“No pressure” fiber and felt art with Amanda Adams

“No pressure” fiber and felt art with Amanda Adams

by CreativeMindClass • 2 min read

"My style of art-making whether it’s sewing, drawing or whatever is unselfconscious and meant to delight and inspire people."

About the fiber artist, Amanda Adams

I’m a fiber artist and illustrator based in Baltimore. I moved here to go to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) which is where Nicole Mueller and I met and became friends before we started the Beyond the Studio podcast together. Over the last nine years, I’ve been building up my small art business Close Call Studio where I work full time.

Fiber art by Amanda Adams. Mushrooms.
Wall mushrooms

How would you describe your style?

My style of art-making whether it’s sewing, drawing or whatever is unselfconscious and meant to delight and inspire people. I can be moody and direct and some of my work can be kinda dark but there’s always an element of humor and playfulness involved.

Felt art by Amanda Adams. Home cleaning objects.
Felt versions of various things around Amanda's home. #closecallhomeseries

What is the key to making your art?

It changes from season to season but currently holding an attitude of “no pressure” in the studio is absolutely key for me right now. I’ve always put a great deal of pressure on myself which didn’t reflect well in my work or life so creating space for rest and gardening are just as imperative to my process as sitting down to draw.

An Illustration by Amanda Adams. A coloring book with colored pencils on a table.
Close Call Coloring Book

Follow my personal work on Instagram and listen to Beyond the Studio on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Are you a creator? Make a short video of the creation process

A great way to make some extra money on your art is to create a mini course showing people the process of your art creation. Just turn your camera on and record how you make the artwork. You can make a short video while making your artwork and sell it as an online course on a video platform to feed your audience with some special BTS content.

How to Create an Online Course and Make It Awesome
What do you need to create an online course? Here is an overview of the 10 key steps to creating an awesome online course that looks great and...

A short video course is a great way to engage your audience in the process of creating your art and getting paid for that. Creators usually set the price of short video courses from $10 to $50. However, how much you’ll earn depends on how you price your online course and its value to people. If you put your heart into creating the video and promoting it on social media, you can make an additional passive income on each of your artworks by showing people how you made it.

Mini course: the Best Way to Start with Online Courses
A mini course is a good way to start with online school and grow your business. It’s fast to create and it’s shorter than a traditional course.

CreativeMindClass: the first online course platform for independent creators

Teacher space on CreativeMindClass
Teacher space on CreativeMindClass

CreativeMindClass is a platform that enables you to teach your creative process and build meaningful relationships with your students. No competition for attention with other artists and courses - you have the whole teaching space just for you and your students.

Save time and give your students a great learning experience — no coding skills required, no stitching together multiple software programs. We have done all that for you and built an all-immersive creative space with video classes, student groups, discussions, engaging exercises, and feedback.

In addition to video classes, you can create exercises, give feedback, build community, and much more. We also automate promotion, landing pages, up-sells, and calculate taxes and EU VAT rates for your students. And it's all free - we don't get paid until you get paid.

Check out the features

try for free

You might also like

Teach with video, exercises, and feedback on a standalone platform
Join today to create inspiring online classes and sell globally
No credit card required
Please enter at least 3 characters 0 Results for your search