ARP Workshops & Webinars

Workshops and webinars are free and accessible to ARP members and artists who have requested support from Artist Relief Project.

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January 2021 Classes

Descriptions of January courses with registration links are posted below.
To view all course offerings in Calendar format, visit this link:
Upcoming Classes in Calendar View

Smartphone Photography Online Workshops

INTERACTIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Learn how to transform your Smartphone into a professional tool to capture and edit compelling photos using select (free) photography apps.

Adobe Lightroom
Basics of Adobe Lightroom: January 12, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Overview of the basic principles of photography for smartphones (camera basics, framing, lighting, color tone) and how to use Adobe Lightroom to capture and edit photos.
Adobe Lightroom Advanced: January 14, 6:30 – 8:30p CST
Subject: Shutter Speed
Overview of the elements of a successful photo and a live class activity manipulating shutter speed to create a striking photo using Adobe Lightroom on your Smartphone.

Snapseed
Basics of Snapseed: January 19, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Overview of the Snapseed app and the basics of how to use it to edit and create photos on your Smartphone.
Snapseed Advanced: January 21, 6:30 – 8:30p CST
Subject: Texture
Overview of the elements of a successful photo and a live class activity learning to edit photos of textured objects/ surfaces using the Snapseed app on your Smartphone.

Photoshop Express
Basics of Photoshop Express: January 26, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Overview of the Photoshop Express app and the basics of how to use it to capture and edit photos on your Smartphone.
Advanced Photoshop Express: January 28, 6:30 – 8:30p CST
Subject: Self Portraits
Overview of the elements of a successful photo and a live class activity capturing and editing a self portrait using the Photoshop Express app on your Smartphone.

Your Professional Resolutions Development Session

LIVE Peer Discussion & Development Session

Bring your yellow pad & BYOB for a discussion on designing smart objectives and accountability. In this peer learning and exchange, we’ll share our professional goals for 2021 and how they intersect with our communities and current social/ cultural trends. We will discuss how to make sure your goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound, as well as methods for tracking your progress. Lastly, you will gain an ally – your instructor – to help hold you accountable in the coming months.

Your Professional Resolutions Development Session
January 13, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
Please note: This session is open to artists in all disciplines, whether or not you have already devised goals for the new year. Our aim is to provide a collaborative and supportive experience that will also expand our networks.

Register for Your Professional Resolutions Development Session

Evening Discussion on Virtual Performance

LIVE Discussion & Problem-Solving Session

Grab your coffee mugs and wine glasses for a night of reflection and creative problem-solving. In this peer learning and exchange, we’ll discuss examples of theater, spoken word, and music “succeeding” and “surviving” virtually. We’ll also brainstorm solutions to overcome perceived limitations of transitioning live performing arts to the internet.

Evening Discussion on Virtual Performance
January 14, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
Please note: This session is open to any artists interested in making their online spaces more theatrical and performance-oriented. Our aim is to provide a collaborative and supportive experience that will also expand your networks.

Register for An Evening Discussion on Virtual Performance

Developing Your Mission & Vision Statement

ONLINE WORKSHOP & DISCUSSION SESSION

Learn the importance of a strong mission & vision statement and what a quality statement entails.

Even if you already have a mission & vision statement, this 2-part series is a great opportunity to revisit it and get critical feedback. You will receive tips, techniques, and constructive criticism to better express your goals in a way that engages your target audience. We will also briefly discuss how imagery, such as your head shot and/ or website layout, can reflect the themes within your mission and vision statement.

Workshop: Developing a Strong Mission & Vision Statement
January 19, 7:00 – 8:30p CST

Discussion & Feedback Session: Your Mission & Vision Statement
January 21, 7:00 – 8:30p CST

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The Zoom Classroom as Engaging & Cinematic

2-PART WORKSHOP SERIES

This 2-part series will provide an overview of techniques and approaches to keep your students/ audience engaged through Zoom and how to use the app’s features to create a collaborative cinematic experience/ production. You will gain new ideas for interactive activities with your students and learn the basics of making a movie via Zoom.

Workshop 1: How to Make Zoom Engaging
January 26, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
Learn different techniques, activities, and approaches to make the Zoom experience with your students/ audience more interactive, participatory, and engaging.

Workshop 2: How to Use Zoom Cinematically
January 28, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
Learn how to use Zoom cinematically to create a movie or collaborative video production remotely, without physical access to your colleagues/ friends.

Register for Zoom as Engaging & Cinematic Workshops

Financial Wellness Webinar: Managing Debt

LIVE Webinar with Q & A Session

This webinar will empower you with information to begin a process of financial recovery by teaching you about the different kinds of debt and strategies to reduce and manage them. Learn about how debt works, strategies to reduce debt, consequences of not paying debt, and managing specific kinds of debt (student loans, medical debt, high cost debt).

Managing Debt Financial Webinar
January 27, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Note: This session includes opportunity for Q & A with financial representatives.

Register for Managing Debt Financial Webinar

Frequently Asked Questions

ARP workshops and webinars are free and accessible to ARP members and practicing artists who have requested support from Artist Relief Project.

ARP membership is available to practicing artists who are committed to pursuing a career in the arts and who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. To request membership, please fill out the ARP Membership Application.
(Note: If you have requested financial support from Artist Relief Project in the past, you are already an ARP member.)

Our online workshops are live, interactive classes, during which you can ask questions and practice applying learned skills as you progress through the lesson. You will be asked at designated points during the class to apply the knowledge you’ve learned through interactive activities and possibly be given opportunities to share your work with the instructor and other workshop attendees.

You must reserve a space via the reservation forms linked on this page. Spaces are limited.

The main requirement is that you have access to a reliable internet connection and device to view the webinar during the scheduled time. If you’d like to participate in the interactive learning experience during our workshops, you will also need a webcam and mic.

At this time we do not have plans to circulate recordings of workshop and webinar material. We encourage you to attend the classes and enjoy the live interactive learning experience along with your fellow colleagues.

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

Smartphone Photography: Snapseed Advanced

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Overview of the elements of a successful photo and a live class activity learning to edit photos of textured objects/ surfaces using the Snapseed app on your Smartphone.

An opportunity to receive constructive criticism on your Mission & Vision Statement and work toward better expressing your goals in a way that engages your target audience.

Overview of the Photoshop Express app and the basics of how to use it to capture and edit photos on your Smartphone.

How to Make Zoom More Engaging

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn different techniques, activities, and approaches to make the Zoom experience with your students/ audience more interactive, participatory, and engaging.