Are you struggling sell your creations? This weekend workshop is designed to give you all the tools you need to take your art from hobbyist to professional artist.
During this focused weekend workshop, we will be creating a large, textured, acrylic painting on canvas, exploring different acrylic mediums and techniques while learning best practices for painting and creating professional quality, sell-able art from start to finish.
This is a very comprehensive weekend and some of the topics we will be discussing include:
- What you need to know to successfully paint on anything (wood, canvas, metal, paper and more) to ensure your original art is archival and professionally done and why it matters
- Color theory basics, color mixing
- Elements of design and the principals of art
- How to “read” and understand your materials
- The “rules”, when to apply them and when to ignore them
- Creating dynamic and interesting compositions
- How to properly prepare your finished artwork for hanging
- How to prepare your artwork for sale
- How to evaluate your work
- How to get unstuck and move your painting forward
- When is a painting done?
- Finding your own unique “style”
- Where to buy artist quality art supplies
- Exploring different acrylic mediums
- Experience the difference between artist quality acrylics and craft/student paints
- Getting a quality art education without leaving home (or spending a lot of money)
- Getting your work out there and sold
- How to price your work
- Navigating the hurdles of being an artist in a remote location and embracing the benefits of being an artist in a small community
- Where to start!
- The benefits of collaborating and creating an artist’s community
- How to document your work, why this is so important and how it will save you time later!
- Photographing your artwork
- Craft fairs, art markets and online sales
- Practice, improving your skills and creative exercises to get your juices flowing
The workshop will be held in Fort Nelson, BC on May 25, 26 and 27th.
Cost: $300, all supplies included
Friday, May 25 6-9 pm , 15 minute break 7:30-7:45, coffee, tea and light snack provided
- preparing your substrate
- adding texture and depth to your painting prior to painting
- acrylic mediums and how they work
Saturday May 26 9 am to 5 pm – A one hour lunch break from 12-1 pm and 2 – 15 minute breaks. Lunch is not provided, but coffee, tea and a light snack will be provided during the breaks
- getting your creative juices flowing
- composition techniques, “blocking in”, choosing your palette
- mixed media ideas to create interest in your painting
- using reference photos, using your intuition and other ways to compose your work
- how to tell when your painting is done
- and so much more!
Sunday May 27 9 am to 12 pm, one 15 minute break 10:30-10:45, coffee, tea and light snack provided
- to varnish or not to varnish, how to finish your artwork
- preparing your work for sale
- how and where to sell your art
- pricing your art for sale
- documenting and photographing your art
- and more!
*bring a notebook and pen, and dress to get messy. We will be covering a great deal of VALUABLE information!
Call or text Lori at (250) 233-3355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org