Wednesday, 21 May 2008

FREE Training for Artists

Training for Artists

A season of practical courses to develop and market the skills and creative practice of artists
Part of Slough Arts Development’s professional development programme for artists

All places are free but on booking a refundable £5 deposit is payable.

Preparing to succeed Tuesday 1st July 2008, 9.30am-4.30pm
Are you an artist looking for effective ways to sell, pitch, and present your work in every situation? Martyn
Duffy from Bridge Builders can help. This workshop will give you an understanding of how to communicate effectively; enable you to become confident at interview techniques and teach you how to ask open questions.
You will have opportunities to review and consolidate your learning whilst putting the theory into practice and giving you the confidence and ability to think on your feet. You will be given the opportunity to pitch in a safe environment and get feedback from the group

Facilitating practical workshops Thursday 3rd July 2008, 9.30am-4.30pm
Are you an artist looking to make an extra income from your work? Have you thought about running practical workshops but don’t know where to start? Running workshops can be a great way to support your practice.
Expert trainer and workshop facilitator Christine Wilkinson will give you the tips, techniques and guidance to help you set up and run practical workshops for any age range.

Visual arts portfolio day Thursday 10th July 2008, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Are you looking for inspiration on how to present your work? Trying to submit your portfolio to galleries but not sure which direction to take? Look no further; Rebecca Cairns, Arts Development Manager and former gallery curator, will work with Suzanne Stallard, Director of the jelly leg’d chicken gallery in Reading, to look at what to and what not to include in your portfolio. You will need to bring along your current work and portfolio. Each participant will be given a slot for a one-to-one session with the trainers and the group to look at selecting work for their portfolio.

N.B. This course is specifically aimed at visual artists. Places are limited; please submit a copy of your CV with the booking form.

For further information or a booking form please contact Gurjeet Kaur 01753 477176

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