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OUR WORKSHOPS

How it works:

 

Pricing

Prices are based on the length of the workshops, which range between 2 - 4 hours usually.

 

Our workshop pricing is kept reasonable as we hope to make these attainable to a wide range of artists and creatives. We know all too well the realities of an artists income!


How to book


Places are limited to enable everyone the opportunity to interact with the presenter and the group.

Please register your booking HERE. Payment is required to confirm your place.
 

 
Upcoming workshops:

Career strategy for emerging artists with Emil McAvoy

When:   Saturday February 20, 1:30 - 4:30pm 

Where:  Online via Zoom

Price:     $90

The contemporary art world demands that artists focus their energies in strategic ways in order for their practices to be sustainable. While talent, hard work and perseverance remain essential, few emerging artists display an adequate grasp of the creative industries necessary to successfully
navigate them. In this workshop, Emil McAvoy will provide insights and tools to assist emerging artists understand the art world and their potential places within it.

 

The workshop is focused on how to think and act strategically in order to develop your career. It will comprise an online lecture presentation, Zoom group discussions with other participants, and an open Q & A session to address specific questions. Bring a pen and paper.

Emil McAvoy is an artist, art writer, educator, gallery professional and consultant for artists. He is a former lecturer in Photo Media at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, and an experienced consultant for artists, both independently and through a number of mentoring programmes. Emil is
a tutor and mentor at the Browne School of Art, and hosts workshops for artists working across all media through a variety of organisations.

 

His exhibitions include projects with City Gallery Wellington, The Dowse Museum, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Auckland Art Fair, Ilam Gallery
and Old Government House. His writing is widely published and includes essays, criticism, interviews, journalism and cultural commentary. In 2019, Emil was awarded a scholarship to research and learn German in Berlin, and in 2020 was named in the University of Auckland’s ‘40under 40: Inspiring Alumni’.

emilmcavoy.com

Tax Returns with Robert Westall, Naked Accounting

When:   Saturday March 20, 10am - 12pm 

Where:  Central Auckland (venue TBC)

Price:     $60

Tax returns! The most exciting workshop of the year! Perhaps not, but nonetheless essential for all artists/creatives making any kind of income from their work.

 

In this workshop, Naked Accounting's Robert Westall will give general advice on how to compile your income & expenses, file your tax return with IRD and provide a kind ear to assist you with a potentially daunting task.

 

Everyone is welcome. Come with questions & queries, and strap in for the ride of your life (within the preconceived limits of accountancy).

NET-WORK: Creating an art portfolio website with Shelley Simpson

When:   Saturday April 10, 10am - 1pm 

Where:  Online via Zoom

Price:     $90

This workshop will take you through the process of planning and beginning the creation of your portfolio website. NET-WORK is designed specifically for artists and will give you the information you need to make a beautiful, functional website.

 

The workshop will cover;

·         identifying your audience and what they need 

·         deciding on content and organisation

·         how to prepare images and text

·         domain names and hosting

·         choosing the right website format for you

 

We will also look at using the website builder WIX, and by the end of the workshop you will have the structure of your website up and running. The concepts we cover are all transferable to other website formats.

 

Shelley Simpson is both a website designer/developer and an artist. She has taught digital media at Media Design School and AUT. She has a Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from AUT and an MFA from Elam. She works with small creative businesses on their online presence, and teaches workshops making websites both privately and at Whitecliffe School of Art and Design, Hungry Creek and Browne School of Art."

NET-WORK: Selling through your website with Shelley Simpson

When:   Saturday April 17, 10am - 1pm 

Where:  Online via Zoom

Price:     $90

This workshop will follow on from the 'Creating a Portfolio Website' workshop, and/or for people who would like to add the ability to sell their work (or any product) on their website.

 

The workshop will cover:

- the process of selling online

- presenting artwork (or other products) online

- tax, postage, return policies  and other administration requirements

- payment systems

- setting up a shop in Wix.

 

Shelley Simpson is both a website designer/developer and an artist. She has taught digital media at Media Design School and AUT. She has a Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from AUT and an MFA from Elam. She works with small creative businesses on their online presence, and teaches workshops making websites both privately and at Whitecliffe School of Art and Design, Hungry Creek and Browne School of Art."

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