Spring is coming (eventually) and that has me thinking that it's time to get things revved up again!
Are you a commercial artist that wants to give a class or take a class? We've done some events at the studio that were quite popular; Botanical Drawing Class, Drawing Bones, The Subconcious Sketchbook class, Hand-lettering, the 101 of Quoting for freelancers... And I'm certain there's something new we've never tried. Or how about a little solo show?
The NOOK events that take place at my studio have slowed to halt... Space requirements for the studio have changed and NOOK has had to change with it. It's going to be a while before I know the direction that NOOK is going - for now it's future is unclear.
It's been fun - and I hope to continue to be able to bring you opportunities to learn and help each other grow in our professions. NOOK events down the road may appear in many different spaces, rather than one that is central.
In the meantime, we've got the entire upstairs floor available for rent at the studio! If you're interested, I've listed the information below.
156 Augusta Avenue
Bright and spacious open concept workspace in Kensington Market.
Centrally located second floor office on Augusta Avenue between Dundas and College.
1700 sq ft (17 x 100 feet), 11 ft ceiling. Open-concept plan can accommodate 15-20 desks + a conference table.
• Large windows -- lots of natural light
Ideal for entrepreneurs, design professionals and most small to mid-size businesses.
October 1st. $3600 + hydro.
This time, we're giving you a choice to take these classes on a Sunday or Monday, so that no one has to miss out due to other obligations!
Kathryn Adams teaches business and entrepreneurism for visual artists at both OCADU and Sheridan College in the Illustration BAA programs. Her consulting services for freelance contracts, business plans, self promotion, entrepreneurial pursuits and fee negotiations are sought after by her peers in the illustration industry.
Cracking the Code
Whether you are a seasoned pro or an emerging freelancer, demystifying various copyright and rights terms that appear in licensing contracts is vital to your business. In the ever changing world of who owns what, it is imperative that you understand how to protect your images. Kathryn will discuss hot topics such as: stock, work for hire and moral rights. $60
Sunday April 20th, 1 to 3:30pm
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Monday April 21st, 7:30 to 9pm
Hey You !!!
Self Promotion: Content of this workshop will cover self-promotional methods, including; direct mail, group websites, individual websites, email, print directories, professional competitions, commercial mailing lists.
*This workshop does not cover social media as a method of self-promo.
Sunday May 18th, 1 to 3:30pm
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Monday May 19th, 7:30 to 10pm
For those who are new to the business side of things: Negotiation & Pricing techniques, the strengths & weaknesses of the G.A.G. price guide, fees vs royalties, and a bonus discussion of negotiating unfair contract terms.
Sunday June 15th, 1 to 3:30pm
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Monday June 16th, 7:30 to 10pm