Professional Practice




Online Tools for Artists

Nadia Martinez

1pm - 3pm

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.

Fall Session Fridays:
Fridays: 10:30am - 12:30pm.  
September 28, October 19, November 9, December 7, January 19

Spring Session Fridays:
Fridays:  10:30am - 12:30pm
February 8, March 8, April 12, May 3


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Theory and Professional Practice

Filippo Fossati

11am - 1pm

This class is an intense critique-based course in which a range of theoretical perspectives and diverse ways of thinking, making and talking about art are explored and valued. While the emphasis is on the development of individual studio practice, this course examines essential entrepreneurial skills, from conceptual principles of art making to practical art business and encourages parallel intellectual development in art history and critical theory.  The addition of visits to museums, galleries and artist’s studio supplements and adds further dimension and depth.


Michael Foley Seducing a Gallery

Seducing a Gallery, Live Like an Artist

Michael Foley

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The courtship between artist and gallerist is not unlike the path to a significant relationship. The search for the right partner, the building of trust, good communication and financial agreements (and maybe even the breakup) all need to be handled along the way. What you will learn are the strategies to most effectively approach a gallery, work with a gallery and maintain a healthy relationship with one. This also means you need to know how to live and act like an artist that a gallery will want to work with. We will clearly define your responsibilities as an exhibiting artist and how to make the complete package of your work, personality and professionalism be as attractive as possible to the gallery that’s right for you.

We will cover pricing strategy, presentation of your work and leveraging social media platforms.