Home Décor Plus 2022£139 / $170 (approximate)
Build your portfolio! Get the latest trends!
Our exciting self-paced mini-course, Home Décor PLUS, is a fantastic way for you to crank out some gorgeous market-savvy art for your portfolio that will help you launch or boost your amazing home décor design career!
Do you ever look at cool products from Anthropologie or West Elm and wonder how the artist got the job? Renowned art agent Lilla Rogers knows, because she assigns $$$-worth of work like this to her artists every day! Let her show you how you can get your unique art on amazing products like these!
- Home Décor PLUS features our incredible Make Art That Sells teachers: top art agent Lilla Rogers and creative director and trend queen Margo Tantau
- Get a fabulous trend board to create an exciting new portfolio piece that will wow agents and creative directors
- Try out new styles, develop your own personal style, and broaden your portfolio range
- And, as ever, you’ll get plenty of insider tips and advice from industry experts to help you to succeed!
This mini-course is perfect for you if you want a taster of the exciting home décor market before committing to a longer home décor course, or you’ve already taken Creating Collections for Home Décor and you want to broaden and strengthen your portfolio.
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Imagine seeing your work on cool products like these from Lilla’s artists!
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- Would you like to dip your toe in the exciting and lucrative home décor market?
- Would you like to crank out some incredible art for your portfolio to help you get the home décor career you dream of?
- Would you like to make art in a way that’s easy and fun?
Our Home Décor PLUS course is the perfect opportunity to create a fantastic piece of art for your portfolio. Whether you’ve already completed our in-depth Creating Collections for Home Décor course and are hungry for more, or you’re just looking to dip your toes in this fun and profitable market, Home Décor PLUS is for you!
Featuring our beloved teachers from our in-depth home décor course, Creating Collections for Home Décor – leading creative director Margo Tantau and top art agent Lilla Rogers – our Plus courses are manageable, inspirational and fun!
Create a portfolio piece to help you snag work like these cool products from Lilla’s artists!
This is a self-paced course with instant access – so book your place now!
Home Décor PLUS is an exciting self-paced mini-course with a lovely relaxed pace that will help you create a gorgeous home décor piece, to help you broaden and strengthen your portfolio, and launch or boost your brilliant home décor career. We suggest spending around three weeks on this mini-course.
As soon as you sign up, you’ll get a gorgeous industry-level trend board with beautiful images created for you by art agent Lilla Rogers based on her vibe and 25 years of creating professional trend boards for her artists and classes. Anyone can make a trend board, but as a professional working art agent, Lilla sees every day what art directors want, what they’re looking for, and what they’re buying – and she can pass all that incredible insider info on to you! This is gold!
You can just dive straight in on day one with an informative welcome video, and the first of your beautifully designed downloads. In the first week, these will include:
- A stunning trend board created by art agent Lilla
- An insightful worksheet to help you analyze the trend board
- Lilla’s quirky Blobby Color Palette worksheet
- Your fun Coordinates 6 Pack worksheet to help you create coordinates
Here’s your syllabus – look at all that goodness! You can follow this recommended pace or complete the course at a time to suit you.
You need to come up with colors for your art, so you’ll also get one of Lilla’s quirky worksheets to help you out. Lilla really prides herself on her nutty worksheets and we’re pretty sure you won’t have seen anything like this before: she makes every step fun.
Plus you’ll get a third fab worksheet to download and keep about making coordinates, breaking it down so that anyone can do it, from beginners to professionals.
You’ll also get access to the original recordings of the reviews that art agent Lilla and creative director Margo did when this course ran as a live course, which include reviews of actual student work, and are packed with advice, tips and information from these two industry insiders. Plus you’ll also get Margo’s incredible trend videos to boost your inspiration and motivation!
The assignments are designed to bring the best out of every student, regardless of what level they’re at, and there’ll be plenty of surprises along the way: when you start out, you won’t know what the final assignment’s going to be, so you can just relax and enjoy the moment and playing with your art in a way that’s loose and free, without worrying what the end result’s going to be.
