Are you an artist or maker who’s tired of the hustle?
Do you want to be more in control of your time and energy – and make a living?
Are you ready to grow your creative business into what you always dreamed it could be?
Join us for
Building A Balanced, Sustainable Creative Business
This live, in-person workshop is a deep dive into building a micro creative business that breaks you out of the constant hustle. The pandemic had many of us questioning this aspect of our work and looking for ways to find a better balance.
You’ll learn a simple yet powerful framework to do just that.
The workshop will be held on
Held in my beautiful studio on our farm in Ashtabula, Ohio,
this workshop will be a small group, in-person, live event.
No screens – just you and your classmates learning
in a relaxed, nature-focused environment.
Refreshments will be provided –
come ready to get away and dive in!
You’ll learn to…
~ ditch the hustle and build a sustainable business
~ balance the various aspects of your creative work
~ leverage seasonality to be more in control of your time & energy
~ break out of the feast/ famine cycle of income
~ invest strategically so you can grow your business into what you truly want it to be
This small group setting will give you an opportunity to…
~ receive highly personalized feedback from the instructor
~ brainstorm opportunities for your specific type of business
~ connect with creative like minds
~ tap into the collective wisdom of fellow participants
All while surrounded by nature in a relaxed, hustle-free setting.
Best of all…
Reserve your spot by August 30th and bring a friend for half price!
The class is taught by Chris Zielski, artist and owner of Copper Leaf Studios. An artist for over 25 years and business owner since 2007, she brings years of experience building and running a creative business to her courses.
Prior to becoming a full-time artist, she worked in education. Her ability to teach powerful concepts in an engaging, approachable manner is one of the hallmarks of her teaching style.
Questions & Answers:
Do I have to be an artist? Do I have to sell my work?
You do not have to be an artist! Creative professionals – crafters, makers, sewers, bakers, and creative service providers – will all benefit from the material. If you are a solo entrepreneur or micro business (or interested in becoming one), you will find valuable information in this class.
If you have some selling experience under your belt, you’ll get even more value because you’ll be able to draw from and build upon your personal experiences. Beginners are welcome; they’ll find value in setting up their business to be balanced from the beginning. But, you should be interested in the selling part.
Will I receive personal feedback from the instructor?
Yes! This is one of the benefits of an in-person class, and at the core of my teaching style. You will receive individualized guidance so you can walk away with a highly personalized plan for your business.
In addition, you’ll be surrounded by people who share the same goals, dreams, and challenges as you. You’ll have an opportunity to tap into their collective wisdom to be inspired, to brainstorm, and to share ideas.
What if I can’t make the class?
This is the first in a series of workshops geared toward micro creative businesses. If you’d like to come but can’t make it, reach out or subscribe to my newsletter – I’ll keep you posted on future offerings.
If you have a group of like-minded creatives such as an arts league or club and want to take a class as a group, contact me – I offer discounted rates for groups as small as six people.