Workshop Weekend at Altered Esthetics, October 6-7, 2012
Lighting Artwork for Exhibition
Saturday, October 6. 9:30 to 11:00 amWith artists Marcia Soderman and and Janelle Doyle
Learn how lighting can be used to enhance works of art in an exhibition setting through hands-on experimentation. This workshop will help both artists and exhibit staff understand the effects of different types of bulbs and arrangements of light. Specific activities will help you avoid hot spots and demonstrate how to light art works evenly. You are encouraged to bring one of your pieces of art so you can see first hand how different light changes work dramatically, including contrast, depth, and saturation of color.
Photgraphing Artwork for Submission
Saturday, October 6. 11:30 am to 1:00 pmWith photographer Bill Allen
Submitting an artwork for exhibition generally requires you first submit a digital photo. That photo should show your work at its best. Learn how to avoid common mistakes including fuzzy photos, off-color photos, distracting backgrounds, and uneven light in this workshop. Bring your camera and the instructor will do his best to help you understand its menus and controls, time permitting. Simple Photoshop edits to properly crop and size the photos you take will also be discussed.
Sunday, October 7. 1:00 to 2:30 pmWith Patricia Hibbard and Janelle Doyle
What does it mean when a gallery requires your artwork to arrive “ready to hang”? Through a series of demonstrations and activities, this workshop will introduce the basics of framing hardware, matting, and commonly used tools. We will use a variety of artworks to show how different techniques and tools apply in different situations. Artists will learn how to protect and clearly display their work. Artist are encouraged to bring in a piece for experimentation.