Bethany Haeseler

Artists and Entrepreneurs Monthly Art Talks

The last Wednesday of very month at Artascope Studios in South Portland, we gather for our monthly Artists and Entrepreneurs art talk. This group is a place to share the collective wisdom of Artists & Entrepreneurs everywhere who have developed successful techniques for handling the business side of art. We share information about marketing & promotion, social networking, online selling, representation, shows, wholesale vs. retail, accounting, bank financing, product development, branding, pricing, packaging and how to be successful.

This month on Wednesday June 30th Bethany Haeseler will lead a discussion on blogging.  Are you curious about it? Bethany will answer questions like “what should I write about?” and most importantly, “how do I get started?” Bethany is a professional webmaster and an accomplished artist, completing her MFA from Ohio State University in 2009. She has been blogging since 1998 and is a wealth of information. In this one-night workshop you will learn how to start your very own blog with WordPress. Bring your laptop, leave with a blog. Really. Join us at  Artascope Studios in South Portland, the talk starts at 7pm and will go until 8:30. There is no fee for this event.

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday evening! Come a bit early to meet other artists in your community. Bring business cards, any art projects to show off ( we LOVE show and tell!) and maybe some treats to share. And if you have a laptop bring it with you to get started on your blog right away (don’t forget your power cord)! If you don’t bring a laptop, that’s ok too, just bring yourself and any questions you have about blogging. See you there!

Join the Artists and Entrepreneurs Facebook group! RSVP to the event and post any questions you have right now so Bethany can get an idea of you want to learn on Wednesday.

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Inspired April Art Night Out Classes

Check out our April Art Night Out® schedule! We have been inspired by all of the new ideas Catherine brought back from her exciting trip to the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show this year.  At the CHA show artists from around the world gather to share ideas and inspiration. Artascope Studios founder Catherine Bickford went to the CHA and the Gem Show in Tucson, AZ and learned about new materials and techniques that now we get to incorporate into classes at Artascope this spring.

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Art Night Out® classes are all about personalization and showing the world how exceptionally unique we are. This April you can learn how to use collage to make personally meaningful art in the Collage Resin Pendant class. Or create a story with a necklace that will be 100% yours as you learn wire working techniques and add charms, findings and beads. Personalize your cell phone or i-pod with the felted cover, or create your own rubber stamps and make everything from your grocery list to party invitations personalized with your own seal. Check out the whole list of Art Night Out® classes start to personalize your life!

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Some of the the national artists that Catherine met at the CHA show are coming to Maine and you can take Art Escape® classes from them at Artascope this year. Donna Downey comes in June to teach “Simply Irresistible Surfaces”,  in September Claudine Hellmuth teaches “Beeswax Collage” and Catherine Matthews-Scanlon teaches “Sewn Paper Cards” in November. There are Art Escape® classes every month with great teachers, like Gina Lee Kim’s Watercolor Class in the Summer and Fall, and Bethany Haeseler teaching “Stained Glass with Fusing Techniques” this April. Visit the Art Escape® website to see all of the classes!

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