Big Umbrella Studios Launches Art Workshops

Big Umbrella Studios Launches Art Workshops
By Nuala Sawyer - Published on September 08, 2014.
Since Big Umbrella's grand reopening in July,  the studio and artist's resource has debuted a set of art workshops that are open to the public. Ranging from painting classes to art theory to marketing, Solange Gabrielli has curated a list of events that adds a creative element to Divisadero's social offerings. 
As she told us earlier this summer, "We want to provide resources, tools, business opportunities, workshops, and mentorship programs so we can help artists and other creative professionals develop sustainable businesses and careers.”  Each workshop will take place in the Big Umbrella space from 6:30pm-9:30pm. 

Coming up first is a two-part workshop called Intro to Still Life in Acrylics or Oils. It'll cover the basics—how to set up a canvas and color palette—as well as offering some theory and lectures on the history of the still life.  Classes are September 11th and 18th: register here

On September 24th, a one-time workshop titled The Artrepreneur’s Mindset : The Fully Fed Artist is taking place. San Francisco-based artist Rick Kitagawa will cover the barriers that many artists encounter when working to make a living off their work. Register here.

A two-part series on October 1st and 8th covers The Art of Selling Art: Marketing + Selling for Artists. The first class session will look critically at what marketing is, and how to create a personal narrative. The second class will look at leveraging your current network and building relationships to further your career. Register here

If you're an experienced artist and are looking to take your work to the next level, you may consider Advanced Color and Lighting for Painters, taking place on October 7th and 14th. Combining lectures with live-painting demos, it'll cover complex lighting schemes and color theories. Register here.

Big Umbrellas has more workshops scheduled through mid-November. What type of workshop would you like to see them hold?