Fine Tune Your Skills 2012-13
Professional Development for Teaching Artists and Educators 2012-13
Learn specific techniques and creative ways to use the arts in classrooms and community sites.
Packaging and Presenting Yourself and Your Art
Learn the basics of portfolio preparation including quality, formatting, and presentation of digital images to ensure that your portfolio is viewed at its best. Understand how to size, crop and format images, how to name files, curate images, and prepare image lists. This workshop will cover the basic tools for putting together a strong and professional portfolio package whether you are an exhibiting or teaching artist. Bring a laptop and files of images if possible.
Patricia Miranda is an artist, curator and educator. She is Director of Miranda Arts Project Space, formerly Miranda Fine Arts, in Port Chester, NY; Visiting Assistant Professor at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art; and former Director of OSilas Gallery at Concordia College. Miranda has developed art and education programs at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum, and the Smithsonian Institute; and has exhibited at Wave Hill, Bronx NY; Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY.
Using Social Media to Advance your Career in the Arts
Take part in this interactive program about building your career in the arts by learning the basics of social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Discover how to create a compelling personal and company profile, arrange to meet people, add presentations, join peer groups, ask and answer questions, and capture new business using social media to brand yourself.
Chris Dessi is CEO of Silverback Social, LLC, a social media marketing firm. He is an award winning digital media executive, best-selling author, university lecturer, prominent blogger and keynote speaker. He is the author of “Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything and How You Need to Change With It,” and is a frequent contributor on Fox News and Good Day New York.
Marc W. Halpert is the founder of connect2collaborate which offers professionals the opportunity to tell WHO they really are on their LinkedIn pages. He speaks at national and regional conferences about best practices in using LinkedIn to improve business opportunities. Halpert is an instructor at UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect To Care in White Plains teaching job seekers how to use LinkedIn to enhance employment opportunities.
Writing an Effective Artist’s Statement
You don’t have to be an experienced writer to produce an impressive artist’s statement. Learn from an award-winning arts journalist how to convey your influences, aspirations, insights, passions, methodology and aesthetic philosophy—all on one page. This collaborative workshop can help your career as an exhibiting and/or teaching artist.
Roberta Hershenson is an arts journalist who has written more than 2,500 articles for The New York Times and other publications, including the Westchester arts news column “Footlights” for The New York Times. She currently writes for NYCitywoman.com and teaches writing and English as a Second Language.
Intellectual Property and the Artist
Creating and teaching art may lead to rights under copyright and trademark
Peter S. Sloane is a leading trademark and copyright attorney with the law firm of Leason Ellis in White Plains. He has written numerous articles and spoken at many events about IP law. He has just been named to the “Super Lawyers” list of top attorneys for the second year in a row.
ArtsWestchester Teaching Artists and Affiliates: $15 per workshop
General Public, teachers, artists: $25 per workshop
College Students (with valid ID): $15 per workshop
*Continuing Education Unit through Purchase College: $25 plus cost of all four workshops
*Sign up for all four “Fine Tune Your Skills” workshops and receive 1 Continuing Education Unit(CEU) through Purchase College, SUNY. SUNY is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive state university system. With a legacy for offering programs in the arts, Purchase College is a dynamic partner for ArtsWestchester in this endeavor. This CEU Certificate is optional with a one-time fee payable of $25 to ArtsWestchester. Contact Jessy Mendez, 914.428.4220 x313 for further information.
Please call Jessy Mendez 914.428.4220 x313
Registration is ongoing, but space is limited so early reservations are highly suggested
All workshops take place on:
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
This series of professional development workshops is made possible in part through a grant from New York State Council on the Arts, Arts In Education program.
This series of professional development workshop is made possible in part through a grant from New York State Council on the Arts, Arts In Education program.