Workshops are free to attend for ArtSpan Artists Members.
Each are provided a Member Event Code to apply at registration.  CHECK YOUR weekly ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES EMAIL from ARTSPAN OR CONTACT [email protected] TO HAVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP VALIDATED to RECEIVE THIS CODE. 

Non-members of the General Public are welcome to join these events for a $20 single-event fee or become an Artist Member to attend all our Artist Programs throughout the year for the annual fee of $50.    

Please e-mail [email protected] with suggestions for new topics that you are interested in learning more about! 

“The ArtSpan community is welcoming and well-knit. Furthermore, the invaluable online educational programming addresses fundamental issues one would have as a professional artist. ArtSpan is the great lynch pin of the Bay Area art community.”
— ArtSpan Artist Bao-Khang Luu 

2023 Workshops BElow:

How to prepare for sfos 2023
Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: online via ZOOM

ArtSpan Artist and dynamic guest speaker Stephen C. Wagner joins us to present this workshop that will offer helpful guidelines for artists registered to participate in this year’s SF Open Studios.

SFOS takes planning, focus and work. A successful event is measured by your efforts, perspective and awareness. Artists can benefit by hearing from an experienced fellow participant able to provide an overview of how to prepare, what to expect and suggested practices for the best outcome.

Topics of discussion will include:
*Timeline: planning progress steps to get ready
*What to Prepare: yourself, your space, and your artwork
*How to Get the Word Out: social media, online and print marketing
*Retention and Follow Up: capturing visitor information, growing your mailing list and building a following

Selling your art offline
Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 6-8PM

LOCATION: online via Zoom

Learn the tools to how to handle conversations with potential buyers at an event so you can start selling your work with more confidence. Selling your art does not have to be hard. There are stages to the sales process and if you learn and practice these stages you will start to see results! This workshop is led by Martha Zlatar of ArtMatch - Minding Your Art Business

All about sfos 2023
date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 6-7:30pm

LOCATION: online via Zoom
RSVP HERE - Free for everyone!

Are you an Artist in the SF Bay Area? Thinking about participating in this year's SF Open Studios event? Want to learn the best ways to get the most out of your ArtSpan registration? This is the workshop for you! ArtSpan staff will introduce you to SFOS 2023 and answer all of your burning questions. Topics include (but not limited to): 

  • What is SF Open Studios? The Guide, the Exhibition, ArtLaunch, Promotion, and More!
  • When and Where Can You Participate? Dates, Featured Neighborhoods, Group Sites, and Alternative Spaces
  • Why Join SF Open Studios? The Benefits of Participation
  • Membership Levels - Premier, Choice & Basic Registration Tiers
  • How Can You Register? Requirements and Deadlines
  • And more!

pricing your art
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: online via Zoom

Learn how to effectively price your artwork to entice buyers, support your creative practice, and continue to make sales for your business to thrive! Martha Zlatar of ArtMatch - Minding Your Art Business will discuss popular formulas and tips to figure out your expenditures and your profit from selling your work. Martha’s passion for psychology, business and the arts led her to launch ArtMatch, an art business and creativity coaching practice in San Francisco that supports creatives on becoming more “business savvy” and “professionals” on becoming more “creative”.

up your game: Approaching Art Galleries for Representation
DATE: TUESDAY, February 28, 2023, 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

Gain confidence to approach art galleries and expand your collector base! Gallerist, professional artist and educator, Stephen C. Wagner of SF Artist Network will cover all the steps of how to research, vet and contact galleries that fit your style, go through the intricacies of contracts and exclusivity and also how to manage relationships with galleries and private buyers. 


"Sincerely, I am so grateful for the presentations and support that ArtSpan provides to novice artist getting their feet shuffling in a positive direction."  - Artist  Joyce Poole

Pictured above: John Kraft leading an ArtSpan Artist Workshop