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Levels: B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced

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Preparing Supports for Painting
April 15, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Learn the correct methods to prepare stable, archival supports for painting in oil or acrylics. Stretching canvas, preparing wood panels, and applying size and ground layers will be demonstrated. Alternative supports such a metal and plastics will be explored. Useful information for all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $50
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Home Studio
April 15, 2017 (1-4pm) — Setting up an art studio in your home or apartment can be challenging, but a lot can be accomplished in a small space. Topics include efficiency, lighting, ventilation, storage, safety and waste disposal. Includes demonstrations on brush care, paint storage, varnishing and framing. Useful information for artists of all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $35
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Gallery-Going
April 21 - May 5, 2017 (Fridays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Interested in visiting galleries or collecting art, but don’t know where to start? Explore Philadelphia’s diverse gallery scene with PAFA faculty-artist Lisa Sylvester for an insider’s view of the artist/gallery relationship. Visit artist-run, commercial, and alternative exhibition spaces, as well as local artists’ studios, for the latest art in the city. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lisa Sylvester
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $125
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Art at Lunch: How Illustrators Create Their Art
April 27, 2017 (12-1pm) — James Thompson, author of Painting America’s Portrait – How Illustrators Created Their Art, will present selected works from his book to illustrate how advances in image production and reproduction technologies changed the appearance of illustration art through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Thompson will refer to works by Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Alice Barber Stephens, artists who trained at PAFA and who highlight the Academy’s significance during the “Golden Age of Illustration”. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: James Thompson
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Free
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Taking the Next Step in Fine Art Photography
September 22-24, 2017 (9am-4pm) — It is critical to the growth of a fine art photographer to understand what comes next after creating an image and that today, photographers make work in projects–a series of images that tell a story or explore a subject in depth. This workshop provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner. Throughout the workshop portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a résumé, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will learn about photography competitions, how submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Aline Smithson
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Business Skills for Artists: Marketing
October 20, 2017 (1-3:30pm) — Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. It has been taught at arts organizations, libraries, and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest. Define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Anna Metcalfe, www.AnnaMetcalfe.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $30
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Business Skills for Artists: Pricing
October 20, 2017 (4-6:30pm) — Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. It has been taught at arts organizations, libraries, and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest. Discover an analytical approach to defining key elements that will help you calculate the costs and prices of your art for a variety of markets. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Anna Metcalfe, www.AnnaMetcalfe.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $30
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Business Skills for Artists: Social Media Basics
October 21, 2017 (9am-11:30am) — Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. It has been taught at arts organizations, libraries, and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest. Using Facebook and Twitter examples, learn core functionality, best practices, and exercises to help you build an online strategy for your artistic business. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Anna Metcalfe, www.AnnaMetcalfe.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $30
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
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Business Skills for Artists: Legal Considerations
October 21, 2017 (12pm-2:30pm) — Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. It has been taught at arts organizations, libraries, and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest. Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics, and structuring your artistic business. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Anna Metcalfe, www.AnnaMetcalfe.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $30
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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