Professional Practice



Calendar 2017 - 2018

Online Tools for Artists

Nadia Martinez

4:15pm - 6:15pm
Learn to use technology as a powerful tool for your art career. You will learn how to effectively research opportunities, build an online portfolio, website or blog, and submit artwork to competitions. Using social networking, you’ll learn how to promote yourself and design your own branding to attract traffic to your website. Personal laptops are required.


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Museum and Gallery Visits

Karen Lindsay

Explore New York City’s vibrant art scene. Guided visits to a wide range of art galleries, outdoor installations and museums will provide opportunities for discussion and inspiration. We will visit a different neighborhood each week and cover topics from classic to contemporary.

Spring Session
Fridays: February 9th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th
10:30am - 12:30pm



Theory and Professional Practice

Filippo Fossati

11am - 1pm

This class covers a wide range of essential entrepreneurial skills, from the conceptual theory of art making to the practical business of art. Develop the ability to view and critique art, awakening your capacity to understand artwork of different cultures, periods, and styles. Visit museums and galleries, as well as artists’ studios, lectures on art history and immerse yourself in New York City’s abundance of cultural possibilities. In our dynamic art world, many artists are not prepared for the challenge of being the promoters of their own work. Learn how to develop a portfolio that catches the eye of a gallery dealer or a museum curator.  Acquaint yourself with the various players in the art world, tackle aspects of the art business, how to organize an exhibition, ranging from loan agreements to shipping, insuring, storing, and marketing. 


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