Artist Professional Development at Red Deer Arts Council

I will be teaching part three of this professional development series on October 20 in Red Deer, Alberta

In this informational workshop; you won’t be learning how to build a website for your art. What you will learn is everything you need to know on how to get one.

This includes:

  • Selecting a proper domain name for your art site
  • Selecting a website host provider
  • Using a blog for your website and no you don’t have to blog (sounds counter intuitive; I’ll explain)
  • What pages are an absolute must on any artist site
  • What content needs to be on those pages
  • How to organize your image portfolios
  • How to use Social Media and blogs to funnel visitors to your site.

This workshop is setup for group participation; ask me anything you want to know about putting your art online.

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Here’s an overview

Words & Pictures & Online: Visual Artist Development SeriesA three part series that will provide the participant with tools to create and/or update their artist portfolio.It begins with the written word which stresses the importance of a cohesive and strong artist portfolio (covers curriculum vitae, artist statements, and biographies) and tips on writing a submission.

Every artist also needs to document their 2D & 3D works in a professional manner.  Together these two fundamental components are vital to an artist’s communication to their public.

The last session teaches you how to take your art online and covers all the necessary elements of a website, Facebook and Twitter.  This series was designed to progressively build the skills and knowledge needed to create a dynamic portfolio!

Dates: Thursday evenings on October 11th and 18th; and Saturday afternoon on October 20, 2012 – Each Workshop individual date is below the description for that workshop. You may register for one or for all.

Evening Sessions: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm or 10:00 pm depending on session,  Saturday from 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Multipurpose Room at Culture Services Centre, 3827 39 Street, Red Deer


Please confirm your spot by email: or by phoning Diana Anderson at 403-348-2787. Payment is due in advance at the Red Deer Arts Council office by cheque or cash.Registration is limited to 25 participants per workshop.

Cost: Individual Sessions are $40.00 for RDAC members, non-members are $60.Take all three sessions for only $100.00 for RDAC members; non-members are $120.00!

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One thought on “Artist Professional Development at Red Deer Arts Council”

  1. A big thank you to Red Deer Arts Council and everyone that attended the workshop. It was a blast talking with so many talented artists about developing an on line presence, websites, blogs and social networking.

    If you have a arts organization or group I would love to do this again! Please contact me for details.

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