SEDUCING A GALLERY, LIVE LIKE AN ARTIST
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.
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WORK
Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14, 2019
1pm to 4pm
This workshop will introduce you to the principles of documenting your own artwork in the best possible way with the resources available to you. Through hands on demonstrations and technical instruction you will learn the basic photography principles and optimal camera settings.
We will cover lighting, white balance, and camera placement to best represent your work and capture color accurately.
Editing the documentation of your work with Photoshop and Lightroom
Monday & Tuesday, May 20 & 21, 2019
1pm to 4pm
After photographing your work images need to be processed to get the best possible results. From small adjustments such as resizing and cropping to manipulating exposure, balancing color, and combining multiple files, every digital image need work in post-production. In this workshop you will learn how to edit your images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to improve the documentation of your work. Finally, we will cover how to save and export your files for the proper outlet: print, web, distribution, etc.
INTRODUCTION WORKSHOP TO 3D MODELING USING ZBRUSH
3 Saturdays, May 4, 11 & 18, 2019
1 - 4 pm
In this workshop, you will learn the 3D sculpting techniques in ZBrush, a software program designed by and specifically for artists. ZBrush specializes in free form, the organic process of sculpting, as opposed to a more industrial approach. A wide array of sculpting tools and processes are available for intuitive modeling.
We will experience the fundamentals of modeling with specific tools and learn about the possibilities in digital space. These new ways of creating forms will provide you a sense of freedom and playfulness using ZBrush and will allow you to improvise once you have mastered the techniques.
You will learn:
The ZBrush interface
Brushes and strokes
Subdivision and dynamesh
Materials and colors
Preparation for 3D printing
Basic computer skills required*
Thursdays, May 9, 16 and 23, 2019
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
This workshop will introduce students to the history of wood carving and its use in contemporary sculpture. The techniques used to shape the wood will be examined, the practical aspects of using and sharpening the tools, selecting the size, volume and type of wood to carve, as well as finishing of the surface of the artwork. Students will have a completed project at the conclusion of the workshop. Wood is included.