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Think Big! Online Course

Michael Kline

Exciting news! Starting January 6th, ceramic artists, Ben Carter, of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast, and Molly Hatch will be offering a super e-course, Think Big!

From the course description:

In today's art market, artist's have to be more than just makers. We are marketers, sales people, web designers, and so much more. Think Big! is a six week series of interviews with successful ceramic artists, art agents, dream clients and book editors. This series of interviews are designed to help you build the skills you need to expand your creative business, learn some tricks of the trade and think beyond the traditional methods of reaching your market. Click here to register today, or give the e-course as an unique holiday gift for your creative loved ones. Register before January 6th and pay just $99!

Molly and Ben will be joined by these amazing guests who will share their stories and advice,
Week 1:  Meredith Host, potter

Week 2:  Klein Reid, ceramic designers 

Week 3:  Whitney Smith, potter and blogger

Week 4:  Arlene Scanlan, Co-Founder Moxie & Co.
Week 5:  Mary Ann Hall, Editorial Director Quarry Books & Rockport Publishers
Week 6:  Jennifer Rome- Head of Artist Collaborations for Anthropologie Home

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How does the E-course work?
Each week has a themed conversation built around a topic that will help you discover ways to find new audiences, market your business, sell your work, and collaborate with larger companies. These interviews are available at your own pace and will be released once a week for six consecutive weeks. After all the lectures have been posted, you will have an additional six weeks to access course information and bonus materials.

We encourage participants to discuss the videos each week with a prompted discussion group online. Through the discussion board you can connect with other members of the series and reflect on questions and new ideas that come up for you each week. Molly and I will be watching the group discussions and joining in to add our experience with the topic. The discussions are ongoing and accessible throughout the entire series, so you can participate at your own pace, regardless of your time zone.

In addition to the weekly interviews and discussions we will post downloadable worksheets that will help you define your marketing message and come up with new ways to promote your business. The worksheets are for you to keep and work through as you engage with the course material. By the end of the six weeks, you will have gathered new thoughts and ideas, and you will have a clear direction moving forward in your creative business--on to BIG THINGS!

Sound good? I think everybody, no matter what level you are operating at, can benefit from these very successful and innovative artists, designers, and industry insiders. As a matter of fact, I'm going to be taking the course, because I'm always learning! 

So, I hope that you will will join me in this online course. It's going to be fun and insightful!

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Michael Kline

Diana Fayt is teaching an awesome course on designing/creating dynamic ceramics surfaces. It's all online, so no matter where you are in the world you can have exclusive access to her course material!

 From Diana's course introduction:
The course will run for six weeks from September 23rd to October 21st, 2013. During the six weeks we will cover various surface applications on clay such as: mishima inlay, monoprinting on clay, carving and printing with your own block prints. We will explore using unusual objects as printing tools as well as learn how to use other clay drawing media.

Here are some testimonials;

“I also don't know how to thank you enough for this course. It's opened some very big doors for me, doors I didn't even know were there. At times I felt as if someone were tickling me, sometimes to that point where it seems like too much but you don't want them to stop. Thank you for sharing so much of your amazing process with us but also for sharing so much of yourself. I think this has a lot to do with the success of the course. The best workshops I've taken are with people with big, generous personalities. This workshop is the best of the best.”

“This course was absolutely wonderful.  It will take me a LONG time to come near mastering these techniques but they will be fun to work on.  The student work was at SUCH a high level, and the enthusiasm generated infectious.”

“A lot of inspiring ideas and some very helpful tips without having to leave home.”

"Thank you, Diana for sharing your talents with us! This was a great class, packed full of wonderful creative ideas I had no idea about, so I feel very blessed. I was also pleasantly surprised after signing up with how much of yourself you gave during the class--I guess I expected just the demo videos--but you gave a ton of time and attention to us, and I totally ate it up. I will sign up for ANY online class you teach!"

" I thoroughly enjoyed your e-course and learned all the surface decoration techniques I have been wanting to learn about. I think taking an online course is better in many ways than attending a workshop. There are no travel expenses, plus you are right there in your studio so you can practice each technique as you learn it rather than observing a bunch of demos and then trying to remember it all once you get back to your studio. Great video demonstrations, Diana,and thanks for the extras such as Wednesday wonders to get the creative juices flowing"

"What a great class! I am going to be learning from your demos and projects for months."

***Sign up through this link and you will have unlimited access to the videos and course information throughout the duration of the e-course (September 24th thru October 21st) plus for two more months after the course ends until December 21st.***