Hi Brianna, first, in my opinion it depends on your goals in visual arts. If you want a formal education then you could consider going to an Art Institute or getting a Bachelor's at a University in Sculpture, Graphic Design, or Painting. Or if you want to pursue your passions without going into formal education, then you might want to review options for individual classes, in order to build your skill set. Then I would recommend entering competitions so that you can begin to network and look at others' skills as well. Also look for opportunities to display your work. From my students experience, I've found cafe's, small galleries, book stores, even bars/restaurants/hookah lounges are textile friendly. Next, I would look for opportunities to intern through LinkedIn or personal contacts (this is where networking also helps). Then begin to build your portfolio by reviewing other portfolios online. Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest are easy ways to see other portfolios. Make sure to include your best work (about 15-20 pieces) and make sure the work flows/conveys the "story" you want your readers to understand. Then get out there and market yourself! You can do it!