Amy Brnger & Amy Vander Els - All The Hats: The Artist in Business (Online); Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific Time, 4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time, 9-10:30 PM London Time

What does it take to make a business from your art? Painter Amy Brnger and jewelry maker Amy Vander Els, longtime friends and business owners, share their habits and practices to help you launch your art business in the right direction.

Topics will include building healthy habits, social media and marketing, diversifying your income stream, and goal setting.

Amy Brnger has painted still life, flowers, and landscape for as long as she has been an artist. She uses nature as a vehicle, or an excuse, to paint, and enjoys painting places and things with and about which she is familiar or curious. With her interiors, still life and landscape are often paired together, as both influence one another equally.  These subjects are strongly related, since the kinds of still life objects she often chooses to paint are themselves directly derived from the landscape: flowers; leaves; fruits and vegetables; bird’s nests, etc. She also enjoys painting flowers and food on their own.

Amy Vander Els grew up in the seacoast of New Hampshire and studied Studio Art and Art Education in college, earning both a B.A. and an M.Ed in k-12 Art Education from the University of New Hampshire. Her teaching career brought her overseas to teach visual art at international schools in Italy, Hungary and the Cayman Islands. Amy returned to New England in 2014, began studying encaustic painting at Maine College of Art, and now designs jewelry, creates artwork and teaches encaustic workshops out of her mill studio in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Her jewelry and print designs are sold in boutiques, galleries and gift shops throughout New England and her award-winning artwork has been featured in solo, group, invitational, and juried exhibitions as well as private collections throughout the US, Canada, South America and Europe.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.