II & Producing an Exhibition Student Exhibition Jury Process and Planning Session

Week 10 Marketing II: Website, The Media

Week 11* Business of Art III: Legalities: Accounting, Copyright, Contracts, etc

Week 12 Activity Night: Load In and Hang Show

Week 13 Professionalism: Artistic and Business Integrity

Week 14 Opportunities II: Residencies, Micro Grants, Speaking/Demos, Work on Loan, Teaching, Donating and Public Works

Week 15* Selling Your Artwork: Commissions, Demo Gigs, Public Art, Festivals, Galleries

Week 16 Success Stories: Students share with the class what they have accomplished in these 16 weeks. Celebration Ensues! De-install Show and Load Out

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Lucas | Sat | 6/15 - 8/3 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


You've made it, now how do you protect it?  Jay Lucas, an SMU educated attorney with over 25 years experience will provide a survey of your rights as an artist, including plain language explanations of the issues with AI, copyrighting, sales, dealing with galleries, contracts, licensing, what one can and cannot use of another’s work, freedom of speech and one’s rights after the sale.  Question and answer will be a big part of this course, and we’ll cover how to register copyrights and other practical solutions.

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Tue | 6/11 - 7/30 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Explore the rich world of visual expression in our course dedicated to the art of observation. "How to Look at Art" delves into the intricacies of interpreting and connecting with artworks across diverse cultures, mediums, and styles. Through interactive discussions and creative exercises, participants will learn to decode symbolism, feel into the emotions of the artwork, develop a nuanced understanding of composition, and approach new ways of personally connecting to works of art. Through collaborative discussions within our vibrant community, we will delve into the connections forged between artworks and our own personal experiences, fostering a rich dialogue that enriches both individual growth and collective understanding. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey of discovery, where the act of looking at art becomes a catalyst for artistic expression, self-discovery, and communal connection.

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Garcia | Mon | 6/10 - 7/29 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


“The Artist’s Way” is a book and a 12-week program written by Julia Cameron. It is designed to help artists recover their creativity, identify and work through their creative blocks, and gain artistic confidence and productivity. Thousands of artists have completed this program and claimed that it awakened their “inner artist” and allowed them to grow in their chosen art form.

The CAC will host a group setting for anyone who would like to gain self-awareness in order to feel more confidence and freedom in their creativity and artistic expression. We will meet once a week on Mondays from 1:30-3:30 in the Painting room.

Please bring a copy of “The Artist’s Way", by Julia Cameron (any edition), a journal or notebook, and a pen or pencil.

This program is offered free of charge.

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