Art Courses

2019 Summer Programming

Below is a list of courses for which you can enroll. To see more information about course status or to register for the course/workshop, click on the course title.

Grant Writing Success: a ‘how-to’ for winning at the grant game.

Cost: CAN$25.00

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

 

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Monday 24th June

6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Grant Writing Success: a ‘how-to’ for winning at the grant game 

with Mary Ann S. Anderson

Suitable for Members and Non-Members

Federation Gallery

1241 Cartwright Street

Vancouver, BC

 

Can't make it to the gallery? Register for LiveCast and you can enjoy the workshop from the comfort of your own home.

 

Writing a successful grant application can often be a challenge – both for long-time applicants, as well as newcomers to the process. Funding guidelines priorities can often be challenging to decipher, and with an increasingly competitive grant environment can make success even tougher to achieve.

For all those who need some guidance on successful grant writing, this is the workshop for you. In the workshop, facilitator Mary Ann Anderson (Little Dog Creative Consulting) will translate what the funder really means in their guidelines language, identify ‘red flag’ language to avoid, and go through the best ways to make your application speak directly to what each funder is looking for. The workshop will provide a clear road-map to creating a successful application – for both first-timers and long-time grant recipients.

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Mary Ann S. Anderson is a Vancouver-based arts administrator, who has worked in the local cultural community since 1989. A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Arts Administration Program, Mary Ann has been the Executive Director of a number of organizations, including arts service groups, galleries, artist cooperatives and municipal government agencies.

Mary Ann has considerable experience in public fundraising, and in the development of fundraising plans; in addition, she was responsible for the delivery of the North Vancouver municipal granting program working with 50+ arts organizations over the course of 12 years. She has forged successful relationships with funding agencies across the country in the course of her career.

Mary Ann is the founder of Little Dog Creative Consulting (2005), which provides consulting services for over 130+ clients in the areas of arts management, organizational planning, capacity building and public fundraising.

 

Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Register Now

 

Public Speaking for Artists with Rylan Oleksyn

Cost: CAN$30.00

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

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Monday 8th July

6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Public Speaking for Artists with Rylan Oleksyn of Public Speaking Vancouver

$30.00

Register soon to reserve your space. 

Best suited for Active Members

 

Can't make it to the gallery?

Register for LiveCast and you can enjoy the workshop from the comfort of your own home.

 

Have you ever found yourself wishing you could approach galleries and clients more confidently? 
 
Or speak to your work and your practice without fumbling over the words?
 
Have you wanted to teach but aren't sure how to deliver content to a class?
 
Or been asked to speak at a conference or convention but the thought of projecting to a crowd made you decline an offer?
 
If you have, you aren't alone. Edward Hopper often said "If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint".
 
Painting confidently and presenting confidently are two different methods of communication. So although we are expressive and creative people by nature, articulating ourselves as artists can often be quite challenging.
 
As romantic as Hopper's sentiment is, not being able to communicate and present well can affect your acceptance into exhibitions, reception by clients and galleries and involvement in the greater arts community.
 
Join Rylan Oleksyn, founder of Public Speaking Vancouver as he shares with you tips and methods of how to speak one-one-one or in public and deliver content clearly and confidently.
 
During the class, you'll learn skills and techniques demonstrated by Rylan and put your newfound knowledge into action through a series of practical in-class exercises.Participants can expect to walk away with strategies for speaking confidently in a variety of settings for a variety of audiences.

 

 

Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Register Now

 

Navigating Commissions - with Kathy Traeger, SFCA

Cost: CAN$25.00

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

 

Monday 19th August

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6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Navigating Commissions

- Taking Fear out of the Equation

with Kathy Traeger, SFCA

$25.00

Register soon to reserve your space.

Best suited for Active and Signature Members.

 

Can't make it to the gallery?

Register for LiveCast and you can enjoy the workshop from the comfort of your own home.

 

Have you been asked for a commission but turned the opportunity down because you weren't sure about the process?

 

Wondering how to start offering commissioned artwork for sale?

 

Maybe you've done a few commissions, but would like to know how to streamline the process and offer a more professional level of service?

 

This session is ideal for artists interested in taking on commissions.

 

Kathy Traeger spent 32 years in the design industry and was a freelance graphic designer for the last 16 years of them before transitioning to full time painter.

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Freelance work and commissioned art share many common factors when making the pitch or dealing directly with clients. Presenting clean, professional, organized sketches showcasing the progress of piece is key to keeping control of the project while at the same time keeping the client informed and feeling like they are part of the process.

