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Creative career tips for 2015


Happy New Year! A new year brings a chance for new beginnings, new energy, and fresh commitment. In this short video Lilla shares some tips to make 2015 an amazing year for your creative career and gives a sneak peek of some of the awesome things we have planned for the coming months.

Some of Lilla’s words of wisdom: freshen up your style, have fun, commit to your art, be part of a community, take joy and give joy.

We’d love to hear about your plans – please share in the comments below.

Best wishes for 2015 from all at Lilla Rogers Studio and Make Art That Sells!

PS Want to get 2015 off to an amazing start to your creative career? Join us for Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp, beginning January 5! Just a few spots left for this six month online course of advanced creative assignments to boost your portfolio and give structure to your art creation. Book your spot here!

Series: The Road to Artistic Success

As Global Entrepreneurship Week draws to a close, we want to invite you to spend some time thinking carefully about what happens when you make your art your business, and your primary source of income. Who actually makes it in the art business and why is that? Well, we might just have some answers for you…

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Meet Tara Lilly – 2014 Global Talent Search Grand Prize Winner!

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We caught up with a very excited Tara Lilly soon after last week’s announcement that she had won the Grand Prize in the 2014 Global Talent Search, to capture her emotion and find out a bit more about her…

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How to get work as an artist

One of the questions Lilla gets asked most frequently is “Which of your artists gets the most work?” If you too have been wondering how to get work as an artist, watch this video.

The key is in upping your game. If you want to do that, and learn how to make your art more commercially viable while staying true to yourself then join us for Make Art That Sells, starting October 20. Just a few spots left – register here!

Lilla shares insight into the 2014 GTS Final Round

As we enter the final leg of the 2014 Global Talent Search, Lilla shares her thoughts on dealing with pressure and competition in a creative career. Plus, she gives a hint of what is in store for the 2014 GTS Finalists. Watch above (6 minutes)

In the video Lilla mentions the judges’ comments from the Semi-Final. You can read them here.

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We were so thrilled that every single one of the six finalists for the 2014 Global Talent Search – picked independently by the judges and general public – were graduates of the Make Art That Sells course. To celebrate and give even more artists the opportunity to learn how to make their work more commercially viable, we are having a flash sale! If you sign up for Make Art That Sells A + B by Friday September 27 2014 you will get the Bootcamp 2015 class for free! See HERE for more details and register now.

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May Bootcamp Gallery now live!


The third gallery from our hot new course Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp is now live! You can view it here:

The gallery features over hundreds of pieces of original art inspired by the May class assignment… an editorial illustration for an article on meditation.

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Just a girl and her brush…

Take a moment out of your day to watch this gorgeous video by MATS course graduate Wendy Brightbill (aka A Girl and Her Brush). Although Make Art That Sells is packed with the insider knowledge that only comes from Lilla’s three decades’ of experience in the business, it’s amazing the most powerful thing people come away with is actually nothing to do with money or selling at all. But what they learn is what will lead them to making more art that ultimately does sell. Have a look for yourself…

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Does ‘Make Art That Sells’ actually work? Yes. Here’s the proof.


So does ‘Make Art That Sells’ actually work? Do artists who take the class actually sell more art? Well yes, they do. We asked class participants for examples of their successes since taking the course, and were staggered by the response, bearing in mind that some people only took the course 4-5 months ago. Students have since secured licensing deals in the gift, editorial, baby apparel, bolt fabric, wall art, greetings, home décor, paper and fashion markets, many have won competitions and a number have been signed for representation.

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Win a stack of goodies from Lilla Rogers Studio!

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One of the many great things about representing a large group of hugely talented artists is that we receive gorgeous products featuring their art on a daily basis. We have bundled up some of our top picks and are giving this lovely pile of stash away, along with a signed copy of Lilla’s book ‘I just like to make things’. In order to be in with a chance to win you just have to pre-register for the 2014 Global Talent Search.

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