Workshops & Services

AOE Workshops - Spring 2013

Create your own website using Wordpress (offered in English)
Apr. 10, 17 and May 8

This course will be an introduction to creating a website or blog using the free and popular Wordpress framework.  We'll be going through setting up your site, choosing a theme, customizing your options, creating new pages or posts and best practices for sharing your content with the world.  The last of the three classes will be a critique session where you can share what you've created and receive feedback.  We highly recommend students bring a laptop as this will be a fairly hands-on course, but you're welcome to attend and take notes. 

Prerequisites:
If you do intend to bring a laptop, please sign up for a free Wordpress account at www.wordpress.com before coming to class.  Basic knowledge of HTML is highly recommended for further customizing your website.
•    Bring your own laptop

Instructor: Jesse Hildebrand, Photographer/Web Developer
When: Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, April 10, 17 & May 8
Where: Lise Roy Meeting Room, suite 260, Shenkman Arts Centre,
Fee: $75 for AOE members/ $100 for non-members
Deadline for registration: Friday April 5, 2013


Online Sales (offered in English) - Apr. 13
This workshop will cover the basics of buying and selling online for artists.  We will start with discussing ‘’Paypal’’, the world’s most popular form of online payment; the various services they offer, what to watch out for as a buyer and as a seller and the benefits of adding ‘’Paypal’’ to your arsenal of tools.  We will also cover selling your product on ‘’Etsy’’ and other online portals such as ‘’eBay’’.  Lastly we will cover adding sales to your existing website.  The goal of this workshop will be to give the participants a solid foundation in web commerce.

Instructor: Jesse Hildebrand, Photographer/Web Developer
When: Saturday April 13, 2013 10am - noon
Where: Lise Roy Meeting Room, suite 260, Shenkman Arts Centre
Fee: $25 for AOE members/ $35 for non-members
Deadline for registration: Friday April 5


How to photograph your 2D & 3D art (offered in English) - Apr. 20
This workshop will focus on the basics of taking photos of your two dimensional art for use on the web or in print.  Bring some of your photos for constructive criticism.
We will cover:
- equipment basics: what kind of camera and lighting will you need to take pictures of your work
- camera and lighting set up: the optimal placement and set up of your photographic equipment
- tricks for dealing with highlights, transparent and highly reflective items and jewelry
- post processing: basic tweeks and adjustments you can do once you've shot your piece

Instructor: Jesse Hildebrand, Photographer/Web Developer
When: Saturday April 20, 2013 9am -noon
Where: Lise Roy Meeting Room, suite 260, Shenkman Arts Centre
Fee: $25 for AOE members/ $35 for non-members
Deadline for registration: Friday April 12


How to register for AOE Workshops:  Jocelyne Garbutt  613-580-2767 or jocelyne@artsoe.ca
Payment taken upon registration. Visa, MC accepted.

For more information: Louise Michaud louise@artsoe.ca or 613-580-2767


 

Special Rates for AOE Members

In addition to the many benefits of a membership with AOE Arts Council, we are pleased to offer services and special offers and/or discounts especially for AOE members.

Membership Benefits 2013

Advertising Rate Card 2013

AOE Boardroom and Equipment Rentals 2013