Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia
Patrick County - Stuart, Virginia - Blue Ridge Mountains
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Art to Market: Entrepreneurial Training to Get Your Products Market-Ready

Nov 16, 2019

Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Avenue  - Stuart, VA  - 276-694-7181  -

The Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to bring Jennifer Reis, Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Entrepreneurship at UNC-Greensboro, to the Creative Arts Center for a 4-part program called Art to Market. Whether you are a traditional artist or crafter, or have some other product you produce for your small business, this series of classes is designed to help you bring your products to market in the most effective and beneficial way. Reis will cover all areas of product development, including photography, designing booths for fairs, website, social media, packaging and so much more. You really cannot get a better short course just in time for the holiday festival and fair season. The cost of the program is $25.00 for Patrick County residents, and $40.00 for all others. Individual sessions may be taken at $10.00 per session, provided there is space available. The class is limited to 12 participants. The four training sessions will include: Saturday, September 28th: From Art to Entrepreneurship: Business Thinking for Creative Makers; Product Development and Diversification. Saturday, October 12th: Branding, Digital marketing, Writing about Yourself and Your Work, Sales. Saturday, November 2nd: Pricing, Packaging and Booth Design, Introduction to E-commerce, Introduction to the Proudly Patrick County Program. Saturday, November 16th: Art/Product Photography, Website Work. Open to entrepreneurs ages 16 and up. You must have a physical product to bring to market to participate. Twelve spaces are available in this class. For more questions, contact Lisa Martin at the Reynolds Homestead or Rebecca Adcock at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. To register in advance, please contact Lisa Martin at 276-694-7181,