“The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.” -l. rosten
Spotted Rabbit Studio is set up to produce a variety of Signature Products that we sell at local arts festivals, in stores, and online.
Wood – birdhouses, planter boxes, whittled plant markers
Fiber – hand-sewn bird decor, felted ornaments, knitted hats & scarves
Ceramic – magnets, mosaics, pendants, whimsy bells, flowers & garden art
Holiday – gift tags, wire wrapped stars, ceramic ornaments
Spotted Rabbit Studio has a fully functional wood shop, ceramics studio, and mixed media center so we are prepared to make just about anything! Sarah and staff work with each participant to develop a line of products they can make both independently and in collaboration with other artists to sell. We not only evaluate the skill set of participants when determining projects, but also their personal interests and artistic preferences.
The apprenticeship program is focused on teaching more than just art making skills. Participants are involved in all areas of studio operation, providing them with a level of business skills rarely provided outside of higher education. Participants analyze product trends while developing new production items; learn to price work and determine profit margins; practice ordering supplies and manage inventory; gain a cursory understanding of legal issues, tax regulations, and bookkeeping; and engage in marketing activities including print, web, and social media.
As an arts community Spotted Rabbit Studio challenges participants to form connections between themselves, others, and the world they live in through the development of soft skills. With the common goal to make, exhibit, and sell quality works of art participants are supported in building skills in communication, cooperation, compromise, self-esteem, self-efficacy, decision making, and initiative.
During the tour you will have a chance to see the studio space, meet other artists, look through some of your personal artwork, and talk about your goals as an artist. If it seems like a good fit, we can discuss how to get you set up to join!