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Create Your Own Artist Portfolio Website

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - June 28 @ 3:30 pm PDT

$525

Calling all artists—share your art with the world!

Join us for an immersive 8-week class series where you’ll design and publish your very own artist portfolio website.

Under the guidance of expert web designer Melissa McGlenn, you’ll be guided through every step of the website design and publishing process.

In this hands-on class series you will:

  • Build a stunning portfolio website that truly reflects your unique style and talent
  • Learn techniques for photographing artwork to showcase it effectively online
  • Design a professional logo based on your name
  • Gain insights on how to share your artistic journey and connect with your audience
  • Enjoy an artist community and networking opportunities with fellow creatives
  • Be supported with 1:1 exclusive access to personalized marketing advice and support

Time: Fridays from 2-3:30pm
Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 31 & June 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: SageBrusher Art Society & Studio, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave, Bend, OR 97702
Pricing: $495 for SageBrushers Members, $525 for non-members.
Space is limited to 10 students—reserve yours now.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to share your art with the world!

Melissa McGlenn
Melissa McGlenn

Owner and Creative Director at Inspired Melissa

“As your Creative Director, my mission is to empower entreprenuers and artists to feel proud of their online presence and confident in reaching their audience. With a vision for exceeding expectations, I strive to deliver beautiful outcomes that showcase your unique artistic vision. I take a practical approach to teaching, providing abundant guidance and creative solutions to help you navigate the world of web design with ease.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it required that I attend all eight classes?
A: Yes, if you want to complete your website within the timeframe of the class, attending all sessions is necessary. There will be recap recordings shared within 48 hours of the class, as well as, weekly office hours you can attend to work 1:1 with me.

Q: What if I can’t attend all the classes due to scheduling conflicts?
A: While it’s highly recommended to attend all sessions to get the most out of the course, we understand that scheduling conflicts may arise. Please contact Melissa McGlenn to discuss options for catching up on missed content.

Q: Why are you teaching this class?
A: I believe in fostering the growth of our community. Professional websites can often cost upwards of $5,000, and by offering this class in a group setting, it becomes affordable and valuable to fellow artists.

Q: Do I need to be a SageBrushers member to attend?
A: No, however, special pricing is available for members as SageBrushers is sponsoring the class series.

Q: What do I need to attend? Are there any prerequisites?
A: You will need to bring a portable device to class, preferably a laptop. While it’s possible to build your website using an iPad, the small screen may limit your design capabilities. It would also be helpful if you have experience using common applications like Microsoft Word or Mac Pages to navigate the website builder effectively.

Q: Are hosting and a domain name included in the course fee?
A: No, hosting and a domain name are not included in the course fee. However, we will provide guidance on how to set up hosting and purchase a domain name for your website. These costs are typically around $200 per year for hosting and $15 per year for a domain name. As a special offer, participants will receive a 30% discount for their first year of hosting.

Q: What platform will the website be built on?
A: Your website will be built using SquareSpace, which is a fantastic all-in-one solution for building and hosting websites. SquareSpace offers user-friendly tools that make it easy to create a professional website without the need for coding or technical expertise. Additionally, SquareSpace offers additional services such as an online store and the ability to send out newsletters, providing a comprehensive solution for your future website needs.

Q: Where is this class series going to take place?
A: This class series will be held in person at the SageBrushers Art Society Studio located in the upper Old Mill District.

Q: Will I receive any materials or resources to help me after the course ends?
A: Yes, participants will receive an individual binder with supplementary materials and resources.

Q: Can I customize my website beyond the guidance provided in the class?
A: Absolutely! The class will provide a foundation for building your website, but you’ll have the flexibility to customize and expand upon it to suit your unique artistic vision and goals.

Q: Will there be opportunities for feedback and critique of my website during the course?
A: Yes, there will be dedicated time for peer feedback and instructor guidance throughout the course to help you refine and improve your website as you progress.

Q: Does this include an online store to sell my artwork?
A: No, an online store is not included in the class series. However, you can add one to your site later, and there is even a special print-on-demand option available through SquareSpace. If there is enough interest, we can consider offering additional classes that cover how to set up and manage an online store.

Q: Does this include selling on social media?
A: No, the class does not cover selling on social media directly. However, you will be able to link your website to your social media accounts if you already have them set up. Additionally, you can schedule a 1:1 session with Melissa for social media sales strategy and tutoring to learn more about leveraging social media for your art sales.

Q: Does this include selling on social media?
A: No, the class does not cover selling on social media directly. However, you will be able to link your website to your social media accounts if you already have them set up. Additionally, you can schedule a 1:1 session with Melissa for social media sales strategy and tutoring to learn more about leveraging social media for your art sales.

Q: Who can I contact to get updates once I have signed up?
A: You can contact Melissa McGlenn for updates.

What are you waiting for? The time has come to share your art with the world!

Details

Start:
May 3 @ 2:00 pm PDT
End:
June 28 @ 3:30 pm PDT
Cost:
$525

Venue

SageBrushers Art Studio
117 SW Roosevelt Ave
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Organizer

Melissa McGlenn
Phone
541-280-3642
Email
melissa@inspiredmelissa.com

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