2013 Artist Entrepreneurial Workshops
“Getting more out of your video”
January 15, 10am – 12noon: Presenter: Tom Dooley
Tom Dooley, an instructor at Colby-Sawyer College and a professional videographer, will offer an overview of the tools used in video production and will also address how audio and lighting impact the quality of a video. Dooley will discuss the full range of video options; participants can bring examples of their own work for professional critique.
"Pinterest for Your Business"
February 20, 10am – 12noon: Presenter: Jackie Raiford, Paragon Digital Marketing
Have an interest in using Pinterest for your business? Jackie Raiford of Paragon Digital Marketing will give an introduction to the world’s fastest growing social media site. Whether you are social media savvy or internet illiterate, learn strategies for increasing awareness about and engagement with your brand. Bring a laptop to make full use of workshop activities.
"Photographing Your Work"
March 13, 10am – 12noon: Presenter: Charley Freiberg
Artists often need professional-quality photographs of their work for exhibitions, on-line postings and print publications. Commercial photographer Charley Freiberg will explain how to best photograph paintings, sculptures, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry and other objects. Freiberg will also discuss how digital cameras work, what needs to be done in order to get the highest quality images and what software is needed to process the images. Participants should bring their digital camera.
"Public Art: Community, Participation & Commerce"
April 10, 2013 , 11:30am – 1:00pm: Presenter: Adam Blue, Education Director, AVA Gallery and Art Center
Location: Kimball Jenkins Art School, Concord
To some, public art still conjures up monumental sculptures surrounded by park benches. Yet current public art practices have evolved into a more inclusive participatory experience—where art is made of, by, and for the people. Theses works might be found anywhere, are often impermanent, and are frequently presented to the community for free. Adam Blue, Education Director at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH will present five past projects and recent work.
Your Book, Your Way
April 25, 2013, 9am – 12noon: Presenter: Sonja Hakala
Producing a manuscript is only the first step in the book process; next you have to consider the issues of agents and editors and contracts. In the past all books went through a publishing house, now there are numerous on-line options. Sonja Hakala, author of “Your Book, Your Way,” will guide workshop participants through the many facets of publishing.
Your Portfolio, Your Market
Tuesday, May 14, 2013: Presenter: Sonja Hakala
With the proliferation of on-line self-publishing companies artists are now able to create multiple copies of their portfolio for varying purposes, including submission for competitions or general marketing. However, it is possible to lose sight of the end goal while concentrating on the creative aspects of the project. This workshop covers two main subject areas: the uses of portfolio in marketing work and some of the routes one can take to publishing a portfolio. Sonja Hakala is the author of “Your Book, Your Way” and three books on quilting.
May 21, 2013