it's me! 

  • A Jewrican

  • Sagittarius

  • Hell's Kitchen, New York City Native

  • Preferred beverages are whiskey & chai lattes


Terri Frohman Founded Handmade in Brooklyn Collective Inc. in 2015. Currently living and working in Brooklyn, she is a full-time Mixed Media Artist, Collective Leader & Private Artist in Business Coach. 

back story

SUNY New Paltz & NYU Alumnus, Terri was a successful Art Educator and Administrator for over a decade. She represented the NYC & NYS Board of Arts Education Association, taught grades K-12, and led educational workshops, initiated a variety mentorship programs for new educators and spend her 12 years dedicated to make arts education a valued staple in the education system and NOT an accessory.

The Journey 

In 2015, she began a new professional chapter as a full-time mixed media artist and Founder of Handmade in Brooklyn, a.k.a Art Mom Coach.

She sold screen printed apparel, leather accessories, prints, paintings at markets, pop ups, group art shows and any other opportunity that would develop her skillset as a woman in business.


With little guidance on how to BE an artist in business, she found that there were so many other artists & makers in a similiar positon which led her to invite fellow local artists into her studio, to grow a strong supportive and resourceful network,  Handmade in Brooklyn Collective.  


Bedstuy resident Terri, is currently coaching artists in business with a variety of offerings year round: 1:1 coaching, group programs, workshops, webinars & continues to engage and support the artists community in ways that will help ease the transition from the traditional work setting into the realities of freelancing. 

artist    mentor  educator   maker   freelancer   coach   community   leader

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run your arts business with as much confidence & passion as you do making art

Let's get this work!


1:1 Coaching


Working 1:1 is one of the most special & magical client to coach experiences you could have in your lifetime. 


It takes a strong & vulnerable person to step into their light and seize an opportunity to go after their dreams. It changes the ENTIRE trajectory of your professional & personal journey.

When you work with a coach, mentor, consultant...anyone who guides & supports you, the birth of so many new opportunities open up that may surprise you.




my dream client...

  • enjoys...actually LOVES working hard

  • open-minded & growth mindset

  • puts feedback into action

  • coachable

  • won't let excuses dictate their destiny

  • committed to the ups & downs process of figuring it out

  • loves the collaborative experience of working with someone else

  • ready to take risks




This program supports the practicing artist. 

There is an existing sense of self, brand, vision and focus on establishing a long-term career.

Our sessions are designed holistically as we look at the big picture on what success looks like as a creative in business. 

they said


Laiken Joy, Photographer

I'm working on an upcoming event I'm hosting for my film release. She helped me find and curate a space to throw the event in, counseled me about how to handle future interactions (she basically put me onto MAJOR game) of this kind, and she helped me organize the technicalities of the event. Basically, she was MOM; she listened to and interpreted my vision perfectly, and was extremely professional throughout. I definitely plan to work with Terri in the future, and can't wait to join the physical manifestation of her vision "The Creative Haus."


Natalie Drake-Maurer,
HMB Artist in Residence

I joined HMB as a photo intern a year ago and in that time I have come to look at the collective as a sort of home away from home. There is far more that is shared during the monthly meetups than just arts and business- we support each other through our struggles as humans in this world and also celebrate the triumphs. Terri allows for all our voices to be heard and has pushed me to grow in ways I did not even know I wanted.