Art Resources

Bookkeeping for Artists

The next workshop in our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL series is BOOKKEEPING FOR ARTISTS!

In this introductory workshop we will be looking at how to keep better records for our small art business. It’s not as hard as you think! Learning the basics of Manger, a fantastic free program, we will look at keeping track of our receipts, how to create an invoice, spending and receiving money, export reports you can send to your accountant and prepare quarterly BAS information to help you complete your tax obligations easily. Finally we will look at applying for an ABN as a sole trader.

It’s on the 19th of August, places are limited, for all the details and book HERE.

Places filling fast!

ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT for Merryn Trevethan’s HOW TO PREPARE CANVASES & BOARDS workshop which is fantastic as the more people that attend this series of workshops, the more we donate to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre!!  Join us on Saturday 17th June from 1-3pm and Merryn will teach you everything you need to know about how to prepare your canvases and boards!  All the details and to book HERE but be quick!

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Preparing panels, boards and canvases

Drawing on the talents and expertise of various professionals, The Art Room wants to positively contribute to the development of emerging artists by offering the WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL series of workshops.

Our second workshop HOW TO PREPARE CANVASES & BOARDS is with artist Merryn Trevethan! Learn everything you need to know about how to stretch a canvas on stretcher boards, what equipment you need, and how to prepare panels and boards.

This workshop is on June 17th, places are limited, for all the details and to book HERE

*All profits from this series of workshops are being donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)

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CHROMATOPIA

Congratulations to our wonderful sponsor LANGRIDGE ARTIST COLOURS on their new website and upcoming exhibition CHROMATOPIA – a history of colour.

Welcome to Chromatopia, an exhibition on the history of colour.
Spanning thousands of of years, travel through the story of pigments and their incredible journeys from across the globe.
Tales of dragons & beetles, alchemy & poisons, slaves & pirates, from the ancient world to the present come alive in this exhibition on colour’s creation.
This voyage of discovery features pigments made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, bodily waste, crushed insects and predatory sea snails. Colours dug simply from the ground beneath us, others so expensive that only kings and popes could afford them.
Within the exhibition, see the living process of historical colour manufacture in action.
Also featured is the new world of strange modern colours that only reveal themselves when touched, are invisible in sunlight or shine in the dark.
Opening 6:30pm on the 31st of May and on display from the 1st to the 18th of June 2017.

chromatopia.org

 

How to prepare canvases and boards

We’re looking forward to the next workshop in our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL series!  HOW TO PREPARE CANVASES AND BOARDS with artist Merryn Trevethan is on June 17th, places are limited, and all profits are being donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Social Media for Artists

Our first WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL WORKSHOP is this Saturday!  Join us to learn how to use social media as an artist, and how to make it work for you.  Places are limited, afternoon tea is included, book your place HERE.

All profits from this series of workshops are being donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Professional Development for artists

WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL
We’re so excited to launch this new series of Professional Development workshops for artists! Tell us what you want to learn and we’ll find an artist with expertise in that area!

Thank you so much to everyone that has sent us feedback so far. Some of the topics being covered in this series are:
– How to prepare canvases and boards
– Crowdfunding
– Bookkeeping
– Taxation for artists
– Artist websites
– How to host a successful exhibition
– Grants and residencies
– Artist Admin (CV, bio, artist statement, proposals and applications)
– Networking, prizes and pricing

Anything else you want to learn? Let us know!

The first workshop is SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ARTISTS on Saturday 20th May with Ilona Nelson.  Places are limited, please book your seat HERE.

Social Media for artists

SOCIAL MEDIA. Love it? Hate it? Want to learn more about how to use it? Come along to our Social Media workshop and learn how to make social media work for you as artists!

It’s on Saturday May 20th from 1pm, places are limited, please book your seat HERE.

And we’d love some feedback from you! Please send us your comments and let us know what you would like to learn about social media, and we’ll address it in the workshop!

Something to apply for

A couple of great things for artists to apply for –

MELBOURNE ART TRAMS
Artists are invited to propose a work that is specific to Melbourne’s trams as a site for collective engagement throughout the city.  Expressions of interest are due May 22nd.  All the details and to apply HERE.

RAVENSWOOD AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S ART PRIZE
There is a new art prize for women artists!  Entries close June 29th.  All the details and to enter HERE.