Creative Pursuits, Side Hustles, and Business Smarts

Develop an entrepreneurial plan to turn your artistic talents into a creative business.

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Tap into your artistic talents and transform them into a creative business! This course is designed to help you explore the possibilities of creating and selling your artwork or services. You’ll be inspired by experienced art teachers who have succeeded in making their own entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Whether you’re looking to sell your existing artwork, craft new pieces, or offer your unique creative services, this course will guide you every step of the way. From ideation to implementation, you’ll learn everything you need to know to share your artistic passion with the world.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Additional Materials

  • Participation in a live, virtual discussion panel with your instructor, peers, and experts is required during Week 3 of this course.
  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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