 

Kathy will walk you through her process for handling commissions successfully.

 

She will share with you her tips and tricks on making the commission go smoothly and professionally.  These tips will help the artist develop good habits at the beginning of their careers that will carry them forward for years to come.

 

We will cover everything from the initial basic contract or client contact to presenting professional concept sketches for the first and second stage of the approval process and then finish up with the final piece shown in a certificate of authenticity.

 

Each attendee will receive a handout outlining all of Kathy’s steps to take away with them.

 

Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Register Now

 

Industry Panel Discussion: How to Approach Galleries

Cost: CAN$25.00

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

 

Monday 9th September

6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Industry Panel Discussion

Various Speakers

$25.00

Non-members welcome

Best suited for all Membership levels

 

Back by popular demand, the Federation of Canadian Artists Industry Panel Discussion. Registration for this panel fills quickly. Register soon to avoid disappointment.

 

For this panel , the Federation of Canadian Artists brings together three experienced industry professionals, to share with you their stories, wisdom and expectations on how artists should best prepare and approach galleries when developing their professional career, with a Q&A period for those burning questions you've been waiting to be ask.  

 

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions beforehand to education@artists.ca. Please make the subject line "Questions for Industry Panel Discussion"

 

Registrants can expect to walk away with a greater sense of understanding from key individuals in the industry and some good tips and tools they can put to use to help build their career as an artist.

 

2019 Panellists

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Dr. Angela Clarke

Museum Director and Curator, 

Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Dr. Angela Clarke has been the Museum Director and Curator at the Italian Cultural Centre Museum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada since 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia, where she specialized in women, religion and decorative art of the Italian Renaissance as well as museology. Her primary research focus has been the material culture of Renaissance Italy, specifically taking a social-historical approach to Deruta maiolica bella donna plates as they pertain to the lives of middle-class Umbrian women in the domestic space. Since the completion of her dissertation, she has expanded her research to include other domestic decorative arts such as textiles, mirrors, devotional items, costume, jewellery and liturgical textile.

 

Dr. Clarke’s curatorial work focuses on fine arts working with contemporary interpreters of Italian decorative art traditions including fibre arts, mosaic, tapestry and ceramic in addition to the contemporary visual arts of painting, print-making and sculpture, as well as the history of Italian opera and immigration. She has curated over 30 exhibitions. She has also curated exhibitions in partnership with the annual Feminarte textile exhibition in Montopoli, Italy and with the European Union project Performigrations in cooperation with the Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at the University of Bologna. Most recently she has guest Curated for the BC Craft Council.

 

Dr. Clarke has written for the Surface Design Journal, Uppercase Magazine, Preview Guide to Galleries & Museums, the “Art Speaks” column in The Epoch Times as well as numerous art catalogues. She is a board member for the Craft Council of British Columbia and the B.C. Society for the Museum of Original Costume and is a regular contributor to the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News.

 

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Kevan Seng

Gallerist

Capulet Art Gallery

Vancouver, B.C.

 

Kevan Seng is a small business owner in Richmond, operating an art gallery, picture framing shop, and an art events company.  He has been in the art business since 2006 after meeting a famous artist named Raymond chow, at a bus stop.  From there, he went on to creating and distributing calendars and prints of Chow’s artwork throughout Chapters Indigo bookstores.  After the calendars, Seng was contracted to create and distribute a collection of Norveau Morrisseau’s artwork onto art card format.  Until this date, these cards have been available in the National Gallery of Canada and the Smithsonian Institution. 

 

It was around this time when the idea of creating a live painting competition came to fruition.  The name was originally the Golden Brush Live Painting Competition with the first show in 2009.  Over time, the competition was renamed to the Battle of the Brush, and currently there have been 37 competitions in Vancouver, BC and one in Beijing where Seng and his team have worked to promote the art of over 300 artists in the lower mainland. 

 

Kevan Seng is also an active member of the Lions Club International and was elected Zone Chairperson of Lions Club International 19 A-1 in Vancouver, Canada, in 2016-2017.

A member of the Vancouver Chinatown Lions Club, Past Zone Chairperson Seng is a second generation Lion who joined into Lionism in 2011 to follow in his father’s footsteps.  He has held office in the association as club president of the Vancouver Chinatown Lions Club in both 2013-2014 and in 2017-2018.

In recognition of his service to the association, Past Zone Chairperson Seng was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellow in 2015.

 

3rd Panellist - Coming Soon

 

Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Register Now