Brush It Up! Collateral Materials
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WORKSHOP 1
Monday May 7, 6-7:30pm @ CDCP

You’re making mistakes with how you present yourself. There, we said it (lovingly, but we said it.) It’s okay, everyone does, especially when you’re just starting out or you have been on autopilot and tend to keep doing things as they’ve always been done. After working with many different artists at various stages, we can say with confidence: you’re making mistakes, but you can fix them.

Collateral material refers to the elements out in the world representing you and your work- think business cards, websites, inventory lists, etc.

Join us to learn what you need and why. See examples of what works and what doesn’t. Ask questions and leave this workshop armed and ready to brush up your stuff.

 

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Brush It Up! Writing
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WORKSHOP 3

Saturday May 26th, 10:30am-12pm @ CDCP

Information about yourself is imperative when representing you and your work. But the specifics of your wording and tone depend on a variety of factors. How you speak about your work will vary from how you write about it in a blog post, which will, in turn, differ from how you write about it in a grant application, social media post, exhibition catalog, etc.

Why are words so important for a visual artist? Getting the story behind the work increases the understanding of you and your art, the likelihood of a patron purchasing it, and the probability of them sharing it with others. When you tie an artist statement to your work, it humanizes the creator. And when people understand that a human person made this thing they are interested in, it increases the perceived value of the work.

We’ll share examples of great writing and writing that is...not so great. We’ll send you home with a writing exercise to practice what you learn, plus strict instructions not to use the online artist statement generator.

 

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Brush It Up! Images + Graphics
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WORKSHOP 2

Wednesday May 16, 6-7:30pm @ CDCP

Clear and concise visuals are key to presenting yourself as a professional visual artist. Your graphic elements don’t need to be fancy, but they should be clean, consistent, and easy to understand. These visual components are what connect your collateral materials to your work and to you.

While we’re talking about graphic elements here, we’ll also discuss the why/what/how behind getting high-quality images of your work. These not only document your work, but act as your currency in the art world when applying to exhibits, grants, and residencies. The quality of your graphic elements and images directly impacts your collateral materials and professional pathway, so let’s brush it up.

 

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Brush It Up! Series
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WORKSHOPS 1- 3

Brush It Up! Collateral Materials
Monday May 7, 6-7:30pm @ CDCP

Brush It Up! Images + Graphics
Wednesday May 16, 6-7:30pm @ CDCP

Brush It Up! Writing
Saturday May 26th, 10:30am-12pm @ CDCP

Join us for all three workshops!

 

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Brush It Up!

All workshops take place at CDCP

937 Liberty Ave, Fl 2

Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Ring the bell marked "Art Gallery" to gain entrance.

The second floor is accessible by stairs or an elevator.


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