Check out our October workshops for arts practitioners and business owners

This fall Scugog Arts will be hosting a series of workshops designed to help you level up your arts practice or small business. These classes will cover a range of topics related to digital marketing and professional basics for arts practitioners. If you are an arts practitioner or small business owner in our community, join us on Thursday evenings and start learning!

These will be small class sizes so you will get one-on-one attention for our instructors and have plenty of time for questions.

How to Write an Artist Statement with Marion Meyers

Thursday, October 6th, 7-9 pm at Scugog Arts 

Artist statements are an important accompaniment to your artwork. They give the viewer some background information on the art and the artist and can help shape the viewer’s perspective of the work. But they can be tricky to write. In this workshop, Marion Meyers will take you step-by-step through the process of writing an artist statement. If you get stuck trying to write an artist statement or are looking to improve the way you write them, then this is the class for you! Bring your current artist statement if you have one! Sign up here

How to Photograph Your Work with Jonathan van Bilsen

Thursday, October 13th, 7-9 pm at Jonathan’s Studio, 188 Mary St. Port Perry

This is a workshop designed to help artists learn how to photograph their work. As a professional artist, you may need photos of your artwork for your website, social media pages, to submit your work to galleries and shows, or to sell your art. In this workshop, Jonathan van Bilsen will teach tips and techniques for photographing art and different kinds of art such as paintings, sculptures, textiles, etc.., photographing with an iPhone, and how to crop, edit, and label your photos.

 Make sure to bring your phone or a camera and one piece of your art! Jonathan will give each participant a walkthrough of how to photograph them. Bring your questions as there will be time for a Q&A as well! Sign up here

Get The Most Out of Your WordPress Website with Melissa Rada

Thursday, October 20th, 7-9 pm at Scugog Arts 

This is an intermediate-level workshop intended for artists and small business owners who already have a WordPress website and are looking to improve them. This class will help you to understand functions that are available to you that you may not be using, tips for how to make your website look professional, design basics, readability and formatting, best practices, do’s and don’ts, how to write copy for your website, and time at the end for a Q&A. Sign up here

Pricing Your Artwork with Marion Meyers

Thursday, October 27th, 7-9 pm at Scugog Arts 

Pricing your artwork can be challenging, if you price the art too high it may hinder your sales, but pricing too low can devalue your work. This workshop will be led by Marion Meyers and it is designed to help give artists a guide on how to calculate the appropriate selling prices for their artwork. Sign up here

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