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Welcome to the Artist Academy Podcast! I’m your host, Andrea Ehrhardt, and I’m so excited you’re here to catch the weekly replay of my laid back yet very inspiring conversations with other full time professional artists. The purpose of this series is to show aspiring artists that it is completely possible to make a great career out of this art thing. If you ever want to join us live and have your questions answered in real time by myself or featured guests, then just check the schedule over at Facebook.com/Groups/ArtistAcademy every Tuesday! I’ll see you there.

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    • 5.0, 92 Ratings

Welcome to the Artist Academy Podcast! I’m your host, Andrea Ehrhardt, and I’m so excited you’re here to catch the weekly replay of my laid back yet very inspiring conversations with other full time professional artists. The purpose of this series is to show aspiring artists that it is completely possible to make a great career out of this art thing. If you ever want to join us live and have your questions answered in real time by myself or featured guests, then just check the schedule over at Facebook.com/Groups/ArtistAcademy every Tuesday! I’ll see you there.

    104. Live Speed Painting with Montana Engels

    104. Live Speed Painting with Montana Engels

    This week’s episode features Belgium based speed painter Montana Engels. This is actually a rerecord because the first time I interviewed Montana live on Instagram about 6 months ago, the system decided to completely shut off mid conversation, so we lost everything. That is when I started screen recording every single episode from then on out to make sure we recorded the audio just in case something like that ever happened again. Anyway, Montana and I picked up right where we left off, only this time I knew so much more about her and could dive into the specifics of her art business. Some of those specifics include live painting at events! Montana is a speed painter with a really cool technique where she paints with a clear medium and then throws glitter all over the canvas as a surprise reveal to the audience. We talk about how she gets these jobs, where it all started, how she prepares for the crowd, and everything else that goes into. Let me know what you think of this week’s episode with Montana Engels.


    www.artistacademy.co


    www.instagram.com/montana_engels

    • 50 min
    103. Student Spotlight- Learning to Paint Murals with Lindsay Moore and Dorin Mogda

    103. Student Spotlight- Learning to Paint Murals with Lindsay Moore and Dorin Mogda

    This is another episode of the student spotlight series where every Monday I interview my amazing Artist Academy Advanced students to get to know them better, give them direct advice on their art business, and so I can get feedback on how to be a better teacher. This week I’m interviewing Lindsay Moore and Dorin Mogda as we talk all about murals, prints, and everything that comes with being an up and coming artist. Lindsay is currently juggling the motherhood and fulltime artist role ever so well, and she was actually in the middle of painting a mural as we were talking. I could see a fun kids themed mural in the background which just goes to show you how used to juggling things she is. It’s nice to just talk face to face with my students every week so I can better understand them, where they’re coming from, what they’re going through, so I can better understand how to teach them! Anyway, let me know what you think of this student spotlight interview with Lindsay Moore.


    www.instagram.com/lindsaybmooreart


    Next up is Dorin. I’ve mentioned this before but sometimes people join for the community like Lindsay and sometimes people join for the tutorials and templates, like Dorin. He’s an art student who’s just taking it one step at a time entering the art world. We talk about how to handle negative comments on social media and on a more positive note, our mural meetup that’s coming up July 11th! Dorin is meeting us there and I’m so excited to teach everyone everything I know about painting murals. Seriously, if you’re a student I highly encourage anyone within driving distance or a cheap flight away from Iowa to take advantage of this gathering and come learn the ropes. I’m going to be teaching everything from how to spray, to lettering, varnishing, and everything in between. If you’re interested in more info just send me a DM, but for now let’s get to Dorin’s interview.

    www.instagram.com/dmogda.art


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    • 36 min
    102. Add A Cherry On Top

    102. Add A Cherry On Top

    In this episode I’m giving you a major tip to incorporate this one “cherry on top” strategy into your art business. This tip will help you build better relationships with your current customers AND help you get more future business. It’s simple, easy, and a no brainer. Let me know if you agree and please share this episode with anyone who you think needs to hear it!

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    www.instagram.com/artbyandreaehrhardt

    • 23 min
    101. I Hit A Profit Milestone...

    101. I Hit A Profit Milestone...

    We made it to episode 101! Here are the top 7 most downloaded episodes:

    #24 Why You Should Never Give Up Your Copyright with Maria Brophy

    #61 Instagram Tips to Grow Your Art Business with Kate Tova

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    #53 Social Media Strategies with Laurence White

    #31 How to Create and Sell Prints 101

    #49 How to Set Up Residual Income Systems in Your Art Business

    #48 Increase Your Sales with 3 Tier Pricing

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    • 45 min
    100. Student Spotlight- Profiting from TikTok with Brianna Damato

    100. Student Spotlight- Profiting from TikTok with Brianna Damato

    This is another episode of the student spotlight series where every Monday I interview my amazing Artist Academy Advanced students to get to know them better, give them direct advice on their art business, and so I can get feedback on how to be a better teacher. This week I’m interviewing Brianna Damato and we got to dive in on our combined favorite topic: TikTok! I’m always seeing Brianna pop up on my for you page (fyp) and you’ll be intrigued to hear that she is actually getting commissions from using that platform. Yep, it’s not all just fun and games with silly videos, the adults are migrating to TikTok and they are buying art!

    We also talk about our upcoming mural meetup and just to give you an update, Brianna has since bought her plane ticket and is meeting us in Iowa next month for our first ever artist academy group event! We will be painting the most instagrammable spot in the Midwest all while learning just about everything there is to know about murals.

    How to prep a wall, use a projector, operate a lift, use a professional grade paint sprayer, paint calligraphy, apply varnish, AND you will get photos and video to use on your website! This is free for students only so if you’re interested just send me a DM and I’ll give you all the travel details.


    www.instagram.com/brianna_damato_art


    www.artistacademy.co

    • 36 min
    99. Painting with Purpose with Sophie Green

    99. Painting with Purpose with Sophie Green

    This week’s episode features UK based wildlife artist and animal rights advocate Sophie Green. I felt like I was talking to a girlfriend in this interview. Sophie just kept it real and says it like it is, but in the nicest possible way. She’s full of advice and this fun fact was a first for me… Sophie gets a lot of her commission requests from Twitter. I’ve never had an artist say that in an interview. It’s always Instagram or art shows or any traditional route, but never Twitter. We talk about ways to get more work and where to focus your time as a self-employed artist. She shares how it took 3 years for her to transition from teacher to full time artist. She found a method that worked for her and now she’s seeing the benefits of it. She mentions to leave your ego at the door especially when first starting out as an artist and I think that will hit home to anyone in the beginning of this art journey who is not getting immediate sales and beating themselves up over it. It’s okay! It’s okay to take a few years to get to a goal and it’s okay to not have people banging at your door right out of the gate. Even with this podcast if you go listen to the first couple episodes, oh boy, I had no idea what I was doing. Now a year later I feel like I’m just getting it figured out and we’ve just begun to grow. Having a goal in mind and a direction to head towards is something that has helped me and Sophie be “successful” and she shares how she went about it this interview. So let me know what you think of this week’s episode with Sophie Green.


    www.instagram.com/sophiegreenfineart


    www.artistacademy.co

    • 56 min

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92 Ratings

rcubedcolorings ,

Always uplifted

Through the positive vibes of your shows. Thanks for providing tips and tricks for inspiring and emerging artists with a bright perspective. @rcubedcolorings

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Great podcast. Very informative!!!

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A true art educator

Andrea is a true art educator. She gives us honest information on every aspect of her business. She also interviews genuine guests who are doing their very best to make their art business work. Thanks so much for all you do and keep up these awesome podcasts.

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