Turn Your Creative Passion Into A Thriving Art Practice With THRIVE
An easy-to-follow online membership for the best support, connection & learning for visual artists like YOU, ready to confidently make, market & sell art without the overwhelm of having to figure everything out by yourselfTAKE A PEEK INSIDE THRIVE
Have you ever wondered what successful artists are doing to sell their art & build thriving art practices?
If you're ready to build a sustainable, recurring income with your art but have no idea where to start
You are tired of having to figure everything out by yourself and you need a clear step-by-step plan to market & sell your art
Familiar ways of selling your art are no longer that effective and you're looking for new & exciting ways to connect with buyers & grow your collector base
Sonja Smalheer - Art Coach & Mentor
As an art coach, I've helped hundreds of artists all over the world turn their artistic passions into meaningful art practices. In THRIVE, I'd love to show how you can create with more freedom, find buyers that connect with your work and help you figure out the business side of your art without it draining all your energy. If this is you then definitely read on to find all the juicy ins and outs of our exciting membership.
The place to be for the best support, connection & learning for visual artists like you to confidently generate a consistent revenue stream & build a business that supports your art dream
Be surrounded by a community of motivated artists ready to share experiences & cheer you on
Activate the full potential of your creativity so that you can make, market & sell from a place that feels good & natural
Finally, get organised with an easy-to-follow system to consistently make your art & build a sustainable, meaningful art practice
THRIVE is not an art course but a membership for visual artists committed to turn their art into a meaningful, sustainable art practice
JOIN THRIVE FOR ONLY €27/m
For a limited time, I'm offering the full THRIVE experience for only €27*/month.
*Your rate will be set and will not increase as long as you are part of the program.
When you join you'll have access to an ever-growing library of inspirational, motivational & educational videos, podcasts, resources, coaching & critique sessions, art experts sessions, monthly Q&A sessions, and so much more!
Take a Peek Inside Thrive
Thriving & Supportive Community
Share your work and get feedback & support from our friendly artist community. Our members are eager to share ideas, their latest hacks, and upcoming events, and of course, give you constructive feedback on how you can elevate your work & build your art practice.
Art Business Foundations
Want to build a thriving art business? This course identifies five key areas you as a visual artist must focus on to set up a thriving art practice, create recurring revenue, and accelerate your art career. These quick-start modules are easy to follow and are accessible in your library with downloadable worksheets, templates & checklists.
In-Depth Audio & Video Lessons
As an artist, mentor & teacher Sonja Smalheer has created a stellar library for members (that's always growing), including 3 Effective Marketing Strategies, Creating an Artist Website that Works, Putting more You in your Art, and many more to come.
We'll meet each other in our closed student-only member's area for our monthly 'Thrive Live' with Sonja Smalheer. This live session will give us a chance to personally connect and you can ask all your questions. Don’t worry if you ever miss a session you’ll find all the previous sessions are archived and ready for you to access.
Art Expert Sessions
Each month an art industry expert, like gallerists, curators, art jurors, artists, and other specialists will be joining us in the program to share their first-hand experiences on how you can enlarge your reach & find more exposure as a professional artist building an art practice. You'll have a chance to interact with them in our live sessions & ask them questions.
Cases Study Interviews
Dynamic & inspiring interviews with members artists where Sonja coaches them 1-on-1 through their art & business challenges.
Challenge & Critique Sessions
You’ll find art challenges, critique sessions, access to art masterclasses, exclusive resources and so much more. All there for you to take your next steps, find the support you need, from me, the art experts, and a motivated community of artists so that you can consistently and successfully make, market, & sell your art.
You'll find all the video & audio lessons, worksheets, templates, checklists, recordings, resources & bonus materials in our beautifully designed members area. All the content is easy to follow and there for you to access when you join the mentoring program.
"I found focus & fresh motivation."
Sonja gave me the confidence to talk and write about my work. She explained the importance of focusing on one technique/style that shows what you and your art are about. Sonja inspired and motivated me to become a more successful artist and this is just the beginning. Sonja’s mentoring program allows me to grow even further.
ROB DE VRIES - DUTCH REALISTIC PAINTER
"I have a body of work ready to sell."
Before I joined the program I was fluttering from one project to the next and I had no foundation or vision for my art business. The program gave me the tools I needed to make concrete plans, I gained insight into my vision, and I set up a marketing strategy. I now have a healthy working routine, my website is complete and I have a body of work ready to sell.
SIMONE CIERAAD DUTCH VISUAL ARTIST
"I now have a clear message & marketing strategy."
Sonja is an experienced coach. She’s accessible and transparent. I have been able to achieve a lot in a short time. I have developed a clear message, around my Art. My Art business is now well-organized and this gives me confidence.
MAGGIA SWETS - DUTCH ARTIST
This could be you...
When you start to create focus & clarity for your art business you too will see a transformation take place. It's not too late. There has never been a better or easier way to learn the skills you need to turn your creativity into a happy, healthy art business.
When you join THRIVE you'll find a BONUS exclusive for THRIVE artists waiting for you in your member's area.
Don't miss out on this insightful quick-start bonus:
The success of your next painting, the design of your website, or the launch of your latest projects will largely depend on your ability to utilize your creativity. In this bonus, I'll give you the necessary tools and show you practical exercises to unleash more of your creative strengths.
WHEN YOU JOIN THRIVE...
You'll have access to an ever-growing library of inspirational, motivational & educational videos, podcasts, resources, coaching & critique sessions, art experts sessions, monthly Q&A sessions, and so much more!
* For a limited time only I'm offering you all-access to THRIVE with immediate access to all the modules, courses, lessons, worksheets, community support, art expert & Q&A sessions for just €27.-/ month.
This rate will never be this cheap again and will be going up as the program grows and expands. If you sign up for THRIVE your rate (monthly and annual) will be fixed and will not change as long as you are part of the program.
I'm Sonja —hello! I'm here to help you confidently make, market & sell your art with ease & profit without feeling overwhelmed by having to figure everything out by yourself
With 30+ years of creative coaching & entrepreneurship and a graduating Cum Laude in Art & Design, I know what you're up against in marketing & selling your art in these challenging times.
This is why I started THRIVE. I'm convinced that the lessons, worksheets, videos, podcasts, live Q&As, art community, and art expert sessions will help you grow as an artist and build a sustainable, meaningful art business.
When you join THRIVE you'll have everything you need to effectively market & sell your art to caring collectors who are excited by what you create & are willing to pay for the value you bring into the world.