Art at Work Workshops
Art at Work is a series of professional development workshops designed to provide visual artists with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a professional arts practice in the field of public art, visual art and community arts.
This series presented by Public Art Richmond and the Richmond Art Gallery, in partnership with City of Richmond Arts Services and CARFAC BC (Canadian Artist Representation).
Financial Management for Artists
Saturday, February 1, 1:30-3:30pm
This interactive presentation with Kelsey Smart from Smart Investment Strategies will provide artists with an introduction to best practices about how to keep track of finances as a self-employed professional in the creative industries. This is a free workshop, but registration is required due to limited spaces.
Tax Basics for Artists
Saturday, February 22, 1:30-3:30pm
This workshop with Jessica Somers from Cordova Street Consulting will provide creative professionals with an introduction to tax management. Learn how to keep track of finances and file taxes. This is a free workshop, but registration required due to limited spaces. Maximum class is 25.
Applying to Public Art Opportunities
Saturday, May 30, 1:30-4:30pm
This workshop to be facilitated by staff from the City of Richmond Public Art Program. Guests will learn how to create a successful application for Public Art opportunities using the Richmond Community Mural Program Call Out as the model for this hands-on session.
Beading and Tufting Workshop
Guest Artist Michelle Sound
Saturday, February 29,1:00-4:00pm
In conjunction with the current exhibition Labour’s trace, RAG is pleased to host a workshop by visual artist and educator Michelle Sound. Participants will learn traditional and contemporary beading and caribou-hair tufting practices and will produce a three-dimensional shape. We invite you to come and learn about the tradition of this craft, developed by Métis women artists Katherine Bouvier and Madeleine Lafferty in the early 1900s. Tufting requires great patience and a sure, steady hand. We ask that you plan to stay for the duration of the workshop as these techniques take time.
Registration is required: Register Here The cost is $10 and includes all materials. Limited to 12 participants, for ages 18 and older.
About the Artist:
Visual artist and educator Michelle Sound is Swan River First Nation Cree and Red River Métis born and raised in Coast Salish territory. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University, School for the Contemporary Arts, and her Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD). Michelle is currently the Aboriginal Program Assistant at ECUAD. She has exhibited at numerous galleries and festivals, including; Pushing Boundaries: Contemporary Indigenous Art at North Vancouver Arts Council, Schayilhen and Kwèykw`áystway: Speaking With One Another at Talking Stick Festival, and nākateyimisowin/Taking Care of Oneself a mural exhibition in Ottawa curated by Joi Arcand.
For more information about these and other Art Gallery Programs visit www.richmondartgallery.org or contact Education & Public Programs Coordinator Kathy Tycholis at 604-247-8300.