by Emmy Hirsch, guest blogger
edited by @schulmanArt
|Renie Britenbucher licenses her art on products from anything from pillows to needlepoint patterns|
A majority of the public is under the impression that artists do not make a lot of money. Sure, being a full-time artist is a hard job in itself, and making an adequate income can be strenuous and difficult, but it is far from the impossible. Most students who major in art in college learn both the practice and process of making art as well as historical analysis of art throughout the years. When students study art, they are studying decision-making and expression, and universities really focus on nurturing the skills involved to create a career path other than traditional gallery routes.
|Megan Ducanson is another artist with a sucessful career in art licensing.|
|Emmy Hirsch is an intern at SchulmanArt and will be an incoming freshman at Franklin and Marshall College.|
Is art licensing for you? There are some definite drawbacks. Artist Christy Tomlinson turned down a lucrative licensing contract when her partners asked her to stop teaching her art making methods online. you also have to work under an art director and take artistic direction, create lines each season and work under corporate deadlines. So each artist has to choose their business model that works for them.