You’ll also get some great tips on how to go out and find clients, so you don’t finish up thinking: great, I’ve done the course, but now what?!
Are you ready for three weeks of delicious home décor inspiration? Are you ready to crank out a gorgeous piece of art for your portfolio? Sign up here!
Please note, if you want to learn all about the home décor market in-depth, including the many different substrates you can design for and how to create a full pitch for art directors in this market, we encourage you to take the full Creating Collections for Home Décor course. Read more about the differences between Home Decor PLUS and Creating Collections for Home Décor on our blog post here.
Our exciting Make Art That Sells PLUS courses are short, accessible supplements to some of our most popular courses, including Creating Collections for Home Décor and Illustrating Children’s Books. They’re also self-paced so you can tackle them at your own pace, and work to a schedule that suits you. Keep an eye out for more Make Art That Sells PLUS courses coming soon.
Make Art That Sells PLUS courses are perfect for you if:
- you want to try out an exciting new market such as illustration for home décor or children’s book illustration to see if it’s right for you before committing to one of our in-depth courses such as Illustrating Children’s Books or Creating Collections for Home Décor; or
- you’ve previously taken one of our full courses and want to build more portfolio pieces, develop your style or try a new approach to broaden your range – or you’ve just got the Make Art That Sells course bug!
Would you love to generate more samples for your portfolio so that you snag your dream home décor gig? Would you love to develop your style further? Are you interested in exploring the home décor market but not sure if it’s for you? Then Home Décor PLUS is for you!
This course is for you if:
- You want to explore home décor to see if it’s right for you before committing to one of our in-depth courses
- You’ve previously taken one of our full courses and want more!
- You want to build more portfolio pieces, develop your style or try a new approach to broaden your range
Want to know how to get your art on cool stuff like these products from Lilla’s artists? Let us show you how!
LILLA ROGERS, Founder, LILLA ROGERS STUDIO
Lilla is one of the most successful illustration agents in the in the world, managing the careers of over 35 high-caliber artists whose works you’ve undoubtedly seen in children’s books, magazines, greeting cards, and on scads of deliciously designed goods from bed linens and tote bags to journals and wall art. Lilla has sold art for products and ad campaigns worth over $300 million, and has clients all over the globe. Find out more about Lilla here.
MARGO TANTAU, CREATIVE CO-OP
Margo blends a passion for art, design and the people who create it with an understanding of specialty retailing, manufacturing, and the challenges of being an independent artist.
Margo’s love of possibility has taken her on an adventuresome creative path. She was able to turn the success of her unique retail store, Tantau, into a sought-after wholesale business. This favorite venture represented unique small artists nationally and internationally and specialized in products that would differentiate any retailer.
She has grown her manufacturing knowledge as Creative Director of Gift and Home Decor Company, Midwest of Cannon Falls/CBK, and Creative and Design lead at Hallmark. She is now Creative Director at Creative Co-op, and is relishing the opportunity to expand the reach of this global leader of wholesale home accessories and lifestyle products.
Margo has always kept one foot in her own studio as well, and also teaches Creating Collections for Home Décor with Lilla. She was a regular judge on the Global Talent Search and has worked with past winners to create entire home and gift collections which are now sold across the US.
Margo has been described as “Fairy Good-Mother to Artists Everywhere” and loves to live into that personality. It is this passion that guides her creative spirit. She’s thrilled to be involved with Make Art That Sells and the Home Décor Plus experience!
What’s a MATS Prep? It’s a fun free exercise to get prepared for class, or just to have some creative fun, and it’s a great way to see what Lilla’s playful, kooky teaching style is all about – as Lilla often says, “I trick you into doing your best work!”. Anyone is more than welcome to take part whether or not they’re signed up for class.
One thing that Lilla gets asked a lot as a professional agent is about style. How do you get a style? Do you need one? How do you evolve it? How do you do a style re-fresh?
Feeling in your body about what you love to look at is a great way to help reveal your style. Your style comes from something inside you—you could almost think of it as your aesthetic DNA.
To help you understand a little more about your own personal style, Lilla’s created this gorgeous Magic Style Decoder game full of odds and ends from all her various nutty collections.
