Artist and curator Jessica Thalmann will discuss the importance of clear, accurate, and striking documentation of artwork. Various technical and logistical issues will be broached while photographing paintings, ceramics, sculptures, installations, performances, and various print based media. Artists will learn best practices for photography including, lighting, placement, camera techniques, digital workflow, editing, export settings, and scanning. Archival and cataloguing practices will also be lightly discussed, focusing on data management software, long term storage, preservation, and creating an easy catalogue of current inventory to find and locate items.
After providing advice on each of these topics, Thalmann will offer a demonstration on techniques for photographing 2D and 3D media. This workshop is ideal for artists and makers of all skill levels who have some experience with a digital camera and tripod. Workshop will be followed by a Q&A.
Where: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON
When: Wed, 8 May 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CAS Lab is a series of skills-building seminars co-presented by Gardiner Museum and neighbourhood hubs The 519, Akin, and Art Starts as part of the Community Arts Space project. These seminars, running from April 23 to May 22, are available to past and present Community Arts Space participants as well as artists and staff from The 519, Akin, and Art Starts. All workshops are free but require pre-registration. Space is limited.
Akin is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides affordable studio space as well as arts-based programming through its sister non-profit organization, Akin Projects. Their studios provide a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavors and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. Akin builds community through monthly art critiques, workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.