|The "Business of Art" class covers getting your web
site, pricing your work, and getting free publicity. On Thursday Sept. 25, I will teach
the Business of Art class in my Houston studio. I will teach the class at College Station
for the Brazos Valley Art League on Thursday, October 16 . If that location is more
convenient, you can make your reservation directly with Nancy Elliott. Her contact info is
On this page you can read what some
artists have said about my Business of Art class.
Knowledge is power. Are you ready to
get the knowledge you need?
If your answer is "yes" call 281-330-3827
now to register for the Business of Art class.
|Ron Stokes, of Angleton, attended my "How to Get your Artist
Web Site" Class in July and wrote to me:
The workbook Ron mentions comes with the home study version of the course.
|"I have just finished my
first reading of your workbook and I just wanted you to know that the emotional result is
like one being filled with high octane fuel. The information is so useful and your
coaching segments near the end really inspire one to work harder to achieve one's art-art
Your workbook strategy
works; the information combined with the very useful websites makes your workbook a
complete beginners' instrument that one can take and use to complete one's first website.
Again, thank you for the class and your careful and
|More recently, when I asked Ron for permission to use his comments
about my class, he added this:
your class this summer, I completed an art piece that was accepted in a jurist show with
the Brazosport Art League. I credit your inspiration from your class to get in the
studio and finish the piece-and, I want to thank you for that, and for everything."
|Joy Cottrell, of Spring, purchased the workbook
and CDs from the "Business of Art" class in January. You can read her original
comments at the bottom of this page. Later Joy attended my advanced "How to
Price your Art" class.
She was getting ready for a gallery show in
response to my inquiry about her show, Joy emailed me:
"It was a
real success. Lots of people, about 85. I sold two originals & lots of prints &
notecards! A big part of the success was all the information I've learned from you!
Thanks again for all the good info.
You have a lot to offer us artists on a down-to-earth, easy to understand,
encouragement to try SOMETHING level."
|Joy had also suggested that I write for one of the artist
||I have been giving serious thought to her suggestion. Everything
takes longer to implement than we anticipate. When we first consider a new big idea,
sometimes it seems like more than we are willing to tackle. But as our creative brain
considers how we might accomplish the task, we become comfortable with the idea...and it
begins to feel a lot more manageable.
|K. Smith, of Houston, has registered multiple domain names for Joe
Goodbuddy, the character who pupulates her whimsical paintings. In her comments, she asks
an important question. And then she answers it.
does one become inspired to do something when one does not know how to do it or how to
Answer: Take Ann Bell's class. Ann is great on stimulating the
mind and assisting you with your quest.
Thanks, Ann, for all the ideas to help me focus on my art.
|Karen Hagin, of Katy, attended my class in February.
Go see the effects of your influence and class--my website. I know you will like the
color. It has been challenging but mostly fun. I learn something new every day.
Thanks for your inspiration and guidance. And thanks for keeping in touch.
|As Karen has proved, you don't necessarily have to do it yourself,
but you do need a clear idea of what you want. You must also communicate your vision
effectively. and shop carefully.
She hired someone to build the
site for her, and the result is a complete web presence within her budget.
response to my request for permission to publish her comments Karen explained that after
the class, she had experimented with Frontpage and another program, but ..."came to
the conclusion that to get anywhere near the look I wanted I would need more expensive
software and shopping cart software."
"Through your class,
you motivated me to get started and keep going. I also learned about important things that
helped me to have a broad understanding, to focus my direction, but more importantly, to
act on what I'd learned. I'm still working on things you taught, like creating a mailing
list of everyone I know so that I can send postcards....
|J K Toler, of Livingston, followed my suggestion to register
her domain name right away. She also set up her web hosting account and selected a
template. Now she is putting the pieces together. I am eager to see
www.jktoler.com when it appears.
J K Toler said: "I took a class from Ann Bell (The Business
of Art), which got my adrenaline going to "git 'er done"! I have been
wanting to do it for awhile, but didn't feel qualified or ready. Now I feel more
knowledgeable, since the class with Ann, and more venturous and ready, as an artist!
I was inspired by the class and am looking forward to getting
my web address functioning."
||Knowledge + Inspiration + Action = Success
Are you puzzled about what steps to take
to advance your art career without spending a fortune?
Are you serious about wanting to gain recognition for
yourself and your art?
Do you want to reap the benefits from the years of
classes and work you have invested in your art?
Would you like to gain power...and increase your level of
success...by taking responsibility for your own career?
Do you want to promote yourself--to make others aware of
you and your art--using the power of the internet AND the power of free publicity.
If you answered "YES" to these questions,
Call Ann Bell at 281-330-3827 Now to reserve your place in the class.
If you cannot attend in person, you can purchase the Home Study version
Learn the steps you need to take. Begin now.
You can take one simple step at a time. Each step you
take helps you feel more confident.
YOU DECIDE which steps you want to take first. Choose the
steps that feel comfortable to you.
You are already doing a lot! But a small amount of additional effort can make a
If you need critical business information, you can get
the information by taking "Business of Art."
Call me at 281-330-3827 to reserve your place.
|Sheila Conner, of Freeport, participant in my first Business of
Art class, went home and took action. She has built an awesome web site. www.smconner.com
thank you for sharing. I know you will inspire other artists by sharing your process of
working through the overwhelm. When a task feels huge, we each tend to think it is beyond
our abilities. But by breaking it down and taking one step at a time, we can complete any
task...just like eating that elephant.
The notebook Sheila refers to comes
with the home study version of the class.
"When I took Ann's Business of Art class last December, I felt so intimidated! After all, I'm an artist, not a business woman. And there was so much information! I must admit, I left feeling a little overwhelmed.
BUT I decided to begin like you do when you eat an elephant--one
bite at a time! I began reading through the notebook (a BIG help) and doing little
things, like getting a URL address.
Each time I took a step and succeeded, my confidence rose.
The key is to just START.
Within a month, I had a web site up and running, business cards
and postcards in hand, and now, a photo blog---all because Ann told me I could, and gave
me good tools to work with! If I can do it,
anyone can do it!"
||Sheila made excellent use of the information I
provided in class and in the workbook!
The home study class includes
the workbook. Using the workbook, you take one step at a time, at your own pace.
"START" is the magic word. If you do not start, nothing happens! Workbook is
available to participants in the Houston class for a small additional fee, for those who
want it. All class participants will receive written class notes with all website URLs
that I mention.
And IF you don't get the information, nothing is likely to happen.
||Are you ready to stack the cards
in your favor by getting the information you need?
Call now to register: 281-330-3827
SITE and your PUBLICITY work for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while you are
creating, and while you are sleeping--but ONLY if you set them up so they can work.