Find out more about it, how you can play the Magic Style Decoder game and what your results mean about you here.
If you have a question about Make Art That Sells please check these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) first. If you do not find an answer to your question here please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
Q. I’ve never taken an online class before. How does it work? Do I need to be at my computer at a certain time?
A: You’ll love it! The beauty of an online course is that you don’t need to be online at a specific time and it doesn’t matter what time zone you are in: you can check in whenever you like and the content is available 24/7. You can log on every day if you choose, or set aside some time once or twice a week to work through it.
The course takes place in an easy to navigate, gorgeous password-protected private classroom right here on this site. As this is a self-paced course, you’ll get instant access to all of the material as soon as you sign up – just log in to your account and you’ll see all the courses you’re currently enrolled in.
You’ll also have access to the private Facebook group for this course where you can connect with others and share images of your work. Please note that it may take a little while for your access to the Facebook group to be approved .
The fabulous written content for the class, which is packed full of knowledge, insight, hints and tips as well as fun assignments and exercises, is fully downloadable, plus you have access to the classroom until January 31st, 2023, so you have plenty of time to go through everything at your own pace. The Facebook group will remain open indefinitely.
Q. What format is the class taught in?
A: The class is taught using video, written posts and a huge amount of imagery. Everything is made available in a bespoke, password-protected private classroom. There are weekly assignments as well as a handful of additional creative exercises in the course.
Q: Do I need to have a drawing tablet or be able to create digital illustrations for this course?
A: You don’t need any special software or equipment for this course. Our students use all kinds of different methods, some are strictly digital, others are traditional artists, and lots are in between. Any method you want to use to create your illustrations is fine!
Q: Who are my teachers?
Creative director Margo Tantau and art agent Lilla Rogers
A: Home Décor PLUS features our much loved teachers from our longer Creating Collections for Home Décor course: top art agent Lilla Rogers and fabulous creative director Margo Tantau.
Q: Can I access Make Art That Sells courses from any device?
A: Yes, you can access Make Art That Sells courses from any device once registered, but we strongly recommend viewing our courses on a desktop or laptop for the best user experience. We pack lots of information and visuals into our courses and they are best viewed on larger screens.
Q: What is the difference between Hot Markets for Your Art Parts A and B, Creating Collections for Home Décor and Home Décor PLUS?
A: Hot Markets for Your Art Part A and Part B are self-paced courses which include a detailed insight into the hottest 10 markets for your art, what work sells in those markets, who buys, what they are looking for and more. Actual companies are listed to help you get started with whom to submit your work to. Hot Markets for Your Art teaches you about submitting your work to clients, time management, negotiating, finding trends, getting an agent, getting ready for Surtex, and more. You’ll get a buffet of the top 10 most lucrative markets
Creating Collections for Home Décor is a self-paced course which focuses on the five most popular materials used in the lucrative home décor market, and everything you need to know to get your art on them, plus pitching your ideas for product concepts as full collections, so not only will you make art that sells, you will learn to sell MORE art to each client. In short, you’ll learn how to put your gorgeous art on products in a way that will get you work.
Home Décor PLUS is an enjoyable mini-course that’s perfect for trying out the home décor market or broadening your home décor portfolio. You get an assignment, access to recordings of reviews by art agent Lilla and creative director Margo, and loads of top tips, and you’ll get to crank out another amazing piece for your portfolio.
All courses give you access to a private community of like-minded artists who will support and encourage you on your journey.
Work by Caroline Bonne-Muller for Creating Collections for Home Decor
Q: How do I choose which course is right for me?
A: It really depends on what you are looking to learn.
- If you want to know what art directors look for in each market and how to go about creating work they might buy, you want Hot Markets for Your Art Part A and Part B .
- If you want to know how to pitch ideas for entire product collections for the lucrative Home Décor market and how to sell MORE of your work to each client, you want Creating Collecting for Home Décor.
- If you want to have assignments to stretch you creatively and build your portfolio, you want Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio
- If you’ve previously taken Creating Collecting for Home Décor and want to create more pieces for your portfolio or you’re considering taking Creating Collecting for Home Décor and want to test the water first, Home Décor PLUS is for you!
