Adult Classes 2021

From glassblowing to nuno felting, watercolours to oil painting, fine craft to fine art, our artist led experiences can be the catalyst for creative exploration or professional development.

March 2021

The Romantic Landscape and Big Sky Watercolours ONLINE (Watercolour) with Linda Kemp

March 3 - 4, 10AM - 3PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

Learn how to create your best watercolour landscapes ever! Negative painting isn’t hard, it’s just different! Once you see how this approach works, you will discover how easy it is to paint fantastic landscapes that are quick, loose and a joy to create.
Once you have the knowledge to see the landscape as simple interlocking shapes and learn some fun ways to create textures, you will be ready for our two main projects, The Romantic Landscape and Big Sky Landscapes.

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The Business of Art. Workshop #4 Product Photography (IN PERSON ONLY)

March 7, 10AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

The images you use to promote your work are crucial components of a visual based business, but few of us have the resources to hire professional photographers every step of the way. Participants will use their own products to work through five stations that use different affordable set ups and tools to create dynamic images, on brand.

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The Business of Art. Workshop #5 Sell it! (ONLINE)

March 9, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

Pricing is one of the most difficult decisions for many makers starting out. Learn to identify the real costs of what you make, align with what your market will support and create consistent pricing strategies. Students will also identify challenges and opportunities that will arise when selling across different structures (retail, consignment, wholesale and shows), why you never undercut a retail partner and the pros and cons of putting artwork on sale.

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How to Make an Animated GIF

March 21, 1PM - 2:30PM | All Levels

Experience the magic of making your art come alive! This workshop will introduce you to the basic animation principals of movement, looping, framing, and how to create animation cells. Using free online software, you will learn how to make an animated GIF from your drawings, paintings, or photographs.

The first day of the workshop will showcase artists and illustrators using animated GIFs in their practice. It will cover animation principals, and feature a demonstration of the software. You will then have time to work on an animated GIF on your own, and the workshop instructor will be available to answer questions via email.

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The Business of Art. Workshop #6 Take it to Market (ONLINE)

March 23, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

Applying to shows means having the right materials organized, creating a schedule of application and event deadlines and considering how a jury will view your work. Participants will assess what shows/markets may fit their work and create a plan for when they are accepted, from booth design to transportation.

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The Business of Art. Roundtable #3 Challenges

March 30, 7PM - 8:30PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

In the rush of the start up and growth phase's, we tend to see our biggest challenges as fairly predictable ones; not being able to sell enough or meet our expenses. But some of the biggest obstacles as makers come from unanticipated success and our personal lives. Your hands can only make so much, so how do you handle growth that exceeds your capacity? What if your supply chains are interrupted? As the only person capable of making your art, what happens when health issues impact your business? Hear the stores of artists who have hit huge obtsacles like the dreaded burn out, how they pivoted and recovered and went on to sustainable careers.

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