Events

Artist Gathering & Website Workshop

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
NEW TIME - 6:00 pm

At this month’s artist gathering:
Building an artist portfolio site using “Google Sites”

 

*** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE of TIME to 6PM***

In the past few years, numerous free website and blog services such as WordPress, Tumbler, Weebley, and Google Sites to name just a few have become available, making it easier than ever for Artists to set up and administer an online portfolio. This one hour mini-workshop will teach you how to put together a simple artist portfolio website using the Google Sites platform. Google Sites is a free service that allows you to build and host a website without any HTML knowledge. Its simple no-frills design options offer an excellent option for a clean, professional looking online portfolio.

This workshop, led by FCG Director Julia Beltrano will cover:

  • how to set up an account
  • how to upload images
  • how to embed videos
  • how to create new pages 
  • how to customize layout, colours and menus
  • how to obtain a domain name
  • do’s and don’ts for artist websites

 

 

Before you attend
You can simply listen and take notes, but if you would like to bring a laptop and follow along please bring the following files:

  • 10 digital images of your artwork (or video files if you work in video)
  • digital document containing your artist statement (word, email, pdf, text)
  • digital document containing your CV (word, email, pdf, text)
  • digital document containing your Bio (word, email, pdf, text)

Date & Time
May 16th 2012 at Forest City Gallery
6pm-7pm (doors open at 5:45, we’ll be starting at 6) and the monthly artist gathering will follow from 7-10pm 

Cost
PWYC, Suggested 5$ donation with all proceeds benefiting FCG, however don’t let limited funds stop you from attending, all are welcome.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by email info@forestcitygallery.com 

The workshop will be followed by the monthly Artist Gathering session where you can share and exchange ideas and constructive feedback with other artists.