I am really excited about an online class that I recently discovered. Its call MATS (Make Art That Sells) and was created by an artist-turned-art-licensing-agent, Lilla Rogers. There are actually 2 classes, one is called MATS Bootcamp and the other is called MATS: Part A and B. I signed up for both even though the MATS Part A and B costs a lot of money (around $1100 U.S.)
The MATS Bootcamp starts February 3rd (I can hardly wait!) and lasts for 6 months. Its basically a class that sends out art assignments that are geared toward helping you get your portfolio ready to send out to art reps. And it also offers an online community of artists, which I really need. I’m sitting here in my apartment all by my lonesome self, working on artwork day after day. I am still looking for a part-time job but the more I stay at home and do art, the more that’s all I really want to do.
The MATS Part A and B classes are shorter (only a month each) and are geared toward teaching artist the different types of art that sell (this is all about licensing your artwork of course) and the markets that license art for their various products. The MATS Part A and B classes have industry experts involved and its an opportunity to get your artwork in front of those people.
That’s my big dream now, to have my art licensed on products and get royalty checks. To just work from home on artwork and get paid for it. Isn’t that every artist’s dream? It’s been mine for several decades and now I’m actually going to do something about making it a reality. I’ll post on how the class is going and post my artwork from the assignments. Yeah, I’m so excited.