Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Making a Living as an Artist, Designer, & Furnituremaker with Michael Fortune

Dates: 5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
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Cost: $140
Deposit: $50

Whether you goal is becoming a self employed designer/craftsperson or pursuing furniture making as a means of generating extra income, this one-day seminar will be very useful. Where do you start looking for the type of clients that will allow you to develop your own style rather than simply make something they have seen elsewhere -- but only cheaper? Simply put, the type of client you want to attract isn't just buying a piece of furniture, they are buying you and your enthusiasm for your vision of what furniture might be. What are the key ingredients to developing a successful, meaningful, and financially viable career? How do I present myself? My design ideas? My portfolio? Michael will explain the importance of the personal attributes and the variety of skills you'll need to succeed right from the beginning. If your future includes developing a career as a designer or craftsperson, then Michael will help you develop strategies for survival leading to prosperity.

Key Points:

Defining your strengths
Interaction with you clients
How to attract the best clients
Marketing in a tough economy
Starting your own business
Setting up a working shop

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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