ArtSpan produces workshops and discussions to aid artists with their professional art practice. These events are free for all current ArtSpan Artist Members. A $20 suggested donation is requested from non-member attendees. However, no one is turned away for lack of funds.
As a result of disruptions caused by COVID-19, our artist workshops are now being hosted online via Zoom until further notice. This has allowed ArtSpan to record workshops for individuals unable to attend. These will be regularly updated below.
Share your artist vision with Better Portfolio Language
Art has the power to speak directly to our hearts, but sometimes we need to put our ideas into words as well. Guest Speaker Jessica Gardner of Artglish.com is a language coach with a background in both art and ESL (English as a second language). In this interactive workshop, Jessica provided strategies to help make your portfolio language more accurate, engaging, and organized so that you can share your creative vision with confidence. Participants were able to share images of their work for group critique via zoom.
Recorded June 2, 2020
The Art of the Artist Statement
Guest speaker, artist, gallerist and educator, Stephen C. Wagner, offers insightful advice on clear, concise and consistent ways of writing an impressive Artist Statement. Learn how to communicate appropriate information about yourself and your art with effective structure.
About the Presenter: Stephen C. Wagner is a professional artist and educator who has taught workshops and classes for art organizations and colleges throughout California. Through his speaking on professional development for artists, Stephen encourages other artists to commit to their artwork and take the steps necessary to become more successful. His lectures offer artists insight to jump-start their artist career, with emphasis on how to obtain clear focus on their intention for their artwork, create a strategic plan for their artist career, create an impressive artist portfolio website, and master the business of art.
Recorded May 12, 2020
Presenting Yourself as an Artist: Overcoming Fears of Public Speaking
Whether it be shyness, nervousness, or not being prepared for the attention of an audience, public speaking is not easy for many artists. However, measures can be taken and obstacles overcome to make the most of your public appearances. This workshop also addresses how to effectively tell your story in the virtual new world.
About the Presenter: Donnie Hill is a presentation skills coach and sales trainer. He has built his training and development career across industries including the arts, healthcare, computer networking, and corporate education. Because of his work as a professional stage actor, executive coach, and corporate sales trainer, Donnie provides businesses that he works with the tools and techniques they need to accurately, authentically, and persuasively represent themselves and their work.
Recorded April 14, 2020