Master Class

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Now Enrolling for the 2017 Master Class.

“Imagine being a part of a group where you have the opportunity to make your art/life dreams come true. Would it be possible to receive encouragement, support, camaraderie and the challenges you need; to take the risks that you’re used to avoiding (fearing that if you stepped into the unknown, you would perish)? What if instead, you took that step, joined a group and thrived?

There is such a group—Lisa Call’s Master Class. After several years of window shopping Lisa’s class, I walked through the door and didn’t look back. What I discovered was an extremely well constructed workshop that allowed me to thoughtfully and incrementally move forward and put my dreams into action.

Comprised of individual coaching calls (the best!), live group calls, a private fb page, monthly challenges and access to an incredible library of art resources, Lisa begins the Master Class by asking questions that make you dig deep in order to come up with a set of values and a clear picture of who you are and where you want to go.

With these values in place, weekly, monthly and yearly goals become the trail markers for your path. And what a path! In the year that I’ve participated, I retired from a secure job to realize my dream of being a full time artist. (Financial planning: crucial) I took part in three invitational group shows, organized and opened up my studio for a city wide artist studio tour, and partnered with another artist to craft a two city Holiday Open Studio Celebration. That’s the outer manifestation.

Best of all, I’ve learned to believe in myself, my intuition and my art work. I can’t wait to see how the next year in Master Class unfolds!

~Hannah Klaus Hunter, California

I’m frequently asked “what IS the master class.”

It is essentially a year long coaching and consulting program for artists that want to achieve their dreams.

Some people call these sorts of programs mastermind or platinum groups or inner circles.  I call it the master class because I love helping artist achieve mastery over their careers.

I help artists…

  • Explore their dreams for their art career.  There are a zillion things you COULD do as an artist.
  • Settle on direction that resonates deeply to THEM.  Connecting with your values is just one way we do this.
  • Gain clarity on all aspects of their ideal life. Because we don’t create art in a vacuum.
  • Create a sustainable plan of action to move them towards their dream.  We get things DONE!
  • Identify limiting beliefs and move beyond them.   I can help you turn down the voice of your inner critic and turn up the volume on supportive messages to move beyond the fear.

How do I do this?

  • personal coaching (I’m a CPCC – a certified professional coactive coach.)
  • consulting calls (I’m a current  practicing visual artist – I live what I teach.)
  • monthly challenges
  • ongoing group support
  • a group website with a growing library of art and art business topics.
  • customized goal setting and accountability structures to fit your personalized needs

New features for 2017

1) There will now be two distinct master class groups:

  • Studio Practice – for artists looking to spend a year focusing on making art.
  • Beyond the Studio (exhibit and sales) – for artist that are focusing on marketing and getting their artwork out into the work

Each group will have its own facebook group, challenges, monthly art show, website content and group calls.  See below for a detailed description of each of the groups.

2) The Master Class Blueprints for your Art Career.   The blueprint is an extensive reference checklist (with hundreds and hundreds of items) for building a healthy art practice.  Imagine someone handing you a step by step guide for building a website or starting a studio newsletter or building a cohesive body of work.  No wondering what is next.  The blueprint guides you through the process.

The master class blueprints are essentially the systems I use to keep  my own art practice running.  Creating your own systems will be easy with the blueprints as a starting point.

3) The challenges for 2017 will be laser focused.  The challenges provide a structure for moving your career forward and to receive feedback on your activities.  I provide support accountability and references throughout the month to help you achieve your goal.  At the end of the month I provide feedback on your work.

A couple of examples…

  • Studio practice group challenge: review your previous artwork and evaluate your use of color.
  • Beyond the Studio challenge: build and execute a monthly long marketing campaign to sell art via social media.

 

Detailed Class Description/Structure- Studio Practice

Who is this group for:  artists at all levels focusing on their art making.  This group is for artists looking for support and accountability in building a sustainable studio practice.

Most artists in this group will be looking to create a cohesive body of work.  This could be their first body of work or their twentieth.

I envision this group being a mixture of newer artists and more experienced artists all with the common goal of creating / maintaining a consistent studio practice.

Prerequisites: the ability to work independently in your studio.  This program does not include any technique instruction.  I strongly recommend taking my working in a series workshop or equivalent but it is not required.

Class Structure:

  • Monthly individual coaching call with Lisa – we will spend the majority of our time in these calls on coaching.   And there is an opportunity for some limited individual feedback and critique of your artwork during these calls.
  • Customized goal setting structure to meet your specific needs.
  • Weekly accountability checkins to keep you on track.
  • Monthly art challenges – to expand and improve your art practice.  I provide feedback on your challenge results at the end of the month during our group call.
  • Monthly group feedback call – during this call I will provide feedback on members artwork, challenge results and answer general art making questions.
  • Ongoing online discussion with myself and fellow classmates on our private facebook group.
  • An extensive art practice blueprint (systems for building your studio practice)=.)
  • Access to the class website with access to articles on a variety of art making and mindset topics.
  • Bi-Monthly online art exhibits – for artwork completed during the program.

