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Get represented by Lilla Rogers and get art gigs like these

How can you land representation with top art agency Lilla Rogers Studio? It’s something that we get asked a lot. And the short and easy answer is that every live Make Art That Sells course is an incredible opportunity to get your art directly in front of art agent Lilla Rogers: she’s always on the lookout for new talent! Lilla looks at every single piece of art submitted to the class galleries when she’s preparing for the live class reviews, and she also loves to keep an eye on the private class Facebook groups and see all your beautiful work in progress. So if you take her classes, then she’s going to see your art. Why does she love scooping up students from Make Art That Sells courses? Because she knows they’ll have really strong portfolios to get work for top markets. In fact, since Make Art That Sells was

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HURRY! Last chance to write your very own picture book!

Hurry HURRY – registration for My Kid Book Pitch closes TODAY! This course won’t run again until 2023 – don’t miss out, sign up now! Every year, art agent Lilla hosts a residency for the artists she represents, either in person or (thanks Covid!) virtually. For the past few years, the focus has been on writing picture books, based on Lilla’s My Kid Book Pitch course, and today we’re thrilled to share not one but TWO gorgeous books written and illustrated by artists that Lilla represents. Lilla says: “One of my most favorite things in the world is to help artists make even more brilliant work, develop their unique gifts, and broaden their career opportunities. It’s why I wrote My Kid Book Pitch. So with that in mind, we were incredibly excited to offer our Picture Book Writing Residency to our artists, focusing on writing children’s picture books.” Want to

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Don’t miss out: Lilla’s picture book writing class starts TODAY!

Woo hoo! Our brilliant picture book writing course, My Kid Book Pitch, starts TODAY! If you’ve ever wanted to write your very own picture book, even if you don’t think of yourself as a writer, then you won’t want to miss this. Woo hoo! Our brilliant picture book writing course, My Kid Book Pitch, starts TODAY! If you’ve ever wanted to write your very own picture book, even if you don’t think of yourself as a writer, then you won’t want to miss this. Student success: Friederike Dammermann Make Art That Sells student Friederike got in touch to let us know that her children’s book story pitch was picked up by a publisher within a week of submitting her pitch! Art created by Friederike for My Kid Book Pitch that got her a book deal. What will your picture book story look like? Get ready to find out – sign

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LAST CHANCE! Does this course actually work??

Hurry hurry HURRY – registration for Creating Collections for Home Décor closes TODAY and we don’t know when this class will run as a LIVE course again, so if you want in then hop to it! Hold up, hold up. What’s Creating Collections for Home Décor? It’s an inspiring and intense LIVE five week course all about designing for the dreamy – and lucrative – home décor market: fabric, furniture, storage, tableware, bedlinen, vases, mugs – essentially anything you can buy to make your home more beautiful. It’s a huge market, and it’s booming right now – this course will show you how you can get a part of it. Taught by top art agent Lilla Rogers and fabulous creative director Margo Tantau, will give you in-depth insight into five key substrates for the home décor market: fabric, wood, ceramics, glass, and metal. Plus – uniquely – it will teach

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Meet the latest Make Art That Sells student to be scooped up by Lilla Rogers!

Are you looking for representation? Do you want to just ignore the whole fiddly, business-y side of your creative career and just get on with making gorgeous art in your pajamas? We don’t blame you. And don’t forget, every single live Make Art That Sells course is a fantastic opportunity to get your art seen by top art agent Lilla Rogers. Lilla looks at every single piece of art submitted to the class galleries when she’s preparing for the live class reviews, and she also stalks the class Facebook groups pretty obsessively. So if you want to get your art seen by an innovative art agent who’s always looking for fresh talent then you’ll want to check out our fabulous online courses. This isn’t a one in a million shot either – since Make Art That Sells was founded in 2013, Lilla has taken on more than 30 Make Art

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LAST CHANCE! Bootcamp closes TODAY!

Hurry hurry HURRY – registration for Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio closes TODAY! That means it’s your last chance to sign up for all this: Last chance to get something from top art agent Lilla Rogers every Monday from August to October Last chance for three months of inspiring illustration assignments for the hottest art markets right now And last chance to pack your portfolio with gorgeous art designed to help you get paying jobs! A few weeks ago, we shared a roundup of some of the jobs last year’s Bootcamp cohort landed due to art they’d made in Assignment Bootcamp – and today we’re sharing even more! Read on for more … Want to make beautiful portfolio pieces designed to get you work, explore new art markets and grow your art? Don’t miss out – sign up now!   Dani Knight Dani created this gorgeous journal cover for Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio.

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Bootcamp starts TODAY: 5 reasons why you need to sign up

It’s BACK! Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio starts TODAY! Fill your portfolio with gorgeous, on-trend art designed to land you jobs Explore hot new art markets that need your art Find the joy in your art-making … all for the same price as a couple of lattes a week! How does it work? Every Monday from today until the end of October, you’ll get something new from art agent Lilla: maybe a blobby worksheet, a video tutorial, a fresh new color palette, a mini assignment, a trend board or something else. Add them together and … step by step, every month you’ll create a brand new illustration portfolio piece for a different art market – you’ll make one finished piece every month, along with the prep work you’ll do along the way (which has also landed our students jobs!). And as if three months of creative inspiration at a rock bottom price

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Assignment Bootcamp gets you jobs: here’s proof

There’s just a couple of weeks until the start of this year’s Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio course! We can’t wait to see what art agent Lilla is going to pull out of the bag this year and all the incredible art that you’re going to make. Lilla has spent months dreaming up and writing all-new assignments to help you make your portfolio shine! Year after year, it’s our most popular course! Why? Here’s why: It’s really fun and motivating. Every single Monday for three months, you’ll get something from art agent Lilla that all adds up to creating a gorgeous piece of art for your portfolio. It’s full of surprises, so it’s engaging and enjoyable. The pace is low-key: it fits easily around your other commitments and it’s no biggie if you’re busy: you can always catch up later in your own time. It’s cheap as chips: it costs roughly the

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Read how these artists got book deals!

Why should you sign up for Illustrating Children’s Books and save up to 40%? Don’t delay – our big Spring Sale ends TOMORROW! In just five weeks, you’ll build a powerful pitch presentation that contains everything an art director needs to see to give you a children’s book illustration deal … … while learning everything you need to know to land and do the job (like Cat, below, who landed her first deal before she’d even finished the course!) Weekly LIVE reviews to keep you motivated and inspire you to do your very best work (prepare to be amazed by how much your art grows!) Get your art directly in front of top art agent Lilla and renowned children’s book art director Zoë, who are always looking for new talent Right now you can save 20%, or up to a huge 40% when you buy as part of a bundle

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She drew her dream client – what happened next will amaze you!

She drew her dream client – what happened next will amaze you! We love boasting about our fabulous students and everything they’ve achieved, and fortunately they give us tons to boast about! We recently shared a selection of recent student success stories, with more coming up tomorrow and a ton on our website – read more here. Today though we’re sharing a fabulous success story that really caught our attention. Watch an extract from Lilla’s live Zoom event below where she reads the card from Sharisse and shows off Sharisse’s beautiful book. A couple of months ago, art agent Lilla picked up her mail right before a live Zoom event, and found a card from Make Art That Sells student Sharisse Steber, along with a copy of her book, Rise & Roar: A guided journal for outdoor adventure. Sharisse wrote that she had signed up for the MATS MBA (Money