How to Photodocument Your Art

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In this 3hr workshop, we will explore the essential professional practice skill that you need to get your artwork out to the public: Photo documentation of your work. This workshop is great for camera phones but other cameras are welcome!

Getting Your Art Out There

In this hands-on workshop, we will explore one of the most essential professional practice skills
 that you will need to get your artwork out to the public: how to photo-document your work so that people pay attention. This workshop is great for camera phones but other cameras could be used if you would like to bring one.

We will start by looking at the do’s and don’t's of photographing your artwork followed by a hands-on set up with lights, camera and tri-pods. The emphasis 
will be on how to achieve good results without having to resort to big price tech or requiring advanced 
photography skills. We will also discuss software like Photoshop to 
correct your photography. Don’t panic – no experience required. Expect friendly and positive commentary on what is
 working and where you might improve.

What to bring (optional)

  • Your camera or cell phone, a small to medium sized piece of artwork (either 2D or 3D)


David McClyment: has been obsessively drawing for almost 70 years, and professionally for over 40 years. He has exhibited primarily in the GTA, but also throughout Ontario and across Europe. His work has been the focus of many grants from all levels of government, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. McClyment has shown his work across a wide range of venues: commercial co-operatives, public galleries, artist-run centres and commercial galleries, as well as organizing his own initiatives. His exhibitions have been reviewed in many major media outlets, including CBC (radio 2), Rogers TV, Globe and Mail, the Toronto Daily Star, the National Post and the Winnipeg Free Press. He is currently a full member of Red Head Gallery, an artists’ co-op in Toronto.

In addition to his career as an artist, McClyment has mentored hundreds of emerging artists; first through his role as a project officer in Visual Arts Ontario, an arts service organization (now closed), and most lately as a Co-Ordinator and professor in the Fine Arts Studio program at Centennial College. In that capacity he has received a number of awards for teaching excellence.

Recent exhibitions include “Bleeding Daylight” at the Red Head Gallery this past January; “Just Part of the Story” at the Corner Gallery in Haliburton Village in May; and the launch of “One for Sorrow”, a virtual reality exploration in collaboration with Lynne Heller at the Beaver Hall Gallery in Toronto at the end of May. Late in the fall, some of his work will be shown in Düsseldorf, Germany as part of an exhibition exchange, “Node”.
He has also recently become an author, publishing “So You Want To Be An Artist”. A 500-page print resource on professional practices for emerging find artists. As he writes: “Forty years of learning the hard way so that you don’t!”.

McClyment is inspired daily by his long-time reason for living, Sue Bracken, and their multi-talented son, Jaimie.


All ARTiculations workshops require advance registration, unless otherwise noted. In the event of insufficient enrolment, registrants will be notified prior to the workshop start date and a full refund will be given. No refunds/credits will be provided for withdrawal fewer than one week prior to the start of class. ARTiculations does not provide make-up classes or substitutions. This policy is subject to change without notice.

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