Professional Development & Practice

Photographing Prints & Arts Works for Reproduction

Half day course – 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Increasingly, artists need to photograph their own work to a high standard to communicate with galleries, curators and art sales websites. Well presented photographs documenting art practice are essential, and artists need skills to photograph their work effectivily.

The course has been designed for artists and designers wanting to present their work; bid for projects and develop their visuals arts technical knowledge. The course is suitable for visual arts, design professionals and makers sustaining self employment. 

Benefits of the course are:
- Acquisition of practical knowledge and self sufficiency
- Development of skills and capacity to present artworks professionally
- How to organise a photoshoot of your own artwork
- Organising equipment & lighting
- Working to a professional standard

Please bring your own digital camera with you on the course. We expect you to have basic skills in using your camera.
Course tutor: John Phillips

Next available dates:

Wednesday 6th February 2019

There are 12 spaces available on this course, which are booked on a first-come first-served basis.  Please contact the studio on 0208 969 3247 to book or use the contact form below.
Price: £41.00 (£33.00 concessions*) Including basic materials.

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Taking your prints to market - Demystifying Framing

This is the first in a series of practical short courses designed to help artists take themselves and their work to market successfully. Courses to follow will include themes such as 'Documenting and photographing for reproduction'. 

The course is aimed at artists and curators.

Participants will learn about different framing strategies for varied prints* (examples provided) and works on paper, mounting, frame and glass choices, working with framers, commercial and pricing considerations. 

This course will be taught by John Phillips and Liorah Tchiprout.

*Participants will not be physically framing their own work during this half day demonstration-based workshop.

Maximum number of attendants is 12.

Next available date:
Wednesday 28th November 2018
2.30pm - 5.30pm

Price: £45.00 (£36.00 concessionary rate*)

Writing your Artist's Statement

Half day course – 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Artists need to present themselves and their work effectively in order to communicate with galleries, their public, potential project partners and funders. This course is designed to enhance artist's skills in communicating about their work.
This workshop is for artists wanting to develop their capacity to communicate about their work, art school graduates and artists seeking new collaborations and freelance opportunities.

The course will cover:
- Writing your artist's statement and other presentational material
- Short pen portraits
- Explaining your work, your CV and profile
- Making presentation

We will work with individual and group feedback. We may use video if appropriate.
Participants will acquire practical knowledge; insight into their own strengths and capacities; enhance their presentation skills, develop their understanding of verbal and visual communication in an art career.
This course is one in a series of practical development events for artists called 'Taking Prints to Market'.
Course taught by John Phillips, Jane Goodsir and Hazel Bryer

Next available date:
Wednesday 13th March 2019

There are 10 spaces available on this course, which are booked on a first-come first-served basis.  Please contact the studio on 0208 969 3247 to book or use the contact form below.
Price: £41.00 (£33.00 concessions*) Including basic materials.

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Training for Trainers

The course is for trainers running, or preparing to run a print/visual arts/craft/architectural/design workshop, who need to demonstrate visual art/craft techniques and processes, and who also need to develop basic course design skills, dealing with people and groups. Many artists want to develop training and demonstrating skills as part of a professional portfolio.

londonprintstudio operates a professsional development scheme for fine art printmakers who train in studio practice. A high proportion of the younger printmakers employed in print studios in and around London have successfully completed our programme, which includes running training events and workshops. Our course design is based on our direct experience of developing printmakers and artists as trainers.

The course is designed for people who have technical skills that they wish to share with others. Participants should be engaged in the visual arts, and preparing to train in a visual/craft area.

This course will be taught by John Phillips and Darren van der Merwe. 

Content: Running a workshop, communicating with people about tools and techniques, demonstrating processes, designing courses, dealing with difficult people and dealing with mixed ability groups. Participants will develop insight into their own training style and delivery.

Maximum number of attendants is 12.

Next available date: 
Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd March 2019

Price: £185.00 (£148.00 concessions* see below for details) Including basic materials.

*Concessions are available to the following: Studio Members, unemployed, under 25′s, full time students, graduates of less than 2 years, senior citizens and disabled people. (proof of concession is required)

 

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