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THRIVE Art School with Pennylane Shen
Mon, 8 May 2017, 6:30 PM – Mon, 19 Jun 2017, 9:00 PM PDT
THRIVE ART SCHOOL is a unique 6-week seminar designed catered specifically for THRIVE emerging and mid-career artists interested in approaching the commercial and public art industry.
It is ideal for fine artists of any media pursuing careers or a future in the Canadian art market or those looking to expand their knowledge through an introductory course. Students will be given short assignments and asked to participate in regular group discussions.
Presenter Pennylane Shen has taught courses in Vancouver, New York and Toronto. This seminar is a condensed 6-week introductory session of her full course at Langara College, combining theory, industry experience and practical resources for the Canadian artist.
-Approaching the Vancouver market (gallery profiles, current trends, exhibition proposals)
-Commercial/Public gallery procedures and guidelines (payment, contracts, shipping, framing)
-Promotional Development (publications, websites, press releases, social media)
-Standard Practices (pricing, hanging, framing, documentation)
-Reproducing your work (editions, prints, e-commerce, publications)
-Creating a concept (finding inspiration, building a cohesive series, finding an identity)
-The Art Scene in Vancouver: then and now (major players, trends, current scenes)
The homework in this course is not mandatory but you get the most out of the course if you do complete it.
**This course is for cis and trans women, as well as gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified folks. It is not a place for cis-men, sorry gentlemen!**
**Please note there will be no reimbursements for missed classes. Please only sign up if you are able to attend all or most sessions.**