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Cheap-Ass Marketing for Your Business on a Budget
7:00 PM19:00

Cheap-Ass Marketing for Your Business on a Budget

Warning: This is not your run-of-the-mill business building workshop.

Do you have a huge passion for your business but an itty-bitty-teeny-weeny marketing budget, yet want to make a bigger impact with your business and reach more people?

Don’t miss this fun, frank, informative and irreverent business-building workshop. 

What do striptease and burlesque have to do with your business? More than you think! 

For seven years, Lisa Carmen has utilized low-cost and no-cost tools to grow her businesses, The Burlesque Experience and SacredSexyU. Along with that, she spent seven years marketing and community-building for MoveStudio, a premier dance/yoga/fitness studio in north Dallas. 

She’s learned a LOT about creating visibility and connection with little to no marketing dollars, often the hard way!

She’s learned a lot about running successful deal site campaigns. Her relationship with Groupon has been a vital marketing tool for years, and has also earned her thousands in revenue. She’ll tell you what she thinks are the biggest mistakes businesses make with these tools.

Book your spot for just $20! Includes coffee and light snacks. Space is limited to 20 people. Pay for your spot here:

Learn more about Lisa here:

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Beginner Photography Workshop [Digital SLR] & Photo Walk Day
12:00 PM12:00

Beginner Photography Workshop [Digital SLR] & Photo Walk Day

Learn the fundamentals of photography from portrait photographer Sherry Muldoon from Dream Focus Studio.  

The class will be broken up into two parts. 
The first part is the Beginner Photography - 12:00 P.M - 2:30 P.M
-fundamentals of photography
-shooting in manual mode
-color harmony
-aperture, shutter speed, and iso

The second class is a PhotoWalk where we will put our lessons to the test - 3:00 P.M - 5:30 P.M at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. 
-learn how to see the light
-hands on assistance with your DSLR camera
-practice with a pro


One class = $99 -
Both classes = $150 -
(You will receive an email once you register.)

Please contact Sherry Muldoon at or at 214.991.0965

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Free Your Wings Writing Group
6:30 PM18:30

Free Your Wings Writing Group

Art Is Life Studio is partnering with Kadena Tate for a new writing group focused on a journey to yourself. This group is for you if you have something to say but you are not sure how to communicate it, if you’ve always wanted to write a memoir or a book or you simply want to become a better writer. 

We come together to support one another’s writing and provide positive feedback so that you can accomplish your writing goals. During our time in person, along with online components if you wish to pursue them, we will use writing prompts and exercises to get your journey flowing. This is about creating a safe space for your ideas, creativity and writing to grow. 

Light snacks provided. Investment is $15 if you pay ahead at the link on this event page and $20 at the door. Pay link is here:

We look forward to spending this time with you!

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SHOOT, EDIT, SHARE all day Photography Workshop
9:00 AM09:00

SHOOT, EDIT, SHARE all day Photography Workshop

This class will be taught by Sherry Muldoon professional photographer of Dream Focus Studio and hosted by Jenice Johnson Williams at Art Is Life Studio. This workshop is a 3 part series that will cover the basics of Photography, Editing with Photoshop, and Building a Portfolio Website. Hobbyists and pros who may have "missed" the basics will benefit from this class.

There is limited seating in this class! So please sign up soon! There will be a 30 min. Q&A at the end of each class. Classes are $100 each but you can bundle!! Take 2 classes for $150 and all 3 classes for $250. Here's the schedule of events. If you would like to attend, please click on Paypal link below for 1, 2, or 3 classes. You will receive a follow up email with details. 

9-11:30 am - (1) BASICS OF PHOTOGRAPHY (digital)

learn basics of DSLR camera settings
how to shoot in manual mode
learn best natural light scenarios
learn difference between natural, strobe, external flash, and led light
what equipment you really need to buy to accomplish your goals. 

11:30-12:30 pm <<1 HOUR LUNCH>>

12:30-3:00 pm - (2) BASICS OF PHOTOSHOP - must have laptop and photoshop to participate
understand resolution and image sizes
learn basics of photoshop, basics of retouching
intro to masks and layer

3:30-6:00 pm - (3) WEBSITE
Best platforms to build a photography portfolio website
understand hosting and domain setups
a little SEO and best portfolio practices

She will have freebies to send out before each class including her gear guide, editing resources, and hosting and website resources. The best part is she will have a private FB group setup so that we can continue learning with each other. 

To SIGN UP. You will not be signed up for class until we receive payment. You will receive a follow up email onece we receive payment. Click below on number of classes you would like to take:

One class:
Two classes:
Three classes:

8105 Rasor Boulevard #207
Plano, Texas

Any questions, email or call 214-991-0965.

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1:00 PM13:00

Creativity & Community WORKSHOP - Photographers & Artists

Our friend Jen Shu has a great workshop planed for you for August. See below!

This is a workshop dedicated to YOU, the creative. Spend some time enhancing your ideas, creating new ones and taking yourself on a creative journey beyond your dreams. This is open for photographers desiring to try new things and get out of their own box. This workshop will include some chat time as well as hands-on practical shooting time. Please sign up ASAP to secure your spot. Spaces are limited and I wanted to be sure we have a tight knit group! Limited to 20 people.

Half Day: $95 (pick your time slot) 
Full Day: $180

Session Times:

Water, Tea, Coffee will be on site with light snacks.


FEES DUE BY: August 5th so I can get an accurate headcount to prep! Thank you!

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12:00 PM12:00

Setting Up Your Photography Business for Success

Read below about the inspiring worship our friend Sherry Muldoon is hosting at the studio at the end of the month!

This workshop will focus on all things related to setting up and sustaining your photography business. If you are not a photographer, I know that you know one. Please share!! ;)

I am Sherry Muldoon of Dream Focus Studio (created in 2010), a full-time photographer and PPA member instructing this class. I started my photography business after coming out of a huge recession. I had just left a job as a portrait studio manager. That studio is now closed and could not survive the recession. Was I CRAZY? It was not easy and I almost quit many, many times. But after being incredibly persistent in educating myself about the BUSINESS of photography, I finally was able to make the leap to full time and create an income that supports my family and pursuits. I want to encourage you to set it up right from the start. 

Workshop fee - $50
Topics we will be covering: 

-Contracts and Copyright Releases
-When to Go Full Time
-Systems and Backups
-How to Price Your Work for Profit
-How to Get Business (my best marketing tips that got my phone ringing)
-Tracking Your Numbers
-Business Insurance

Who should attend:
Anyone who has started a photography portrait business or is thinking of starting a photograpy portrait business. 

Freebies included:  
-copyright release form
-Studio policiies
-Excel sheet for tracking your numbers

I am making this class super affordable - only $50 for 2 hours so nothing will stand in the way of getting this invaluable information to setup your business.

Register today:

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