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Start Teaching Art Classes
Have you been thinking about how to start teaching art classes?
If you are an artist and passionate about painting chances are good you are looking for ways to expand your art business and add additional income streams. Teaching art classes is a great way to create income, either part time or full time, as long as you approach it in the right way.
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For the last five years we have been working with artists to help them start their own successful art teaching business through our Moore Certified Instructor program.
In this video below I break down the numbers for you on how to make $500 a day teaching one day art workshops.
This is just one approach to how to create income teaching art but its a great place to start for many artists:
As you can see above in the video, if you are an artist looking to start an art teaching business then the best place to start is with doing one day workshops. In the video I break down the numbers so you can see how you can make $500 a day.
Does this mean you will always make $500 a day?
No not necessarily. Some workshops you will make less and maybe only break even on, others you will make more.
The key is knowing how to find and attract students to you. Once you get regular students, which may take a bit of time, your marketing costs go down which means your profit per workshop goes up.
When looking at different art teacher certification programs its important to know that most of them (if not all of them) only focus on the painting method and gloss over the business and marketing side. This is a mistake and many artists who become certified do not go on and create a successful art teaching business.
That's why in the Moore Certified Instructor program we spend a lot of time going over the marketing side of the business. You will see real case studies where I go into a new town where I was unknown and start running classes with 8 students using basic marketing techniques.
If you are ready to start teaching art classes make sure you get access to the right knowledge you need.
There is plenty of opportunity out there for artists to make a steady income from teaching art ... in fact I am often telling artists this is the greatest time in history for artists.
You just need the right strategy and training to make it work for you.
When Are You Ready To Start Teaching Art Classes?
How do you know if you are ready to begin to teaching art classes is a question I hear often.
The answer to this is it depends on the market you are wanting to teach. If you are looking to teach beginners for example then you are most likely ready now. The beginner market requires a structured approach to teaching them. They like a step by step style of teaching because they are uncertain about the basic skills of painting.
So if you have a structured approach like the Moore Method of Painting then it makes it much easier to teach the beginner market.
When I started teaching the beginner market I was not a great artist. I was still learning to paint myself. But I knew more than the average beginner who had not picked up a brush before. So as long as you have some knowledge and skills with painting, and you use a structure teaching approach, then you can start teaching beginners today if you decide to.
How I Structured My Art Classes
The approach I took when I started was to run one day beginner workshops. We would do a simple painting, usually a basic landscape or seascape, and the goal was to finish the painting in the one workshop.
Think about the power of this. Someone who has always wanted to paint, but didn't think they had the talent, comes along to a one day workshop and completes their first painting. This is exciting to them especially when they get positive feedback from family and friends.
These students are likely to become regulars. Regular students in your art classes is the goal because when you can fill out your workshops and art classes with regulars your costs of marketing comes right down and your profits go up.
So this was always my goal ... to make sure new students had a great experience and felt excited about continuing.
Again this comes down to having the right methodology of how you go about teaching your art classes.
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