Detailed Class Description/Structure – Beyond the Studio (exhibits and Sales)

Who is this group for:  artists at all levels focusing on their marketing.  This group is for artists looking for support and accountability in building a strong sales and exhibit oriented art practice.

You already have (or will soon have) a body of work and are excited to share it with the world.

You don’t need to have a website before starting the masterclass, but expect to build one during the year.

I envision this group being a mixture of newer artists and more experienced artists all with the common goal of marketing their artwork.

Prerequisites: You have a body of work (10-20 related artworks) or are well on your way to creating one.  A desire to exhibit and or sell your artwork.

Class Structure:

  • Monthly individual coaching call with Lisa – I provide a preparation form to help you select a coaching topic that will move you forward.
  • Customized goal setting structure to meet your specific needs.
  • Weekly accountability checkins to keep you on track.
  • Monthly art biz challenges – to expand and improve your art business.  I provide feedback on your challenge results at the end of the month during our group call.
  • Monthly group feedback call – during this call I will provide feedback on challenge results and answer general art business questions.  I also demonstrate and teach art biz topics during these calls as requested (social media, websites, etc)
  • Ongoing online discussion with myself and fellow classmates on our private facebook group.
  • An extensive art business blueprint (systems for building your art biz).
  • Access to the class website with access to articles on a variety of marketing, business and mindset topics.
  • Monthly online art exhibits – because you aren’t an artist if you aren’t making art.


The benefit of participating in this type of program is to bring awareness to your goals and your progress and to get the support and accountability needed to make huge leaps forward in your work.

Previous students have made incredible strides in the art and in their art business when enrolled in this program. From booking 3 solo shows in a single year, building a cohesive body of work, securing gallery representation, selling artwork,  to gaining a new level of confidence in both their studio work and their marketing.

There is no limit to what you can accomplish with the right support.

This long term workshop (a 1 year commitment) is for students that don’t need assistance in the creation of their artwork but are looking for a structured environment in which to flourish.

Through monthly co-active coaching calls you will gain clarity on your direction.

You will set goals for your life, your studio and your art practice in a personalized format that supports your way of working. I’ll provide customized support and feedback to help keep you on track.

These programs are appropriate to be taken by all visual artists working as the concepts we are covering apply to all medium, not just textile art.

If you are ready for a giant leap forward in your art making – the master class commitment is for you.

My Intention and Qualifications.

As with all of my workshops, my biggest intention is to provide my students the confidence and tools so they can move their art forward by leaps and bounds.

 

“If you want your art career to take off, participation in the Masterclass is like you being a pilot of your life with air traffic control and a supportive cabin crew working alongside you.

If you are at the very beginning of your art journey, maybe not even sure where you are heading, Lisa as coach will help you prepare your flight plan, set your goals, find your guiding core values. Each coaching call helps you take the next step from ‘ chocks away’ to the gentle taxi to the runway and the gathering of speed as you open up the throttle. You put in all the work, but Lisa acts like a traffic controller helping you find a clear route and allowing you to see and avoid obstacles. Then you remain accountable to her checking in as you need to keep you on course.

The individual calls to Lisa in ‘the tower’ are personal and tailored to the destination you set for yourself. The class calls and material are like generalised information for all artist-pilots equipping you to fly high and safely. And you are not flying solo but are supported by a close community of others all working in their own way to take off in their own art careers. There is daily support, sharing and socialising via the Facebook group. For classmates who left after the first year that has continued on a more occasional level on an alumnus group. When you reach your first destination the process can be repeated, stopping you crash landing but rather guiding you to refuel and regathering and take off again for even more exotic climes.

In the two years I have been in the Masterclass I have been supported and equipped to go from wanting to be an artist to being taken on by a gallery for my first solo show. I have learned about the business of being a professional artist and I have been aided to overcome significant obstacles. I cannot now countenance being without a coach and my classmates. “

~Helen Conway, UK

A note about the cost of this program ($250 a month).

First – one thing that is not new is the pricing.  This is the same price I charged last year.  So I’ve added content and kept the price the same.

As a practicing artist, a certified coactive life coach and a former software engineer I bring a unique set of qualifications to the table.

I know what it is like to be an artist, I have the training and certifcation to help you help yourself through coaching and I actually understand how all of that software you are using works and can explain it to you.

An hour of coaching with me costs $185, so for $65 a month you are getting a huge amount of support and consulting: access to the art blueprint, the consulting calls, the challenges, the weekly support and accountability.

