In my final year of art school, I was introduced to a range of resources that would help my work be seen in a professional scope. As a visual artist, having a creative practice is one thing, but it is another thing entirely to acquire the methodology surrounding how we get our art out there. This course will give you the tools to boost your practice so it becomes readily appreciated in a variety of art spaces.
Schedule (4 sessions)
- Monday, January 6, 7:00-9:00pm
- Monday, January 13, 7:00-9:00pm
- Monday, February 3, 7:00-9:00pm
- Monday, February 10, 7:00-9:00pm
Whether you’re a recent graduate, current student, or an artist who is simply looking to get your work out into the world, this workshop will introduce you to a variety of essential resources surrounding your practice. You will learn how to write about, care for, and archive your work, and how to apply for residencies, funding opportunities, and exhibitions. Throughout the course, we will be working together on your own portfolio websites. Each session will be tailored to fit to your needs and concerns as an emerging artist. You already have artistic talent, but by the end of this workshop, you will have attained a clearer understanding of the art world and how your work can be seen within it. This workshop welcomes visual artists working in all mediums.
Austin Henderson is a Montreal-based visual artist and writer. He is currently pursuing an MA in Art History at Concordia University, and he holds a BFA in Visual Art from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Austin has studied internationally at UNSW Art & Design in Sydney, Australia, and at the New York Academy of Art in New York City. He has participated in group exhibitions across Canada and the United States. Austin’s current research and studio practice explores intersections between contemporary art, design, film, popular culture, and the questions that these topics raise regarding identity, community, and memory.