If you take all the Make Art That Sells courses, you’ll have a ton of terrific portfolio pieces!
Q: Does it matter what order I take the courses in?
A: All of the Make Art That Sells courses are unique and designed to be taken in any order you choose. You can take each course individually or take them all to put a rocket under your creative career.
Q: Can I get feedback from Lilla and Margo on my work in Home Décor PLUS?
A: As this course is now self-paced, there are no live reviews. However, you’ll have full access to all of the previous reviews that Lilla and Margo did, including reviews of actual student art plus student questions and answers, tons of tips and advice from Lilla and Margo, and more. You’ll learn a huge amount about what clients look for and how to improve.
If you want a home décor class with live reviews, then join Margo Tantau in the longer, more in-depth Creating Collections for Home Décor course.
Q: How hard is the course?
A: Lilla and Margo are both gifted teachers and have broken down the course content into simple, manageable steps to help you create great art without getting overwhelmed. However, please know that this is not a beginner’s art course: as a rule of thumb, you’ll want to feel comfortable drawing a variety of subjects and we suggest it is most suitable for those with several years’ experience of creating (in any medium).
Q: How much time will the class take?
A: Our PLUS courses are designed to be really manageable and to fit in easily to your schedule. How much time you want to spend on the course each week will depend on you and how much time you want to put in, but as a rule of thumb we’d say it will take around a couple of hours a week over three weeks. If you really want to crush it then we suggest you take our full length Creating Collections for Home Décor course (or both!).
Q: Do I need any special materials?
A: You can use whatever media you like: traditional, digital or a combination of the two. You do not need any special materials for creating product mock ups (see ‘Do I need any special software?’ below for more details on this).
Q: Do I need any special software?
A: You can use whatever media you like: traditional, digital or a combination of the two. If you want to submit your art to the Facebook group for feedback from your fellow students, you will need to be able to scan or photograph your work.
Please note this is not a Photoshop/Illustrator instruction class. If you want to get more familiar with these programmes before starting the class we would recommend Lynda.com or The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.
Q: I am not a digital artist. Is this course for me?
A: Make Art That Sells courses are definitely not just for digital artists! Lilla represents artists who use both digital and traditional media, or a combination of the two. Of course, some markets may lend themselves to digital artists and graphic designers, and others more towards painterly/mixed media artists or illustrators, and Lilla is very clear in her guidance throughout the course about where different media can shine, and how to push yourself out of your comfort zone if a particular market is not an obvious choice for you. All of the assignments given in the course are suitable for both traditional and digital artists to interpret in their own way.
Q: Will I be able to communicate with others in the class?
A: Yes, you will be able to communicate in the private Facebook group, where you can also share images of your work, interact and ask as many questions as you like. This will be a great chance to connect with other artists and designers, get different perspectives and share your work.
Work by Zoe Ingrams created in a Make Art That Sells home décor class
Q: Is this an art class or a business class?
A: The goal is to create a fabulous, market-savvy portfolio piece, so there is a strong creative element to it, but the course also gives business insight into the home décor market.
Q: When is the class?
A: You’ll get instant access as soon as you sign up – just log in and you’ll see all the courses you’re enrolled in. Please note it may take a little while to be approved for the Facebook group. You will have access to the classroom and all downloadable content until January 31st, 2023 and the private Facebook group will remain available to you indefinitely.
Q: How much is it and how do I register?
A: Home Décor PLUS is £139, which is approximately USD $186 (full price, occasional discounts may apply). Please note this approximate $ equivalent is given for reference only.
Simply click “Add to cart” to register. Once you have paid, you will be able to access the classroom by logging in to your account on this website.
Q: I see the prices are given in GBP (British pounds). Can I pay in another currency?
A: Yes, Paypal accepts most currencies. All class fees are charged in GBP (British pounds) as Make Art That Sells HQ is in the UK, and this will be the amount which shows up in your Paypal transaction, but you will automatically be charged in your local currency at the prevailing Paypal exchange rate valid at the point you sign up – so if you have a USD$ bank account the funds will be removed in USD$. For more info please see this helpful Paypal guide.
