Summer Youth: Marketing for Makers (Ages 12-18)

  • Monday, July 25, 2022
  • Thursday, July 28, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 25, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 28, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Studio, Class Code: ME072522CB
  • 6


  • $250
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    Registration closes on Wednesday, 7/20 at 9:00 am.


Do you dream of earning money as an artist? Make that dream a reality by learning how to market your artwork to reach a bigger audience! No matter what your medium is, you can use tips and tricks from the marketing trade to make your art shine on a bigger stage. From jewelry-makers to woodworkers, illustrators and digital artists, textile crafters, and mixed media creators, you can sell your craft by getting in front of the right people — with the right price and the right message!

In this four-session class, you’ll learn:

  • How to create a brand with your own style
  • How to price and position your art for the right audience
  • How to photograph and/or present your art so that it sells
  • How to create an Etsy page
  • How to get people to see your Etsy page
  • How to switch things up if your art is not selling
  • How to officially start a business (and pay taxes) if you start making serious money
  • To get you up and running in just four days, there will be some fun homework with this class.

Note: This class is tailored to students 12-18 who have an established art or craft they feel confident about. Participants should bring their own tablet or smartphone and will be required to download a subscription-based design software called Canva (which has a limited free version available). Participants will also be asked to use existing social media and email accounts to promote their materials, though this is optional if they don’t have them or don’t want to use them for promotional purposes. Finally, they will also be creating an Etsy account, which will require a credit card in order to go live (this is part of their class homework).


  • This Summer Youth class is for youth ages 12-18. Registration closes on Wednesday, July 20 at 4:00 pm.
  • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
  • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
  • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

Instructor Bio:

Carrie Bancroft is a magical marketer, event creator, mother of an aspiring artist, and writer. When she's not running creativity workshops and insanely awesome events, she can be found helping others live the life of their dreams, exploring tidal pools with her son, hanging out with horses and cats, or adventuring in the wilds of the Olympic Peninsula.

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