Women to discuss easy ways to make quick money art careers at upcoming event

There will be a question-and-answer panel at the end, featuring the three guest speakers: kymm clark, owner of clark’s fabrication in madison heights; dr. Jjenna hupp andrews, an assistant professor of studio art at mott community college easy ways to make quick money in flint, teaching 2D design, 3D design, sculpture and art appreciation; and megan foldenauer, who holds a ph.D. In anatomy and works as a medical illustrator for the easy ways to make quick money university of michigan’s neurosurgery department.

“I didn’t have concerns early on, but people around me — parents, teachers, other adults — very much did. They were concerned that I couldn’t make a living doing art and that I’d be viewed in a negative light as a ‘weird’ person. They didn’t want me to face that sort of adversity,” foldenauer said. “so, as is the way of things, their worries transferred to me, and I’ve been fighting to get past the stereotype of the easy ways to make quick money ‘weird starving artist’ ever since.”

“that restricts how free I can be in how I easy ways to make quick money make money, and how much I make, because I have to think about managing that (debt) responsibly. It’s very frustrating, and I wish I’d thought more about it when I was younger,” foldenauer said. “beyond that, it’s been a challenge to prevent my medical (illustration) work — my day job — from zapping my enthusiasm for my fine artwork. The danger of ‘doing what you love’ becoming something you don’t love so much is very real for some folks.”

“I do live behind the eight ball, as it were, in this cis(gender), white, male-dominant society. Because of that paradigm, there’s inherent resistance in the system,” foldenauer said. “for example, there’s always been an over-representation of cis(gender) white males as art jurors, working and thriving artists, gatekeepers of education/museums/galleries, and artists who get press.”

“it hasn’t been easy or a perfectly linear path; it’s constant work, and an exercise in letting go. But happily, my career isn’t complete or at a point of stasis, so I fully expect it to change and grow in easy ways to make quick money ways I cannot imagine,” foldenauer said. “I’m always looking for ways to expand what I’m doing and make more of an impact. Opportunities like this speaking gig definitely go a ways toward easy ways to make quick money that goal.”

“even though I loved teaching K-12, I knew that my passion was in the studio. And in a profession like special ed, where the burnout rate is three to five years, I knew I would need to give up one or easy ways to make quick money the other to make it,” andrews said. “I still loved the kids, and I love teaching, but decided that getting the studio degrees and teaching higher easy ways to make quick money ed is where I needed to be. This way I can live my two passions: art and teaching.”

She said that teaching in higher education is “a hard road,” having worked for 14 years as a part-time faculty member at multiple schools, at one point teaching six to seven classes per semester easy ways to make quick money at several schools. She earned degrees in 3D/metal-smithing, as well as sculpture and installation, but she didn’t want to go into production work — she had previously had enough of that as a florist. And life-size sculpture and installation work can be impractical, or at least not reliable enough when she had a easy ways to make quick money family to support.

“so early on, I knew I would make my living from teaching art easy ways to make quick money so that I could be free to make and exhibit easy ways to make quick money the artwork I wanted and needed to make, versus being tied to what was marketable and could sell,” andrews said. “(getting a position teaching higher ed) is rough. I had several interviews for full-time positions over the years, but when each position has anywhere from 100 to 300 easy ways to make quick money applicants, the competition is steep.”

“mott has the best facilities I have ever worked in, bar none. All the years of teaching multiple schools was worth it, since it got me to the place I needed to easy ways to make quick money be, working with the best student population ever,” andrews said. “I have former students in major art schools around the easy ways to make quick money midwest and current students exhibiting their work all around the easy ways to make quick money state, as well as chicago. My teaching load and faculty obligations keep me busy during easy ways to make quick money the school year, but I do some art during the school year when easy ways to make quick money I can. The summer is when I get to focus on my easy ways to make quick money own art, and I have a couple shows … as well as working on a proposal for a group easy ways to make quick money exhibition on social justice issues of immigration and refugees, specifically focused on refugees of war in the middle east easy ways to make quick money and the refugees on our own borders.

For clark, the owner of clark’s fabrication in madison heights, she worked as a graphic designer for more than 12 easy ways to make quick money years. After helping to write a code that automated all of easy ways to make quick money the processes at the firm where she worked for more easy ways to make quick money than five years, she was laid off and found herself at home working easy ways to make quick money on one of her favorite hobbies, which is repurposing furniture from scrap.

“I started to develop a following for my out-of-the-box creations and began taking orders,” clark said. “within months, I was booked solid. My husband, a metal fabricator by trade, decided to bring his skills to the table, quit his job, and start offering his services in conjunction with my own. Together, we began to create custom works for residential and commercial easy ways to make quick money clients alike. Within five months of (husband) crosby quitting his job, we moved into our first brick-and-mortar location.”

She said this was soon followed by teaching workshops to easy ways to make quick money others passionate about repurposing their furniture, along with other creative activities. Recently, the clarks expanded their business model to include full-time creative workshops. Five other makers who were trained by the clarks are easy ways to make quick money assisting in the workshops. They have moved from a 3,400-square-foot space to a facility more than twice that size easy ways to make quick money at 11,000 square feet.

“growing, however, wasn’t easy,” clark said. “we had negative $700 in our bank account when we decided to take easy ways to make quick money the jump into a brick and mortar. We relied heavily on our friends and family for support. To find legitimacy from our garage was tough. We struggled very hard for the first year to keep easy ways to make quick money up financially. We are fortunate to have been able to apply my easy ways to make quick money 12-plus years of marketing experience to developing our brand to easy ways to make quick money be recognizable within our community and beyond, but following through with quality craftsmanship has been the key easy ways to make quick money to our success.”

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