Don’t Be Afraid of the Internet: Basic Website Design for Artists

This workshop is designed for artists, crafters and others who would like to design and/or manage their own web sites, or revamp an existing one, but aren’t quite sure how to approach it. In this era of wide internet access and social media it’s vital for artists to have a web presence. A good web site doesn’t have to be complicated, or hard to maintain, but it is an essential tool for an artist who wishes to be taken seriously by prospective gallery directors, potential buyers and art collectors, and those who write about art. Whether you’re looking to sell your art online, get into a gallery, or provide a place for someone who stumbles across your work to find out more about you, you will spend time during this workshop honing in on what is important to you and how best to go about achieving your website goals. 

There isn’t time to create a site during the class, but participants will leave with an understanding of available tools, web site best practices, features (such as slideshows Vs image grids, or blogs, shopping carts, and contact pages) so that they can create and maintain a site that is right for them. The workshop is specifically designed with a week between the two classes so that participants can begin to work on their sites at home and can get opinions on layout, trouble shoot issues, etc. during the second class.