Web Design for Artists: Selling Your Art Work Online

With no experience necessary, create websites for your art, studio, band, or exhibit and make money selling your goods!



Course Description:

As an artist and musician, I learned how to create websites out of pure necessity. I am not a professional programmer – I learned through trial and error and studying on my own what works and what doesn’t work. I’ve now written hundreds of websites for artists, musicians, bands, galleries, and other organizations.

In 2009 I created this class, “Web Design for Artists” as a class I teach in-person around my area. The class has been very successful, and I’m really excited to bring it to an online platform. My goal with this class is simple: I want all artists to have a website, be able to manage their website, and to never, ever, have to pay someone to do it for them.

This is a hands-on class: I am going to make a website for myself during this class, and walk you through every step. Nearly every video is a “walk through” on how to do something. And because I’m not a technical web designer, we won’t get bogged down with any abstract terminology – only what we need. Lets dive in!



Praise for other classes by J. Anthony Allen:

  • “Dr Allen does it again with his music theory for electronic musicians series. This course really opened up everything I learned from the 1st section and now I understand more about the composition side of things for music. I highly highly recommend this course to anyone!!! Really opened my eyes to many things I wasn’t aware of.”
  • “The Best Teacher ever, who make you understand the in & out Music Theory by all mean without giving what you don’t want to know.”
  • “I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going thru this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me.”



  • No experience necessary
  • Students will need to purchase a domain name and hosting plan (about $50) during the class if they don’t already have one.
  • Having a domain name before starting the class is NOT required.


What Will You Get From This Course:

  • Over 47 lectures and 6.5 hours of content
  • By the end of this course, you will have a working, gorgeous website to show off your material.
  • In this course you will learn how to create stunning websites without learning any tedious code.
  • Students will learn how to setup a hosting account, domain name, and WordPress website.


Who Should Take This Course:

  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Anyone in need of learning how to make a website to manage their own content

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Overview
Welcome & Overview FREE 00:05:04
How We Will Learn FREE 00:06:39
Super Big Handout FREE 00:00:00
Section 2: The One-Time-Only Stuff
Setup Overview FREE 00:03:01
Mac or PC? Doesn’t Matter! FREE 00:02:13
Picking a Hosting Company 00:08:22
Picking a Domain Name 00:14:16
Domain Setup and Hosting Walkthrough 00:16:49
Transferring a Domain Name or Hosting to a New Company 00:05:40
Transferring a Domain Name, Part 2 00:12:51
Setting up Email Accounts 00:10:34
Installing WordPress 00:10:58
Installing a Temporary Password on Your (New) Website 00:06:15
Done with Setup! 00:03:00
Section 3: The Every-Few-Years Stuff
Configuring WordPress 00:20:07
Finding a Theme 00:16:03
Installing a Theme 00:04:19
Configuring a Theme 00:08:49
Dashboard Overview 00:10:34
Pages Vs. Posts 00:06:04
Creating Pages 00:17:34
Organizing Your Menu 00:09:16
Setting up Menus 00:08:45
Setting the Home Page 00:11:51
Using Widgets 00:16:49
Using Plugins 00:04:46
Selling Stuff! 00:35:24
Hiding Comments 00:04:00
How Embedding Works 00:05:43
Adding Video 00:10:55
Adding Audio 00:07:51
Setting the Store Link 00:03:37
Content Wrap-Up 00:01:21
Section 4: The Day-to-Day Stuff
Day-to-Day Stuff Overview FREE 00:01:46
Integrating Social Media: Twitter 00:12:16
Integrating Social Media: Facebook 00:10:42
The Case Against Calendars 00:05:45
A Word of Caution 00:02:46
Updating Your Content 00:02:19
Revision History 00:03:04
Day-to-Day Stuff Wrap-Up 00:01:04
Section 5: The Bells and Whistles
Overview of the Extras Here FREE 00:00:42
Password Protecting Pages and Scheduling Pages 00:07:15
Take that Password Protection Off! 00:03:46
Basic HTML for Widgets 00:13:00
Thats All Folks! 00:02:09
Advanced Paypal Features 00:07:52

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  • SGD 30
  • 47 Units
  • 384 Minutes
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J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers. J. Anthony Allen teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN., and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He is a co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music. J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelors degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way. If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)
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