• Fine Craft as a Business
    September 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fine Craft as a Business Workshop

Date: September 18, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon (approx.)

Cost: $10 non-PGC members; $5 for PGC members

Location: Via Zoom (Persons who enroll in this workshop will be advised of the Zoom log-in information several days prior to the event)

Description: This workshop continues the series of presentations designed to assist those seeking to turn their efforts to create and sell their fine craft into a business.  This session will cover:

Business Basics:  PGC Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will outline the basic elements of turning a hobby into a business. Topics include the pros and cons of making art a business, business forms, accounting, taxes, copyright, professional advice, and assistance.

Consignment: Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) Gallery Manager, Leah Keilman, will describe the benefits of consigning your work to a gallery that represents multiple artists.  Topics include the pros and cons of consignment, how to select a gallery, how to approach a gallery, consignment terms.

About the Presenters:

Dan Hayward has been working in glass since 2002 and attained Master Artisan status in 2019. He creates stained glass panels and functional pieces of kiln-formed (fused) glass.  As an instructor for PGC, he offers many different types of workshops to help those interested in stained glass to move from neophyte to experienced glass artist.  After 21 years in the Navy and another 21+ in the private and non-profit sectors, Dan devotes much of his time to volunteer service in the arts communities, currently serving as PGC Board member and Chair of the Finance Committee; Treasurer of Pennsylvania Designer Craftsmen; and Treasurer of the Harrisburg Symphony Association Board. He has also served as PGC President and President of the Yellow Breaches Chapter, his local PGC chapter.

Leah Keilman, born and raised in Newport, PA, joined the PCCA staff in September 2018. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she graduated in 2007 with a degree in Art Education and a minor in Painting and Printmaking. Leah heads up management of PCCA Gallery and supports marketing and social media initiatives, while commissioning paintings and enjoying time with her four kids. She paints her popular commissioned pet portraits in acrylics, but also dabbles in landscapes and other subject matter and media. “I think my art is most successful when I paint something with a real connection to my life.”

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild. In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone at 717-431-8706 or email handmade@pacrafts.org at least 7 days before the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a 100% tuition class credit.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.


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