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Nine Steps to Becoming an Artist

Nine Steps to Becoming an Artist


Have you always wanted to become an artist but never knew where to begin? You’re in the right place! Our nine-step guide will show you how to make it in the art industry. We’ll walk you through the best way to jump start your artistic career — whether you’re an aspiring painter, cartoonist, sketch artist, or love pastels. Whatever your creative medium, we’ve got the tools you need to pursue your dream career.

Learn about the different career paths in the arts, how to choose an art school, and how to get a job or a gallery show.

This guide is perfect for prospective, current, and second career visual artists. What are you waiting for? Become an artist NOW!

Table of Contents:

Step 1: Recognize Your Abilities

Step 2: Research Art Careers

Step 3: Narrow Your Interests

Step 4: Identify Lacking Skills

Step 5: Choose a School

Step 6: Networking

Step 7: Internships

Step 8: Studio Visits

Step 9: Follow Up and Do Not Give Up

Find the right campus or online art or design program for you!