artist mentoring program
- what is an artist mentor?
A one-on-one/artist-to-artist relationship where the focus is on supporting the growth and development of an artist. A mentor provides a source of knowledge, guidance and support, focusing on strengthening an artist’s skills. Choosing to work with a mentor can advance an artist’s journey with the guidance in overcoming the challenges in achieving their goals.
When you choose an art class, or a workshop, are you looking for an instructor or a mentor?
In my experience there’s a big difference between the two.
- Instructors vs. Mentors
Artist Mentoring Program Options
You will need access to internet and video chat capabilities or phone if you prefer. A camera or scanner would be handy to send me images of your artwork.
• initial consultation: ½ hour phone conversation to discuss your needs, availability and expectations from this Service. This includes agreeing a schedule and process with me as your Mentor.
• first mentoring session: (one hour video chat) is designed to more specifically determine and define your goals, discuss any creative road blocks, review your time management/workflow, review your artwork & implement a course of action. This will also include suggestions for follow-up work together.
Private In-Person Sessions
- Prior to scheduling we will discuss needs/content that you are interested in.
- All Sessions are scheduled based on availability
- Class fee is per person
- Additional materials fee may apply based off of the scope of your project.
- All skills levels welcome.
- 1 Day : $525 per student
- 2 Day : $725 per student
- 3 Day : $1025 per student
Art Business Workshop [3 Day]
Are you looking to design & open your own online and/or brick & mortar studio? Perhaps you already have your own online shop or studio and want to grow it.
Donna Downey Studios Consulting Workshops are designed to give you the information and training needed to succeed in today's highly competitive art market. Our workshops insure a personalized experience led by Donna and Bill Downey who have owned/operated a successful and growing art studio and online shop for over 10 years.
This full immersion style class methodology allows you as the Artist and business owner to gain the confidence and competency to open and/or operate your art business efficiently successfully.
This intensive workshop includes lectures on start-up, operations, management, and hands-on training in our studio. This workshop is designed for Artists, prospective business owners, and existing studio owners. Our students have a true passion and dedication for succeeding in the art industry and want to perfect their craft.
Business subjects include: Creating a success online ecommerce website, Concept Development, Business Planning, Business Plans, Studio Design, Studio Ambiance, Selecting Vendors, Operational Systems and Controls, Financial Projections, Marketing Your Business, Social Media and Website Significance, Developing your brand, Logo Creation, Facebook/Instagram Ads, Pinterest, Target Email Marketing, Online Workshop Development & Delivery Content, Offering Artist Workshops & Retreats, Shipping Solutions, and more.
Custom Workshops at Donna Downey Studios [1-3 Days]
Many studios/stores in the art & craft industry need specific information in order to grow. Some businesses want to enter into the art & retreat industry but first need information and guidance.
Donna Downey Studios Consulting provides a "think tank" environment for your company representatives in an environment free from the daily demands of your normal company business. Here they can learn how to design your strategy. We can help develop and fine-tune a specific business strategy that meets the mission and goals of your business.
Our knowledge of the art industry and our expertise in marketing and public relations make us the logical choice for companies looking to expand or develop their own programs. With the help of our consulting and training services, your company can improve its visibility and bottom line.
We invite you and/or your staff to a customized 1-3 day training and business seminar at Donna Downey Studios. We will design a seminar to fit your store/studio's specific needs.
Call us for more information at 704-560-6819
On-Site Training & Consultation
If you are unable to make the trip out to Charlotte, NC for our classes, don't worry, we can come to you! We are able to visit your site to either set up training and work with you and your staff one on one.
Learn more about our consulting services email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-560-6819