The Dougherty Arts Center offers professional development for artists through classes, workshops, meetups, and our Artist Resource Center.
Are you ready to take your ceramic practice to the next level? This six-week class will help students to develop the tools and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the ceramic arts. Through instruction, critique, and local artist studio visits, students will learn about studio operations, preparing resumes and artist statements, photographing and selling work, and self-promotion.
This class does not involve ceramic studio time.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 16-May 23, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Registration Now Open
Residents - $145, Non-Residents - $167
Artist Professional Practices
The Dougherty Art Center’s Artist Professional Practices class offers training and career preparation for the visual artist to build and maintain a thriving professional practice. Topics include resumes and artist statements, artwork documentation and portfolio preparation, budgeting, marketing, and selling your work. Prepare for your career in the arts!
Tuesdays, July 23-August 27, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Registration Opens May 15, 2019.
Residents - $72, Non-Residents $83
The Emerging Teaching Artists (ETA) fellowship - for artists of color and artists with disabilities - helps you build skills for sharing your art with schools and young people in the community. Artists working the visual arts, theatre, dance, music, digital arts, and performance art are invited to apply for this exciting program. A stipend is given upon program completion.
This class is held yearly and recently finished in March 2019. Look fo rthe next session to be held in winter 2019-2020.
Learn more about the production of artworks for public places including an overview of budgeting, engineering, site selection, and proposal preparation. This six-week class encourages research and provides students with opportunities to learn from accomplished public artists. The class will give an in depth look at the Public Art application process, while students work to put together their own submission package.
This class is held yearly and recently finished in December 2018. Look for the next session to be held in winter 2019-2020.