Workshops are free to attend for ArtSpan Artists Members.
Each are provided a Member Event Code to apply at registration.  CHECK YOUR weekly ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES EMAIL from ARTSPAN OR CONTACT INFO@ARTSPAN.ORG TO HAVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP VALIDATED to RECEIVE THIS CODE. 

Non-members of the General Public are welcome to join these events for a $20 single-event fee or become an Artist Member to attend all our Artist Programs throughout the year for the annual fee of $50.    

Please e-mail dianne@artspan.org with suggestions for new topics that you are interested in learning more about! 

“The ArtSpan community is welcoming and well-knit. Furthermore, the invaluable online educational programming addresses fundamental issues one would have as a professional artist. ArtSpan is the great lynch pin of the Bay Area art community.”
— ArtSpan Artist Bao-Khang Luu 
 

2022 workshops
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Wrangling Your Imposter monster
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 6:30-8pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Register to attend HERE

Based on the idea of befriending your inner monsters and transforming them into helpful aides rather than monstrous obstacles, guest presenter Rick Kitagawa has helped thousands of individuals and organizations to reframe how they think about fear, self-doubt, and success. He has coached both leaders and creatives to wrangle their Inner Monsters and transform them from fierce enemies to trusted confidants.

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Extend Your reach, working with art consultants and interior designers
DATE: TUESDAY, February 22, 2022 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Register to attend HERE

Learn the ins and outs of working with Art Consultants, Corporate Art Dealers, and Interior Designers. Gallerist, professional artist and educator, Stephen C. Wagner of SF Artist Network will share his first-hand comprehensive tips to help artists research and make contact with them, design a website to attract them, determine appropriate subject matter, negotiate contracts & deposits and strategize to create custom work & commissions for projects.

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WTF NFTs
DATE: TUESDAY, March 22, 2022 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Register to attend HERE

Non-Fungible Token’s (NFT) are a new frontier that is transforming the way we think about art, ownership, and culture. You’ve heard of them and everyone has been telling you to create an NFT of your art. NFTs can be complicated and overwhelming for artists who are not familiar with the new technology. They have the potential to democratize art and make culture more accessible. But there are also challenges, such as the digital divide, copyright infringement, and ethical questions. This professional development workshop presented by artist Kristian Kabuay will help you decide if NFTs are right for you and your collectors.

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PRICING YOUR ART
DATE: TUESDAY, april 12, 2022 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Register to attend HERE

Putting monetary value on your art can be a very triggering process for visual artists. There are no strict rules on how to price your art just right but there are general guidelines that can make this daunting process more systematic, consistent and less emotional. In this seminar presented by guest speaker Martha Zlatar, a renound Artist Success Coach with ArtMatch - Minding Your Art Business, you will learn applicable strategies to price your art and maximize its value.
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PRO TIPS FOR PACKING & SHIPPING ART
DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2022 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Register to attend HERE

Shipping in itself can be both a science and an art. To reach your widest audience, an artist can benefit from basic knowledge with packing, crating and shipping art of every shape and size. Experienced ArtSpan artists have offered to share valuable tips that could ensure your artwork arrives safely to its intended destination. Learn the basic do’s and don’ts when packing artwork to make the best impression and ensure its safety upon arrival.
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lunchtime workshop: instagram for artists
Date: tuesday, june 28, 2022 12pm-1:30pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Register to attend HERE

With hundreds of millions of active users, Instagram can be a powerful tool for building your network and a loyal digital following. Because it is a visual platform, many artists already use Instagram to share their work. While Instagram can be overwhelming to start, with a little knowledge and consistency, it can become a natural extension of what you already do creatively as an artist. Guest speakers Max Khusid and Adriana Kincaid will share their insightful experience utilizing the Instagram platform to effectively reach a receptive audience. 
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All About SF Open Studios
DATE: Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Register to attend HERE

Are you an Artist in the SF Bay Area? Thinking about participating in this year's SF Open Studios event? Want to learn the best ways to get the most out of your ArtSpan registration? Attend this workshop to learn what SFOS is, how it will be held this year, what the fees cover, how to register and steps to prepare. 


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SELLING YOUR ART ONLINE
DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2022 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Register to attend HERE

Selling your art can feel very daunting for many artists and if you add to the equation the world of social media, online marketplaces and online galleries the process can feel even more overwhelming and confusing. In this 2 hour workshop our guest speaker Martha Zlatar of ArtMatch will present useful skills and effective tools to comfortably connect with art patrons for online sales.
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Marketing for artists
DATE: TUESDAY, september 27, 2022 6:30-8PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
Register to attend HERE

Learn how artists can market and sell their work across multiple channels including online, via galleries, and through art consultants. As part of this overview ArtSpan Artist John Kraft will dispel some of the myths around traditional email marketing and also share specific techniques that can be used to increase the chances of selling your work. Learn what motivates and inspires him personally as an artist and obtain useful context for why all artists can and should embrace the marketing of their work.
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"Sincerely, I am so grateful for the presentations and support that ArtSpan provides to novice artist getting their feet shuffling in a positive direction."  - Artist  Joyce Poole

Pictured above: John Kraft leading an ArtSpan Artist Workshop