Make Your Art: Time Management for Creatives

  • Created by Liz Brindley
  • Course Duration 1 hour 4 mins
  • Price USD$
  • User Rating
  • Platform Skillshare
  • Course Link Explore Course
Do you feel like you're just too busy to make your art? I totally get it! In this class, I'll teach you a variety of effective time management tools to make more space in your schedule for your art, creative practice, and to build your creative business. These skills can also be applied to manage your creative projects, as well..

Do you feel like you’re just too busy to make your art? I totally get it! In this class, you will learn a variety of effective time management tools to make more space in your schedule for your art, creative practice, and to build your creative business. These skills can also be applied to manage your creative projects, as well.

Course Overview

Meet the instructor, a talented Illustrator who has spent the past 5 years working multiple jobs while also carving out time to make art and build a creative business called Prints & Plants. Throughout this course, the instructor shares valuable insights, tips, and tools for making more time to pursue your artistic passions.

What You’ll Gain

By enrolling in this course, you will gain:

  • A clear approach to scheduling time for your art, no matter how busy you are!
  • A variety of effective time management tools for you to practice.
  • A renewed sense of focus and energy for your creative practice.
  • A heightened sense of value for your art and/or creative business (the world needs your art!).
  • Time management skills that can be applied to creative project management.
  • A scheduling template that you can use as your planner!

Who This Course is For

This course is tailored for:

  • Artists juggling multiple responsibilities while aspiring to build a successful creative business.
  • Creatives who find little to no time for their artistic practice amidst busy schedules.
  • Individuals who believe time management is too difficult or boring, but want to learn a fresh approach.
  • Artists who feel like scheduling might stifle their creative style, but still need more time to unleash their ideas.

Now, let’s delve into the course content and discover the transformative tools that await you!

Uncover Your Why

The first step towards effective time management for your art is to uncover your “Why”. What drives your artistic passion? Why do you want to make time for your art amidst your busy life? Understanding your motivations will provide a powerful anchor to keep you focused and dedicated to your creative journey.

To uncover your Why, take a moment to reflect and ask yourself:

  • What emotions do you experience when creating art?
  • How does your art impact your life and the lives of others?
  • What are the long-term goals you hope to achieve through your artistic pursuits?

Remember, your Why will be unique to you and will serve as a guiding force throughout this course.

Set Boundaries – and Stick to Them!

One of the biggest challenges for busy artists is setting boundaries to protect their creative time. In this section, we’ll explore strategies to establish clear boundaries with other commitments and external distractions. By doing so, you can safeguard your art-making time and create a more balanced lifestyle.

Block Your Schedule

The key to effective time management is blocking your schedule. Allocating specific time blocks for your creative practice ensures that you have dedicated moments for inspiration, creation, and self-expression. We’ll delve into practical techniques to organize your schedule effectively and make the most of your creative moments.

Make Traction on Your Dream – One Step at a Time

Turning your creative dreams into reality can feel overwhelming, especially when balancing other responsibilities. But fret not! We’ll guide you through breaking down your artistic aspirations into manageable steps. By taking one step at a time, you’ll make steady progress towards your artistic goals, building confidence and momentum along the way.

Celebrate Every Step – Big and Small!

Every achievement, no matter how big or small, deserves celebration. As you make progress on your creative journey, it’s essential to celebrate each milestone. Acknowledging your achievements will fuel your motivation and reinforce the value of your art and creative efforts.

Set Annual Goals

In this section, we’ll focus on setting annual goals for your creative pursuits. By envisioning what you want to achieve in the long run, you’ll be better equipped to align your daily actions with your artistic aspirations.

Set Monthly Goals

Breaking down your annual goals into monthly targets allows for better planning and adaptability. We’ll explore techniques to set achievable monthly objectives and how to stay on track to fulfill them.

Set Weekly Goals

Now it’s time to zoom in further and set weekly goals that align with your monthly and annual aspirations. Weekly goals provide a clear roadmap for your creative endeavors, ensuring continuous progress.

Set Daily Goals

Daily goals are the building blocks of your creative success. In this section, we’ll delve into creating actionable daily goals that propel you closer to your artistic vision, day by day.

Reach Your Goals!

Armed with your annual, monthly, and daily goals, it’s time to take action! We’ll guide you on how to stay focused, overcome obstacles, and maintain momentum as you work towards realizing your artistic dreams.


Congratulations on completing the course! By now, you have learned valuable time management skills tailored specifically for artists and creatives. Embrace the journey of making more time for your art and creative practice.

As you apply these newfound time management techniques, remember that creativity knows no bounds. By making art a priority, you’ll not only enhance your artistic skills but also enrich your life and the lives of those who encounter your creations.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Q: Is this course suitable for beginners in art? A: Absolutely! This course welcomes artists of all skill levels, whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting your artistic journey.
  2. Q: Can I adapt the scheduling template to my unique needs? A: Yes, the provided scheduling template is customizable to fit your specific artistic practices and daily life.
  3. Q: Will this course help me balance my creative pursuits with a full-time job? A: Definitely! The course offers practical time management strategies for artists managing multiple responsibilities.
  4. Q: How long will I have access to the course materials? A: Once enrolled, you’ll have lifetime access to the course, including any updates or additional resources.
  5. Q: Can I interact with the instructor and other students during the course? A: Yes, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the instructor and a supportive community of fellow artists through discussions and feedback.