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Details for "Navigating Commissions - with Kathy Traeger, SFCA"

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


6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Navigating Commissions

- Taking Fear out of the Equation

with Kathy Traeger, SFCA


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.



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.



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.

Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$25.00
  • CAN$25.00 with 2019 Summer Programming LiveCast
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2019-03-27 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2019-08-16 23:59:00
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