I feel (and know) the value I provide far exceeds the costs.

PS – I’ve looked around at what others are offering and many similar year long art biz coaching/consulting programs cost at least twice (or more) than mine. My program is actually bargain.

 

“Master Class by Lisa Call is not a traditional class. Lisa does not “teach”.  She walks beside you and help you learn what you really want and then guides you to how to get what you want.

She listens better than a psychologist: she is on your side and she gives you resources when she notices something you need. She does not cure you or need to get to the root of anything, but she will tell you what you need to hear. She holds you to what you said you wanted and cheers you on when you reach what you wanted. Lisa does this accountability part through weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly goals that you make and post and/or send to her.

Lisa has one on one calls through the Master Class. These calls are my lifeline. They are not easy when you think about accountability, but then Lisa disarms with a joke or witty remark and away the call goes. I usually think about the calls for weeks…writing, note taking, etc. We even had a breakthrough AHA! moment during one of the calls months ago that is still influencing me now!

I am joining Master Class 2017. It has become my safe place to ask questions, share resources, share goals, triumphs and failures as an artist. It makes me stretch. It makes me figure out how to get what I want as an artist and get out of my own way. I know I can reach my goals with the support from Lisa and the group she curates. The price tag may seem expensive, but the results I am harvesting every day, week, month, and now year are priceless.

~Angie Martinez, Florida

Additional Prerequisites

You must…

  • …have all materials, supplies and tools you will need to create the artwork in your chosen style and medium.
  • …have the knowledge and skill to create artwork in your chosen medium.
  • …be willing to work hard and focus.
  • …leave all self deprecating thoughts at the door and be ready to think big about your art
  • …be willing to be coached. This includes bringing a coaching topic to each of our calls.
  • …be ready to reflect upon your experience so you can grow
  • …and, of course, have fun. Laughter is encouraged.

 Prerequisites – Computer Skills

  • You must have a facebook profile to participate in this workshop.
  • To participate in the monthly challenge you will edit a word doc, convert it to a PDF and upload it to facebook. I provide a tutorial on how to do this.
  • Additional computer skills will depend on the goals you set for yourself.

Not Sure If You Belong in the Master Class?

Please Don’t Signup for This Workshop If…

Love the idea of the master class but looking to take a solo flight vs joining the group? Please check out my individual coaching plans – where we can do all of this – but on an individual basis.

  • …You aren’t interested in identifying your values and aligning your career to your values.
  • …You aren’t interested in setting goals.
  • …You don’t want to be held accountable to do what you said you were going to do.
  • …You don’t want to learn more about yourself and your art making. Coaching encourages introspection and reflection.
  • …You don’t want support from an amazing group of artists.
  • …You aren’t interested in setting goals.
  • …You are happy with your status quo. This is a workshop for those that are ready to dig in and move forward in a big way with their art. Transformation here we come!

 

When I signed up for Lisa’s Master Class, I knew that I was going to receive a very high level of support and encouragement from Lisa to continue on the path I started in her Working In A Series and Advancing the Series classes.

What I didn’t anticipate was how much I would learn about myself while elevating my art practice from working as a hobbyist to working as a professional artist. Since starting the Master Class, I’ve joined a multi artist studio and gallery, had two pieces of art juried into international shows and one piece selected for a local show. I’ve developed new ways to present my work to up the quality of the presentation. I’ve been invited to participate in a four person show in 2017.

My experience in the Master class has been life changing as I’ve learned to have faith in myself as an artist, as well as coming up to speed on everything from writing blog posts to setting up a store on my website. Lisa encouraged and invited me to look objectively at my perspective, and to shift my paradigm from feeling like a fake, to actually feeling like a real artist. If you are interested in doing the work to up the ante, this is most definitely the place to be.

Learning techniques in your chosen medium is one thing, but learning and choosing to bring your art to the world as a professional is a whole other realm that Lisa can definitely work with you to achieve.
~Mardell Rampton, Canada

Current Schedule

The 2017 master classes will begin on March 1, 2017.

Group phone calls will be held once a month near the end of the month and will be recorded for those that are unable to attend the calls live.

You will schedule your own Individual coaching calls at times that are convenient for you each month.

 

1) Master Class – Beyond the Studio (exhibit and sales)

$2970 or $250 a month
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2) Master Class – Studio Practice

$2970 or $250 a month

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3) Master Class – Both

$4990 or $420 a month

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Notes on payment plan:

  • To reserve your spot in the master class you must make the down payment using the above links.
  • Monthly payments will run March, 2017 through January 2018.
  • The down payment will be used as your Feb 2018 class payment.
  • You will need to enroll in the payment plan at the beginning of March – I’ll send you an email with how to sign up through paypal.
  • You must have a paypal account to enroll in the monthly payment options

 

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