Life After Teaching Art; Art Made Easy podcast by Deep Space Sparkle



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Life After Teaching Art; Art Made Easy podcast by Deep Space Sparkle

Have you ever wondered whether you could run your own creative business? In this episode, I’ll walk you through what its like owning a business, qualities you need to possess to be an entrepreneur and what to look for when deciding what type of business you would like to run.

This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to supplement a teaching income, explore ways to teach art outside of school and general tips for starting your own creative business.


  • What my definition of entrepreneurship is and the various ups and downs of being an entrepreneur
  • Why it’s important to let your business develop organically
  • How with being an entrepreneur, all the freedom/responsibility is on you
  • What qualities are key for being an entrepreneur
  • How to solve problems and conflicts without getting personal
  • How to grow your business by systemizing
  • How to determine what people want then take the lesson a little bit further to give them what they need
  • What is the “hand maker” movement and why is it gaining popularity?
  • How to set up your environment and get the rules and regulations from your Chamber of Commerce
  • Why videos can enhance your online business and blogs and podcasts can help you excel
  • How to charge for your services
  • What is test marketing and competitive shopping

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  • Vicky

    This has been a wonderful podcast for me. Thank you, Patti. I recently retired from teaching art and my creative self is not being fed. I need to be doing something else that allows me to be creative. Your ideas and advice about life after teaching has really got me to thinking….and I would like to suggest to you to continue this discussion in future podcasts. I know you have more valuable life experience to share. I can’t be the only one who needs this. Thank you, Patti!

  • Shelly Brown

    Everytime i listen to your podcasts, I am inspired to think about things from a different perspective! I AM teaching small group and private Art lessons after school to students because, after quiting the school system that I was a part of for 15 years, I could not bear to give up the kids!
    I am evolving, not sure in what direction but you give me a lot of GOOD information to contemplate and new directions to explore…..Thank you so very much!


    This podcast is great timing for me. This is my 37th year teaching elementary students and I am starting to think ‘what next’? Great ideas, info and resources! You really get it! Thank you 🙂

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