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2017 Workshops

Workshops and Readings

Take me to: Guided Website Development Using Wix.com
Thursdays, February 16 & February 23 

Take me to: The Art of the Sale; The Wowie Zowie 3 Session Version!
Thursdays, March 2, March 9 & March 16

Take me to: Art/Reaction: Writing in Response to the Work of Nearly 45 Different Artists
a creative writing workshop led by Zee Zahava
Wednesday, March 15, 6pm to 7:30


Guided Website Development Using Wix.com;
Build your own website from concept to computer!

taught by Martin Demarest

DATES: Thursdays, February 16 & February 23
(2 sessions PLUS 2 weeks of phone/e-mail support!)

WORKSHOP FULL!!! WE ARE COLLECTING NAMES FOR ANOTHER SESSION. 
If I get 10 people, I'll schedule another round.  E-mail
programs@artspartner.org 

TIMES: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
LOCATION: CAP ArtSpace, Center Ithaca, 171 The Commons
FEE: $124 (and $114 for CAP Donors!) 
CLASS LIMIT: This class is limited to 10 people to ensure as much individual support as possible.

REGISTER NOW: Because of the class limit, please register soon. Pay below, or register by e-mailing programs@artspartner.org to report that you will be mailing or delivering a check to the address above. Your space in the class is guaranteed when payment is received.

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is an amazing opportunity for those of you who know you need a new website, can’t afford to or don’t want to pay someone else to do if for you, AND want the satisfaction of learning how to do it yourself!  This class will put you in command of your own site and the skills to keep it updated over time. Marty says, “The reality of web site development with WIX.com is that you can create a site in several hours. But the real world experience is that there are questions you will have along the way that need answers for you to continue! “ This workshop not only takes you through the process, but Marty generously supports you via e-mail and phone as challenges occur!  

The first workshop session on February 16th walks you through Wix.com’s step by step editing and Marty provides you with a comprehensive prep packet to organize your approach.  The two weeks of support start on February 17th and end on March 2nd for the challenging time when you work on your new site.  This opportunity will gives you the impetus and motivation to get the job done!  The February 23rd workshop is for show and tell, questions, advice, and tweaking.

Marty’s goal is that all 10 people who take the class have the support they need to come away with 10 new websites!

One of the participants in this class says: I have completed my website from Marty Demarest's last workshop.  He worked so diligently with me to funish this on time to launch my business in a public way.  He was a godsend to by business venture and so careful with all the details that I needed help with. As a low-tech person, I appreciate his patient kindness throughout the endeavor. Thanks for organizing this class! 


The Art of the Sale; The Wowie Zowie 3 Session Version!
taught by Bettsie Park

DATES: Thursdays, March 2, March 9 & March 16
TIMES: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
LOCATION: CAP ArtSpace, Center Ithaca, 171 The Commons
FEE: $109 (and $99 for CAP Donors!) 
CLASS LIMIT: This class is limited to 15 people to ensure as much individual support as possible.

REGISTER NOW: Because of the class limit, please register soon! Pay online below, or register by e-mailing programs@artspartner.org to report that you will be mailing or delivering a check to the address above. Your space in the class is guaranteed when payment is received.

DESCRIPTION: The ability to talk to potential buyers about your work in such a way as to promote a sale is a skill that can be taught... and with practice, a skill that will change your bottom line. Enjoy three, jam-packed, interactive and hands-on evenings of this popular lecture as Bettsie shares strategies and personal tips she has accrued over 35 years of selling and sales training.

This series is highly recommended for both first time participants and those of who have taken “The Art of the Sale” before and would like an in-depth refresher course. The topics in this workshop easily apply to both visual artists and craftspeople. 

Session 1 will cover:  The many steps to take before you hit the selling floor; Getting your psych on!; How body language makes or breaks a sale; Personality traits of the best sales people; Understanding the seven steps of the sale & how these steps build on one another.

Session 2 will cover: Knowing what you sell; Building your own “selling tool box"; Appling FABG (features, advantages, benefits and grabber), to your work; Applying the steps of the sale to your own work; To discount or not discount – that’s a big question; Trouble-shooting - real life wrinkles that can affect your sale.

Session 3 will cover: Selling your work in the real world; Dance to the music played – how to sell to anyone; Selling from your studio is different than selling at a retail show and very different than selling at a wholesale show; How to “sell” thru an online venue.

Expect interactive lectures, writing exercises, some role-playing, a little bit of homework and plenty of time for Q & A. Participants will leave with an information packet / workbook for at-home use!

Selected Comments and Testimonials:
* Bettsie is so experienced and positive about the whole selling interaction. I've always been shy about selling, feeling it is tacky to talk to someone about buying my work. I know this is silly because I'm trying to make a living!  Bettsie showed me that selling is not a bad word.  Such a good lesson!   
*Although I was doing a lot of educating when people saw my work, I wasn't doing any selling... I see the difference.  
*I am 100% positive that I now have the confidence to talk to people about buying my work.  I don't think I will be self-conscious anymore.  
*I put Bettsie's lessons into practice at my Art Trail Open Studio and made about $800 more than previous years.    
*Bettsie does a great job convincing us that selling is an art. It takes practice and lots of work.

*I liked the comprehensive approach and Bettsie’s ability to answer a broad range of questions
*I always think I know it already and Bettsie reveals so many more aspects to the subject in each of the three workshops that we came to.
*Bettsie is the Suze Orman of the Business of Art world!
*Bettsie did a great job of covering lots of material, explaining many concepts that I needed clarity on, and giving me a good picture of what the wholesale/retail world of art involves.  She is a generous teacher sharing a wealth of experience.  This was a very worthwhile experience.
*Energy exudes from Bettsie from the moment she enters the class.  You can see that she is ready and eager to teach.  Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious.

ART OF SALE PAYMENT:


Art/Reaction: Writing in Response to the Work of Nearly 45 Different Artists 
a creative writing workshop led by Zee Zahava

DATES: Wednesday, March 15
TIME: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
LOCATION: CAP ArtSpace, Center Ithaca, 171 The Commons
FEE: This workshop is FREE, but limited to 15 people, so register soon!   

TO REGISTER: Contact Zee Directly at zee@twcny.rr.com

DESCRIPTION:  a "Group Show" featuring paintings, photographs, ceramics, fiber arts, and more.  This workshop offers the opportunity to engage with artists' creations in a personal, intuitive, imaginative way . . . through writing.   Zee will gently guide the process and respond to freshly-written work that is shared in the group setting.‚Äč Bring paper, pen, an open mind, and an open heart.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Community Arts Partnership ArtsSpace, Center Ithaca; 171 E. State/MLK Jr. St., Ithaca, NY 14850

DONOR AND WORKSHOP FEE: You'll see a $10 discount in workshop fees if you are a CAP 2016 or 2017 donor. If you'd like to become a CAP donor, a suggested minimum donation is $35 (but more is awesome!), e-mail programs@artspartner.org to get instructions on making one payment for workshop and donation.