We are excited to announce our 5th annual Fall School House Craft Conference for creative entrepreneurs!

This year, we are hosting two days of focused small business classes and workshops led by some of our community’s most knowledgeable and inspirational speakers along with many opportunities expand your network and connect with your peers.

The 2014 School House Craft Conference will be held at the Sunset Hill Community Club – a beautifully restored two-story Arts & Crafts style clubhouses located in the heart of the friendly Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA.

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Who should attend this year’s  School House Craft Conference?

Artists, Crafters and Makers, both emerging and experienced, who are looking to invest in their businesses and learn a wealth of information that will help them start, run, and grow their small creative businesses more efficiently and with greater success.

Why should you attend School House Craft Conference?

With focused class offerings you will learn useful entrepreneurial skills that you need to know along with lessons you never knew you needed from some of the best teachers in our industry – all in one weekend!

In addition to our fabulous classes, you will hear from inspirational keynote speakers, attend helpful roundtable group discussions, participate in networking events, and enjoy delicious munchies, lunches, and snacks throughout the conference!


When: Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014

Where: Sunset Hill Community Club in Ballard

Address: 3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117

Cost: $35 for individual classes, $85 for one day & $155 for two day tickets

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Class Offerings:

What will you learn at this year’s School House Craft Conference?

You can see more details about each class by looking at our classes page but here is the general overview of each day.


Saturday, Sept 27th
9:00 – 9:30 – Check In

9:30 – 10:00 – Keynote Address: Isaac Watson

10:00 – 11:30 – Class 1
Option 1: Turning Your Creative Ideas into a Book with Blair Stocker
Option 2: Breaking into the Handmade Wholesale market with Marlo Miyashiro

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 – Class 2
Option 1: Getting Started Selling Online with Arianne Foulks & Shoshanna Love
Option 2: The Goals Wheel for Artists with Tara Reed

2:00 – 2:15 – Break

2:15 – 3:00 – Round Table Sessions: Your Next Best Step

3:00 – 3:15 – Break

3:15 – 4:45 – Class 3
Option 1: Diversifying Income Streams with Adrienne L. Wiley
Option 2: Show and Tell Round Tables

4:45 – 5:00 – End of Day Raffle Annoucements & Raffle Winners

5:30 – 8:30 – Happy Hour at the BelMar


Sunday, Sept 28th
9:00 – 9:30 – Check In

9:30 – 10:00 – Keynote Address with Tara Gentile

10:00 – 11:30 – Class 1
Option 1: How to Get Started in Art Licensing with Tara Reed
Option 2: PR with Tara Gentile

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 – Class 2
Option 1: Creative Selling vs Critical Selling: How to Create Products That Sell Themselves with Tara Gentile
Option 2: Tradeshow Savvy with Adrienne L. Wiley

2:00 – 2:15 – Break

2:15 – 3:45 – Class 3
Option 1: Effective Marketing Collateral for your Handmade Business with Marlo Miyashiro
Option 2: Subversive Craft with Leanne Prain

3:45 – 5:00 – Book Signing & Craft Social




Ticket Info:

One and two day tickets include admission to keynote event, all classes, lunch, snacks and a complimentary happy hour event on Saturday evening.

You do not need to sign up in advance for individual classes. There will be plenty of room for everyone for all classes offered.

One day tickets are vaild for Saturday or Sunday. Just arrive on desired day and your name will be included in our student roster as a one day ticket holder.

Individual class tickets are offered on each class page. These tickets do not include keynote events or lunch but you are welcome to attend the happy hour event.


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