Depending on your country of residence, you may also be charged sales tax on check out. This will automatically be calculated when you register.
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: We process all our payments with Paypal, a safe and secure way of sending money online. If you do not have a Paypal account you can sign in as a Paypal guest and pay via credit or debit card. All class fees are in GBP (British pounds) but you will automatically be charged in your local currency at the prevailing Paypal exchange rate valid at the point you sign up.
Q: I don’t live in the USA. Is this course relevant for me?
A: Lilla Rogers represents artists internationally. Although the main buyers for art in the markets covered are in the US, much of the content is relevant for you wherever in the world you are, especially if you are interested in selling your work internationally. And because everything is made available to you online, it does not matter what time zone you are in.
Q: How is this course different from Lilla’s book?
A: Lilla’s book, I Just Like To Make Things, is a fantastic resource and is highly recommended as a companion to the course. Being spiral bound, you can draw and journal in it. Full of annotated visuals, it provides insights into a variety of art and craft markets
The purpose of this course is so you can create a gorgeous powerful piece of work that will go in your portfolio and help you land great work.
Q: How is this course different to a college course?
A: For a start, it’s way cheaper than college!
As a top agent and creative director respectively, Lilla and Margo see exactly what art does and doesn’t sell, and know what clients are looking for and how to present work to them. The course is based on many years of experience in the industry, and a clear understanding of where the gaps are, and their assignments are based on what is current right now so that you can create great art that will help you get great work.
As an online course you can attend from the comfort of your own home or studio, anywhere in the world – even in your pjs! – and the private classroom is open 24/7 so you can make it work around your life.
You get access to a wonderfully supportive online community in the course’s private Facebook group: Lilla’s classes are known for their supportive comraderie. The course includes all levels from total beginners to professional working illustrators, so whatever stage you’re at you’ll be able to find classmates who are going through the same things you are and others who will amaze and inspire you! How cool to see a top level professional work on exactly the same assignment that you’re working on: think how much you can learn from this class!
By registering for any of the Make Art That Sells classes, please be aware you are agreeing to the following Terms & Conditions:
- You acknowledge that there is no feedback from Lilla Rogers or Margo Tantau offered in the Home Décor PLUS self-paced course.
- You give permission for Make Art That Sells to use any images you submit for critique in any class, or share in the class community area, to be included in any future class-related marketing or promotional strategies, online or offline. You will always be credited and will retain the rights to your work.
- You agree to the class Ground Rules which are as follows:
- (i) Stay open
- (ii) Be positive
- (iii) No negative critique of others
- (iv) No excuses are necessary. If you miss a deadline for submitting your assignment that is fine, but the entire class does not need to know the reasons for that.
- You acknowledge that Make Art That Sells reserves the right to delete any inappropriate comments in the classroom or any of the class-related community spaces, in order to provide and maintain a supportive classroom environment.
- You confirm that you are purchasing a single license for this course for your individual use only. To inquire about educational/corporate rates (for official groups of 10 or more) please send an email to hello [at] makeartthatsells.com.
- You acknowledge that Lilla Rogers Studio reserves the right to replace any advertised content with the alternative content of an equivalent value without notice
- You acknowledge that all sales are final and no refunds will be given before, during or after class.
- You acknowledge that, if paying in installments, no part-payments will be refunded should you cancel your place before class begins.
- All courses are priced in GBP £. Any approximate $ equivalents given are for reference only. When paying by Paypal, you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing Paypal exchange rate.
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We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.
All our courses are delivered online in password-protected classrooms. We do not deliver physical products in the post, but rather send you an email with the URL of the classroom and the password you need to log in. This email is sent to the email address you used to register for the class, and will be sent at least two days prior to the start of class (except where you register with less than 48 hours to go, in which case it will be sent within 48 hours of registering, which may be after the class has begun). If you do not receive your classroom login information within this time frame please contact us via email to hello [at] makeartthatsells.com so our team can assist you.
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