Workshop Registration

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Making Time to Make Art – Sarah Maloney

With only so many hours in a day, is finding time to make art difficult for you? This workshop will cover practical ways to make art, even when you don’t think you have time. This workshop is ideal for those who enjoy learning through doing and reflecting upon the process.

Annapolis Royal: June 4, 1-4pm                                                                         ARCAC/ARTsPLACE, 396 St. George St
Registration Deadline: May 30

Making Time to Make Art- Annapolis Royal

Pricing Your Work – Stacey Cornelius

What makes “the right price” the right price? How do you put a price tag on your work without second guessing yourself? In this workshop, you will learn how to calculate prices, and how labour and materials are just one part of the picture. We will explore the factors that affect pricing: where you fit into the marketplace, your target customer, as well as where, and how, you sell your work. This workshop will also touch on other types of artist income beyond sales, and how to deal with inevitable requests to work for little or nothing — and how some of those opportunities can work to your advantage.

Halifax: May 25, 6-9pm
Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Rd
Registration Deadline: May 23

Pricing Your Work- Halifax



Documenting Your Work – Steve Farmer

How do you show the world your work, on your website, in your portfolio, and when applying for grants? This workshop will show artists how to photograph 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional work using a digital camera, along with a variety of lighting methods including professional and household lighting. Artists will learn to develop techniques to professionally document their work using readily available equipment, from around the studio or in the home. The workshop will also provide basic instruction on how to download images from camera to computer, and how to resize images for web applications.

Halifax: June 8, 6-9pm
Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Rd
Registration Deadline: June 3

Documenting Your Work- Halifax

Annapolis Royal: June 11, 1-4pm
ARCAC/ARTsPLACE, 396 St. George St
Registration Deadline: June 6

Documenting Your Work- Annapolis Royal

Information Session

Estate Planning For Artists – George Clarke, LL.B

Planning for the future is essential for peace of mind, and for artists, securing your work is key. This workshop will demystify the process of planning your estate, and will cover the essentials including the importance of organizing and documenting your work, transfer of your assets, and planning for illness and unforeseen circumstances.

Halifax: June 1, 6-9pm
Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Rd
Registration Deadline: May 30



Peer to Peer Discussions

Earning Opportunities for Artists

Being an artist means creating work and creating opportunities. Grants, commissions, teaching and collaborations are all part of the artist’s toolbox, and sharing strategies can help us discover new and unexpected opportunities. Bring your tips and tricks, and your experience, and share in this open peer to peer discussion.

Halifax: May 11, 6-9pm
Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Rd
Tatamagouche: May 7, 1-4pm
Tatamagouche Library, 170 Main Street
Annapolis Royal: May 21, 1-4pm
ARCAC/ARTsPLACE, 396 St. George Street



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Bundle Discount

VANS offers a member special that allows visual artists to develop their professional skills at an increased discount when registering for 2 or more workshops of the same price. Please see below for full discount breakdowns.

To be eligible for discounts, workshop registrants must be up to date with their VANS memberships. Click here for information on how to become a VANS member.

* Professional Development Series – Members Bundle Special

Bundle Options

* When registering for the bundle offer, please e-mail with the titles of your selected courses.


VANS Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds of 75% of workshop fee will be given if cancellation occurs 72 hours or more prior to the beginning of the workshop. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs on the day  of the workshop. If VANS has to cancel the workshop for any reason, registrants will be notified and refunded in full.<<Return to Shopping Cart

2 Responses to Workshop Registration

  1. Pingback: Maritime Art List » Blog Archive » VANS Grant Proposals Workshop – Registration Deadline Oct 9

  2. It would be fantastic if any of these workshops were offered online or as a podcast either during or after. The workshop could be filmed then broken into parts and uploaded to utube with password protection. People could pay. It would be a great advantage for those of us who are not in Halifax and even for people not in the Maritimes. It would be great promotion too for VANS and the services it offers.

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