4160 S Lone Pine Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
TWO workshops in ONE weekend!!!
Featuring Guest Artist & Photographer, Gary McMichael
- “Selling Art and Photography on Fine Art America”
(Saturday 9a.m.- 1p.m./ limited to 15)
- “How to Photograph Your 2D Art”
(Sunday 9a.m.- 4p.m./ limited to 12)
Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
Selling Art on FAA $75.00
Photographing 2D Art $100.00
Both workshops $165.00
Selling Art and Photography on Fine Art America
Are you looking for new ways to sell your art and photography? Then you might want to consider selling your art online through FineArtAmerica.com.
FineArtAmerica.com has revolutionized the way that artwork is bought and sold around the world. With a few clicks, you can upload digital images of your art or photographs to FineArtAmerica.com, set your own prices for all of Fine Art America’s products, and sell those products to a global audience of online art buyers. Fine Art America handles all of the fulfillment; They take care of the printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping, collecting payments from the buyer, and when a print of yours sells they send you a royalty check.
Garry McMichael has been selling art prints and photographs through Fine Art America since 2012. Over that time he has built a steady income from monthly art sales. Sales have been to almost every state in the Union and from half way around the world in Australia and the United Kingdom. “These are markets and locations I would never have reached on my own.”
In this half-day workshop Garry will explain how to set up an FAA account, how to prep and upload images, set your prices and develop a marketing plan to increase your exposure and sales. We’ll discuss what sells and what doesn’t. Garry will also also compare his experiences selling art on Etsy, 500 Pixels, Saatchi Art, art fairs, and through established art galleries.
This workshop will be geared to both beginners and artists that already have FAA accounts. If you want to learn more about turning your art into income this workshop is for you. This will be a lecture, question/answer type of workshop, but you are encouraged to bring your laptop computer and work right along as Garry shows you step-by-step how to work with Fine Art America.
How to photograph your 2D art
A workshop on basic photography techniques that every artist should know.
What Will The Workshop Cover:
Emphasis will be on “Digital Photography Basics” to help artists take better photographs of their artwork for use on the internet, to enter competitions and to make high quality prints. All registered participants will be sent a questionnaire to determine your photography skill level and what you want to learn. The workshop will then be customized to fulfill participants needs. The workshop is limited to 12 participants.
Garry will demonstrate how to photograph your 2D artwork with both a point and shoot digital cameras and DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras. New for this workshop we are going to show how to photograph your art with a smartphone. We believe the smartphone quality is now good enough for internet use and for entering art fairs.
Emphasis will be on simple techniques with minimum amount of accessories needed to successfully photograph 2D artwork. Each participant will have the opportunity to photograph one of their own artworks. This workshop is for 2D art only. Photographing 3D artwork – jewelry, pottery, ceramics sculpture – presents an entirely different set of challenges and will be covered in a separate half-day workshop.
Subjects that will be covered:
An overview of your camera and its settings.
How to set/change your color balance, iso, and digital resolution.
Equipment and set up to photograph 2D artwork indoors with lights.
Photograph your artwork outdoors using daylight as the light source.
How to zoom-in (crop), straighten and square up your image.
How to correct the exposure and color balance.
Basic discussion of digital file formats and how to prepare your files for submission to exhibits and art fairs.
What you will need:
Your digital camera or smartphone. (Sorry, this is only for digital cameras).
Your camera’s instruction book (very important).
A tripod if you have one (I will have extras. You don’t need to buy one for this seminar).
One artwork piece to photograph (optional, no larger than 18 X 24)
Please make sure you have a camera battery, it is fully charged, and you have a memory card in the camera. Yes, someone always forgets their battery or memory card.
Garry McMichael Painter, Photographer
For three decades Garry McMichael has been traveling the back roads of Middle America, especially the Ozarks, capturing its beauty with the camera, charcoals, pastels and paint. Garry is constantly searching for those fleeting moments when the landscape, the atmospheric conditions and the ever-changing light come together in a flash of visual inspiration.
Whether you are inspired by the ebb and flow of the Mississippi River, a quiet walk through the rugged Ozark mountains, or watching a summer thunderstorm roll across the prairie you will appreciate the art of Garry McMichael.
Garry is owner of Paint St Louis and since 2008 has been organizing workshops to help artists improve both their creative skills and business success based on the belief that “A rising tide lifts all boats”. He is also a photojournalist and commercial photographer working for numerous regional and national businesses and publications. Garry is actively involved with the Greater St. Louis Art Association, and is past president of the Gateway Pastel Artists Association. His most recent personal project has been a series of photographs and paintings of the St Louis Gateway Arch, called “In the Shadow of the Arch”.
You can see his art online at: