School for Offseason Survival (SOS)

SOS: School for Off-Season Survival is our home for evening courses, weekend seminars, pop-ups, and peer-mentoring groups. We’ve lined up an exciting roster of classes taught by local instructors, with a focus on small business support, personal development and wellness, creative entrepreneurship, language skills and more. 

What better way to develop a skill, dive deeper into an existing practice or build a new business than off-season on MV?! 

We’ve heard the distress calls, and we’re ready to take you from surviving to thriving. It’s all in a winter’s work…

Watch this space and follow us on socials for schedule updates, instructor spotlights, course announcements and more! 

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The SOS program is sponsored in part by grant funding from Rockland Trust, Cape Cod Five, Santander and MV Bank.

Mind Your Creative Business

3/9/2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

ūüďÜSaturday, ¬†March 9th, 10 AM - 12 PM
ūüďćHaven Shared Workspace

Mind Your Creative Business‚ÄĒPop-up workshop with Althea Freeman-Miller of Althea Designs and Taylor Stone of Taylor Stone Illustration

Learn skills and records to develop a healthy balance of artist heart and business brain.

In this workshop you will explore: 

  • Getting to know your individual style, strengths and weaknesses through journaling
  • Goal setting
  • Routines and resources for a healthy creative business
  • Scheduling a year of creative work on Martha's Vineyard
  • How to sell art/craft on Martha's Vineyard
  • Online is great,¬†but¬†it's not the only way!¬†

This workshop is intended for creative business owner beginners, aka creatives and artists with a craft of some sort who would like to learn how to sell their art and to take the next step towards becoming a creative business owner.

About the Instructors: 
Althea Freeman-Miller is a printmaker, creative wellness facilitator, and founder of Althea Designs. Althea creates colorful folk art, including carved paintings, linoleum prints, hand painted wood cut-outs and block printed apparel. She was raised by artists on Martha’s Vineyard. The mission of Althea Designs is to empower others to seek joy, celebrate life, and live connected to authentic purpose. You can find her studio and gallery at 34 Beach road in Vineyard Haven. 

Taylor Stone is a cut paper illustrator and founder of Taylor Stone Illustration. After graduating with a BA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013, she returned to Martha's Vineyard and has been selling her paper art ever since.  She has been an artist at the Vineyard Artisans, the Martha's Vineyard Center for Visual Arts (now the Galaxy Gallery), the Night Heron Gallery, and more.  She's also very familiar with the online world since opening her Etsy shop in 2011 and now selling her art from her own shopify website.

$69/Early Bird Special (register by February 29) 
$89/Regular Price

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