Throughout August a series of exciting, practical creative development workshops will be taking place in Ards Arts Centre, North Down Museum & Boom! Studios aimed at professional and semi-professional Visual Artists and Makers. These workshops will explore how to achieve the very best opportunities for your creative business by building a strong on-line selling platform and having the best images of your work. All facilitated by experts in their fields.
Visual Artists Cafe: Facilitation skills for artists working with groups
Monday 14 and Monday 21 August
North Down Museum
V AI Members £5 Non Members £10, Refreshments provided
Limited to 30 persons
To book: www.visualartists.org.uk/booking
Facilitated by Julianne Skillen, this session will provide the space for skills development, reflection and exploration of these skills within a peer group setting.
Focus on Taking Quality Photographs of Your Artwork and Products
Wed 16 August
Ards Arts Centre
10am – 4pm
£40 includes light lunch and refreshments
Limited to 12 persons
Facilitated by Carrie Davenport Photography.
So you have spent many hours creating stunning works of art or developing your craft product lines but do you know how to take professional quality photographs to show them off to their full potential?
Rock Your Creative business & make some noise.
Thursday 17 August
7pm - 9pm
£10, includes refreshments
Limited to 20 persons
“Trade” is a forum that has been set up by Boom! Studios to support the local creative industry. It is about leveraging and sharing local knowledge, strengthening the local creative network and creating a confident sector.
Marianne Kennerley and Sarah McAleer are inviting you to talk through techniques to shout about your creative work.
Visual Artist’s Café: Let’s Make it Happen
Thurs 24 August
Ards Arts Centre
FREE, Refreshments provided but feel free to BYOB
Facilitated by Visual Artist’s Ireland, this is a fun, lively, social networking event with a twist.
Belfast-based artist Charlotte Bosanquet has something unusual up her sleeve to get your creative juices flowing, kick out the old and get inspired to make things happen.
See page 31 - 36 of the events programme for full details.