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Setting the right price for your art piece is crucial to balance both your work’s value and potential buyers’ expectations. It’s a combination of understanding your market, evaluating your artwork objectively, and considering various factors. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you set the price for your art piece: 

  • Research the Market:

Start by researching the market for artworks similar to yours. Look at the prices of other artists’ pieces with a similar style, size, medium, and level of experience. This will give you an idea of the price range for similar art in the current market. 

  • Consider Your Experience and Reputation:

Your experience as an artist and your reputation within the art community can influence the value of your artwork. If you are an established artist with a recognized name, your art might command higher prices compared to emerging artists. 

  • Factor in Material Costs:

Calculate the cost of materials used to create the art piece, including canvas, paints, brushes, clay, etc. Add these costs to the overall price to ensure you cover your expenses. 

  • Account for Time and Effort:

Estimate the amount of time and effort invested in creating the art piece. Consider your hourly rate or a fair wage for the time spent working on the piece, and factor this into the price. 

  • Assess the Size and Complexity:

Larger and more complex artworks typically take more time and effort to create and might warrant a higher price than smaller or simpler pieces. 

  • Evaluate Artistic Merit:

Objectively assess the artistic merit of your artwork. Consider the uniqueness of the piece, the skill demonstrated, and the emotional impact it may have on viewers. Art with artistic solid merit may command a higher price. 

  • Track Sales and Feedback:

If you’ve sold similar pieces before, consider the prices they sold for and any feedback you received from buyers. This information can guide you in setting the price for new artwork. 

Be Mindful of Local Market and Audience:

The art market can vary depending on the region and the preferences of the local audience. Consider your target audience and the purchasing power of potential buyers in your area.

  • Avoid Underpricing or Overpricing:

Be cautious not to undervalue your work, as this can undermine its perceived worth. Similarly, avoid overpricing, as it might deter potential buyers. Finding the right balance is essential. 

  • Be Open to Negotiation:

Some buyers might be interested in your art but prefer to negotiate the price. Be open to discussions while ensuring that you don’t undervalue your art. 

  • Re-evaluate Periodically:

Keep in mind that the art market fluctuates over time. Reevaluate your pricing periodically to stay relevant and competitive. 

Remember, setting the price for your art is not an exact science, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Ultimately, it’s a combination of research, experience, and understanding your artistic worth. Trust your instincts, and don’t be afraid to seek advice from fellow artists or art professionals.

Day 1 (Friday) - Today, you will arrive in the serene village of Dharamkot. We recommend you check-in to our Studio latest by 12PM, though checkin time is till 2PM.
After settling-in to your rooms, you will be served lunch at the cafeteria.
At 4 PM, you will start with your first workshop “An Introduction to Pottery”. This workshop will take about 2.5 to 3 hrs.
At night, you will indulge in dinner (possibly around a bonfire depending on weather) and then relax.
Day 2 (Saturday) - Today, you will start your day with a warm cup of tea & Nature Walk to Naddi. The trail meanders through the forests, offering stunning views of the valley below and the distant mountain ranges.
On returning, you will be served a sumptuous breakfast in our cafe.
At around 11 AM, you will head to the Studio for your second workshop. Today we will split the group in two batches for personalised attention to all participants. One group will attend the “Hand-building- pinching” workshop and the other will learn the “Intro to Pottery Wheel” workshop. Each workshop will take about 2.5 hrs.
Then you will break for lunch.
Post-lunch, you will take the second workshop from the above two, depending on what you did in the morning.
Wrap up your dinner at our cafe.
Day 3 (Sunday) - Today is a mix of learning and exploration!

After breakfast, you will attend the fourth workshop on “Texturing/Surface Decoration”.
Then after lunch, you will start your local sightseeing tour. Our expert local guides will take you to the Dalai Lama Temple, St. John’s in the Wilderness Church and the Mcleodganj Market. Take time to experience the spiritual energy of Dharamshala.
You can either return to the Studio with our guide in a cab which departs by 6 PM or stay longer and take a taxi back.
Dinner will be served in the evening but you can also explore one of the many restaurants/ bars in Mcleodganj.
Day 4 (Monday) - You will begin the day with yoga/meditation at one of the many renowned yoga studios in Dharamkot.

Then, head back to the Studio for breakfast and another day of pottery learning. You will now learn the advanced techniques in pottery making in your fifth and sixth art sessions.
We will again split the group in two batches for personalised attention to all participants. One group will attend the “Advanced Hand-building- Slab/coiling method” workshop and the other will learn the “Wheel Throwing/ Shaping Technique” workshop. Each workshop will take about 2.5 hrs.
Then you will break for lunch.
Post-lunch, you will take the second workshop from the above two, depending on what you did in the morning.
Wrap up your dinner at our cafe. By now you must have made friends with instructors and other participants, so we are sure you have some amazing conversations.
Day 5 (Tuesday) - You will begin the day with another session of yoga/meditation.
Then, head back to the Studio for breakfast. You will now attend the last and seventh art session on “ surface decoration with Coloured Under-Glazes”. The session will be of 2.5 hrs.
After lunch, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can pick your favourite thing to do today…finish off your artwork with some guidance from our instructors, head out and take a hike, go shopping, spend a lazy day in a cafe, walk around the flag point for sunset…the choices are endless. We will see you back at the Studio at 7 PM for our farewell dinner.
Day 6 (Wednesday) - Today is the day we bid adieu! After breakfast, it’s time to pack up and gaze at the Dhauladhar range for one last time till we see you again. The check-out is at 11 AM.

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5 nights accommodationAirfare
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)Alcohol
Pottery Sessions Courier charges for shipping Art pieces you create
Half- Day tour to McleodgunjBank fee/ Money exchange fee/ Other payment charges
Nature walk, Yoga/Meditation SessionsLaundry
Art Supplies

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