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Success Secrets of a Process-Based Art Studio: Art Made Easy 039

Learn how Meri Cherry started her process-based art studio: An Art Made Easy interview

After hosting pop up art classes in her garage, art teacher and blogger Meri Cherry listened to her intuition and opened her first art studio in Southern California. Eight months later, Meri serves her creative community by offering everything from toddler art sessions to family art nights.

Learn how Meri created a thriving business and an art studio of her dreams.


  • How having children changed Meri’s career path
  • How her business was able to take off after she was able to give herself permission to go for it
  • Meri’s biggest piece of advice for pursuing your dreams
  • If you should go all in or take baby steps in opening your own studio
  • How Meri differentiates between fine art and a more process-based art
  • Why is it important to give children the unstructured time of process art
  • What is pacing and Meri incorporates that into her art classes based on age
  • Why Meri recommends Instagram to advertise her studio classes
  • What are the top two platforms for advertising

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The Mind Your Business Podcast with James Wedmore & Phoebe Mroczek

Meri’s Blog

Meri’s Facebook

@mericherry (across social media)


  1. This was a very awesome Podcast with Merry Cherry. I follow you both. Thanks for all you do!

    Ashley Krieger

    February 3, 2017

    • So glad you liked it!


      February 3, 2017

  2. Love this! Party, you inspired us last summer at the summer workshop and listening to Meri talk about how she was able to bring her dreams to fruition gives me even more courage and inspiration. Hoping to have our own commercial space sometime in the next year!

    Kelly Marshall

    February 3, 2017

    • Yes! That’s fantastic kelly!


      February 5, 2017

  3. Okay my slow internet service won’t allow me to find out Meri’s great art studio!!! I want to do the same!!! How can I get started??? Tell me all I have to do. I’m in the boonies of rural rural America who’ are in desperate need of art as it is not provided at school!!!

    Amie Casados

    February 3, 2017

  4. Really enjoyed the podcast. It has been helpful in reinforcing for me the value of offering art to children and that it is just as valuable as more traditional extracurricular activities in terms of their development. Inspiring me to rethink the studio idea.

    Catherine Davison

    February 3, 2017

    • I always say that offer the art in the style that benefits kids the most. I love what Meri does with her studio and what experience she is passionate to offer. Thanks so much for listening!


      February 5, 2017

  5. Such a wonderful and inspiring conversation with practical advice on a pathway to get started!


    February 6, 2017

    • Thanks so much Mindy!


      February 6, 2017

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