Portfolio Presentation: How to Make People Pay Attention | Saturday February 10, 1-5pm

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Learn the steps to be able present a compelling portfolio for adjudication, grant writing and more. In this workshop, learn the steps to present a compelling digital portfolio. This hands-on workshop is open to artists at every level of experience.
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NEW DATE Saturday February 10th, 2024 1-5pm


Portfolio Presentation: How to Make People Pay Attention

with David McClyment


Being a creative genius isn’t enough. The competition for every opportunity as an artist is absolutely fierce! The first step to really competing is to be able present a compelling digital portfolio. You have to assume that every other artist knows how to present their work in an undeniably convincing way. Good enough simply isn’t. You need to have those same digital and presentation skills, so that all those reviewing your portfolio will pay attention.


This hands-on workshop is open to artists at every level of experience – from emerging to wily veteran.


Part 1 will review some basic digital manipulation skills so that the photos of your artwork stand out. 


Part 2 will look at the good and the bad of various presentation strategies, and how to make them work for you. We will look briefly at the adjudication of grants


What to bring (all optional):

·         a laptop computer/tablet (you will want something other than your phone)

·         whatever digital software you use (and if this all new to you, not to worry)

·         5 to 10 images (jpgs) on a thumb drive – or send them to the instructor prior to the event

·         And if you have none of this, not to worry, you are more than welcome. We all have to start somewhere.



Your instructor: David McClyment has been drawing for 70 years, with the last 40 as a professional. He has shown commercially, and in public galleries and artist-run centres in Toronto, across Ontario and in Europe. His work has been supported by all levels of funding including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. McClyment has recently published a detailed self help guide: “So, You Want To Be An Artist”, a professional practices resource for emerging artists. Basically everything you weren’t taught in school. As McClyment notes: “forty years of learning the hard way, so that you don’t”. He is currently a member of Red Head Gallery in Toronto.


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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