The Working Artist is a comprehensive easy-to use online program for artists who wish to develop their professional practice. It is comprised of videos and interactive workbooks created with the “artist brain” in mind.

The program is on-demand, so you can take it at your own pace. Each week, for 8 weeks, you will receive new study materials and information. If you can’t keep up, if life gets in the way, you will continue to have lifelong access to The Working Artist so you can resume your study at your own pace.

Prepare to invest roughly 60 to 90 minutes per week.

“Such a useful course… I ended up with a one year and five year business plan, an artist’s statement and a whole new appreciation of how to combine my creative side with good business practice. Since doing the course I have a brand new website, a clear idea of where I’m going and had my most successful open house ever (double my previous best.) Coincidence? You be the judge…. Fellow artists, if you need a bit more business acumen sign up now. You won’t regret it.” – Sarah Kettalars, Artist, sarahketelaars.com

The Working Artist teaches strategic and professional business practices to visual artists who ultimately want their work to be valued, respected, and sold.

It doesn’t matter where you live. It doesn’t matter what your medium. The Working Artist has helped artists and photographers around the world to achieve their dreams.

Through this proven and insightful program you will find direction and clarity in your career. You will create the tools necessary to achieve your goals. You will achieve meaningful changes in your practice. And you will navigate the art business with confidence.

I believe that you can accomplish everything you set out to do, and I created The Working Artist to help you get there.

99% of Working Artist alumni surveyed said they “would absolutely recommend The Working Artist to a colleague.”

My own professional experience is 360 degrees. I’m not just an artist myself, I’ve represented over 250 other artists and placed work in hundreds of galleries and nearly every major institution in the USA. No other artist coach claims the same credentials as I’ve earned during my long career.

The Working Artist is a comprehensive program. As I build the program and add to it, you’ll continue to receive new modules at no additional charge. Honestly, if you feel that you just need help with one small part of your business, then you’re probably better served by signing up for another program.

But if you want a seasoned pro to guide you toward a strategic plan for your career, you can find no better investment than The Working Artist.

“I’ve done several art-business courses. This is by far the best online program I have worked with.”

Kadira Jennings, Australia

Yes. It doesn’t matter where you are in your artist’s journey, understanding the language and expectations of this business is important. Don’t wait to present yourself as a knowledgeable professional, start putting your best foot forward now.

Don’t risk making the wrong moves or creating materials that you’ll later have to fix, instead create a solid foundation for yourself now.

Don’t wait for the world to discover you or give you permission. Show the world who you are.

The Working Artist is valuable for is giving artists the confidence to believe in our work, and also to inform us how much is involved in the BUSINESS of being an artist as opposed to the process of just creating the art itself. I thought it was impossible before and now I don’t, but it will take time and lots and lots of tiny steps to get there I’m just very happy to be on the right path now.  

Mark Wallace, www.markwallacedigitalartist.com/

It doesn’t matter. Crista spent years teaching The Working Artist around the world, where discovered that the art world is a world unto itself. Today, there are Working Artist alumni in over 50 countries.

Worried that English isn’t your first language? Our videos are all close-captioned to provide additional support.

I am not able to personally give feedback to all of the artists in the program.

I offer monthly Coaching Calls so that I can answer your questions both during your session of The Working Artist.

If you wish to have me look at your materials and help you strategize your way forward with what you’ve learned, I also offer one-on-one sessions for graduates. You can purchase this now as The Working Artist Masterclass Plus, and we can schedule your one-on-one after you finish the coursework. You can also choose to upgrade to this program later.

If you’re an artist and want to transform that into your main job, this is the mentor you are looking for.

Antonella Raimondo


Each month, I will lead an online coaching call for Working Artists and alumni. These calls take place on the 13th of each month at 5pm GMT. Occasionally, scheduling may be subject to change.

If you can’t make the call, you can post your questions and I will record my answers for you.

The Working Artist is good value for money, packed full of content and Crista is VERY supportive.

Sandra Jordan


It won’t be.

The program is easy to follow and intuitive. If you have any problems at all, we are standing by to walk you through.

The Working Artist is worth every penny. It brought me from the dark to the light. I finally have a clear vision and process to make my dream of being an artist come true.

Lynsey Guidi


I created The Working Artist Masterclass to be the most comprehensive and professional advice offered, so that artists can achieve results. In return, I expect the artists who work with me to do the work, giving your best by implementing the strategies I share.

So in order to be eligible for my 100% Money Back Guarantee, you must submit your completed workbooks within 2 weeks of the end of the course. In other words, I believe that if you do the work, you’ll succeed. But I can’t be responsible for artists who don’t really put in the effort. So that’s my deal. Give it your best shot and if it doesn’t work, you’ve got nothing to lose.

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