Donna Downey Studios Art Business Workshop  | May 12-14th, 2017
Studio Workshop

Donna Downey Studios Art Business Workshop

  • Instructor bill and donna downey
  • Date May 12-14, 2017

Donna Downey Studios Art Business Workshop


With more than 15 years of experience behind us, we know the world of making art into a business. More importantly, we know how to share our knowledge, experience and solutions to best help you create, build and grow your art into a business.

Workshop Description:

Are you looking to make your Art into a career but not sure where to start?

Have you been planning on designing & opening your own online and/or brick & mortar studio?

Do you already have your own online shop and/or studio and looking for ways to expand your business and increase your profits?

If you said YES to any of these questions, then we can help!!!

Our Art Business Workshop is designed to give you the information and training needed to succeed in today's highly competitive art market. This workshop insures a personalized experience led by Donna and Bill Downey who have owned/operated a successful art studio and online shop for over 15 years. We work hard to ensure that our clients walk away with a comprehensive understanding of the art industry and the confidence to open their own successful studio and/or online business.

This full immersion style class methodology allows you, as the Artist and business owner, to gain the confidence and competency to operate your art business efficiently successfully.

Our Art Business 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 successful online ecommerce website, Online Workshop Development & Delivery Content, How to succeed in offering Artist Workshops & Retreats, Shipping Solutions, Concept Development, Business Planning, 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, Merchandise Creation, Creating a Art License Plan, and much more.


Friday May 12th : 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday May 13h: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday May 14th: 10:00am-5:00pm



      Donna Downey Studios Workshops Policies : Half-day, full-day, multi-day workshops, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Once you purchase a workshop you will be enrolled.

      Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.

      Emergency Cancellations : In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed to students in full.

      If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out, please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.

      Questions? Contact

      Studio events are a 2-4 day immersion in mixed-media art and journaling. These creative weekends are filled with the process driven exploration of creative mediums and applications in an intimate, supportive environment, challenging students to expand their creativity through the exploration of new artistic methods and mediums.


      What airport do I fly into?
      Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina

      Do I need to rent a car?
      No, we will pick you up from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio

      Where can I park?
      Parking is located along the left side of the building

      Which hotel do I book?

      Hampton Inn & Suites (located 1 mile from Donna Downey Studios)
      10305 Wilmington Street, Huntersville, NC, 28078

      To register online for the special event rate, click here or call and use Donna Downey Studios corporate code 0002759994

      If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out,
      please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.
      Questions? Contact

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