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MATS Home Decor Student Showcase part 4 {May 2016 class}


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We are so proud of our wonderful Make Art That Sells alumni and are pleased to showcase a series of gorgeous student work that was produced in our May session of Creating Collections for Home Décor

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SARA FRANKLIN | SARA FRANKLIN DESIGN LLC

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Sara_Franklin_BioPic_webI designed this bedroom set to be relaxing and calming, mixing colors and textures to create a happy, warm feeling. I would love to have a bedroom with this duvet cover and colors!

How did the Home Décor class help you grow?

I learned how to let go and follow my instinct. I felt the most happy when I was enjoying the process, instead of worrying about the outcome each week. I really loved creating a cohesive collection. Going more in depth into a theme helped me to discover something new each week. Lilla and Margo gave me permission to be free!

What did you discover about yourself?

I discovered a way that I love working, and to follow my joy! I learned that sometimes getting started is the best thing to do to get unstuck because the process will lead you to where you want to go.

How would you describe the course to a friend?

This course is fun, exciting and extremely informative! The Facebook group is also very valuable with so many talented artists that support each other. Lilla and Margo will guide you through all the nuts and bolts that you need to create your own unique collection. They will give you excellent guidance to move forward in this industry with confidence!

See more work here: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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LALA BOWER DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION

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Short Description of Image: Dollhouse Flowers Collection – Love blooms here! Designs hand painted in watercolor made for ceramic kitchenware and dinnerware.

How did the Home Décor class help you grow?

The MATS Home Décor class helped me grow as a designer by introducing us to different finishing techniques used on different materials used in home decor that I wasn’t familiar with. I don’t think there is any other course like it that shows you different finishing techniques. It opened my eyes to a new market for my designs and illustrations.

What did you discover about yourself?

Oftentimes as a designer and illustrator we strive to create graphics that follow trends and tailor our graphics to what is already out there. Or to make our illustrations look “perfect”. I learned in this course that what is most important is to tap into your own uniqueness or quirkiness rather than just being a follower of trends. This is brought out through the process of doing her “minis” before the actual assignment. The minis allow you to draw and play without the pressure of having it look a certain way or to fit an end product. So by the time you get the actual assignment, you have explored much of your uniqueness and that it becomes a big part of your overall design. This is especially important when you are in the process of looking for your own signature illustration style.

How would you describe the course to a friend?

I would describe the Home Décor class to a friend as a fun way to rediscover your unique style as an illustrator and Lilla Rogers shows how you can capitalize on that and help you turn it into a business.

See more work here: Website | Instagram

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LEAH MALMOS

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This is my favorite image because I can imagine this room in real life. I really wish I could buy my pom-pom floral rug!

How did the Home Décor class help you grow?

The Home Décor class helped me grow by having access to industry trend boards and amazing product mockups. Having an inside edge to the current trends in the home decor market is essential in a “trend-driven” market.

What did you discover about yourself?

I discovered about myself that if I am given a direction and color palette it is much easier for me to get into the act of art-making instead of market research. The trend boards give me the confidence to go “all in” in my style.

How would you describe the course to a friend?

If I were to describe this course to a friend I would say it is a high intensity 5 week course where you will explore and design for 5 substrates inside of the Home Decor market with industry pick of the hottest trends. Also with a amazing, supportive online community and live reviews!

See more work here: Website | Instagram

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Want a piece of the $60 Billion Home Decor industry?

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What is home décor? It’s all the gorgeous and/or functional items in your house. It’s a booming market that needs tons of art, with over $60 billion in annual sales. Its massive growth is due in part to the popularity of home design TV shows, Pinterest, and Instagram, and stylish online retailers like One Kings Lane and Dot&Bo.

Art directors NEED your great art!

Our next live e-course, Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections for Home Décor starts will take place in August 2017 and teaches you everything you need to know to create killer presentations with your art.

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