Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Art Symposium Day Two

Last weekend was the fifth annual Arts Symposium put on by the Tacoma Arts Commission at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. It was a two day event dedicated to providing local artist and arts organizations with nuts and bolts information in order to become and remain successful in the arts.

I took advantage of this FREE opportunity to take classes from local professionals and educators.

The second day I attended two classes by Miriam Works, Works Consulting, an artist and consultant; Things You Wish You Learned In Art School: The Art Of Marketing and The Creative Maker: Time Management for Artist. Miriam emphasized the "art" of marketing with crucial tips as well as creating a marketing plan. In the second class, we learned more effective ways to manage our time. I found sharing our "time wasters" and "excuses" similar and it felt as if we were confessing in a support group. Needless to say, I left both classes with great insights and information to uplift and motivate me to create.

November 2010 marks the 9th Anniversary of Art At Work: Tacoma Arts Month. It has become a fall tradition providing a diversity of offerings illustrating the richness of the Tacoma community. Many of the activities are free and most are family friendly.

If you live locally and missed out this year,
mark your calenders for next year.

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