A lot. The classes will teach you about art, but they’ll also help you make art that can be sold, and you might even learn how to design your own pieces.
Do your friends love you enough to do it?
If you’re one of the lucky ones who has a friend willing to send in their art, it’s worth the extra effort to do it together. And you should be able to show it to other people who don’t like your type of art as long as they can appreciate it.
If you’re new to DIY, you really don’t have much to lose—not to go back and buy a piece if you have to wait until you get a commission from someone. You can build your own gallery at home.
Will it be worth it to me?
It depends on the work. If it’s good enough to get your friends to do it, it’s worth it. You don’t have to break it down to the smallest detail, like the size of the piece, the weight, and other things that go into a commission. Whatever you do, make sure you’re happy about the work before you start. If you have a deadline to meet or you’re just having fun, go for it! It probably won’t ruin the experience for you if you don’t.
There are a few things you should think about in deciding how much you should pay for an art project.
Is it fun? Is there any way you can make the art more exciting by adding more colors or moving it around?
Are there any artistic merits to the work?
Does it make you feel smart or accomplished?
Do you know anyone you can bring along and share the craft with? If not, they’ll need time to make the art themselves.
How much time do you have to do it?
You can make the artwork as short or as long as you want, but when it comes to time, you’d better not be late. If they need it to be done in a certain amount of time, you can probably just keep it to a few days. But it can be done right away if they’re really in it.
Is it expensive?
Most likely, it’s expensive to do the work up. That’s why it might be worth it to give it a shot. The cost doesn’t have to be astronomical—you might save money by giving it to a friend rather than your mom—