Six Steps for Successful Studio Visits

Tips from a Visitor's Perspective
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (12 ratings)
2,623 students
35min of on-demand video
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You will be able to confidently prepare for, host and follow up on studio visits with arts professionals.
You will have a better understanding of the perspective of your visitor, a crucial element in extending invitations and hosting productive studio visits.


  • This course does not have any prerequisites, other than an interest in hosting studio visits with arts professionals.


Studio visits are a valuable opportunity to share and speak about your work, get constructive feedback and build new relationships. They can lead to sales, exhibitions, recommendations and life long connections. But they can also be nerve wracking.

When it comes to a studio visit, you can’t control how someone will react to your work in person. But you can create the best possible environment and circumstances for your visitor to appreciate your work and enjoy the experience.

This free course lays out the six steps to successfully prepare for, host and follow up on a professional studio visit, from the perspective of an arts professional who has been on hundreds of visits over the years. Follow these steps and you’ll wow any visitor with your poise, professionalism, preparedness - and most of all your work!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for artists working in all mediums, who are interested in expanding their opportunities and contacts via studio visits, and would like steps and tips for hosting successful visits.
  • Professional artists who are engaged with, or interested in engaging with, curators, consultants, gallerists and other arts professionals will benefit greatly from this course.


Founder, Practical Advice for Artists
Alix Sloan
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 174 Reviews
  • 3,433 Students
  • 5 Courses

I’ve been working in the arts, as a gallery director, gallery owner, curator, consultant, private dealer, author and educator for over twenty years.

I owned my own gallery in New York City (Sloan Fine Art) from 2008 to 2012 and continue to mount exhibitions and work with collectors and artists. I also teach Business of Art courses and lecture on a variety of topics at art schools across the US.

Working with so many wonderful artists in so many different roles for so many years I noticed the same questions coming up again and again. I realized there was a lack of practical, straightforward information available to artists and in 2015 set out to do something about it. I wrote "Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists" which became a #1 book in its category on Amazon and is now in it's second edition.

In 2017 I founded the Practical Advice for Artists website to continue that work through free checklists and resources, a blog, online courses and personalized services for artists.

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