Hammonds House Museum
Art Lives Here

Artist Development

 

professional development for visual artists 

This fall Hammonds House Museum launches professional development courses targeting emerging, mid-career and established visual artists as well as offerings for those who are interested in visual art and want to learn more.  The specialized work we do as it pertains to the art and culture of the African Diaspora and the elevation of black artists cannot exist in the absence of public education and professional development.  We recognize that artists are able to thrive with professional development aimed at improving their ability to make work and make a living as an artist.  

The curriculum will be taught by professionals in the field with backgrounds in art, law, marketing, business, etc. In addition to subject matter instruction there will be presentations by special guests and lively panel discussions. All classes are held at Hammonds House Museum unless otherwise noted. Registration Fees are due in full at the time of registration. Register in advance. Spaces are limited.

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

 

 
Linda Dallas by Ty Maloney.  RAISING THE BAR: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 26 6:30 PM-8:00 PM   REGISTRATION FEE: $100.00 Raising the Bar is a general knowledge course for visual artists. The individual classes will help artists examine their work and process differently and provide a toolbox for enhancing business practices. Raising the Bar encourages artists to move their artistic and business practice to the next level.   Session 1 Defining Artistic Practice - October 5, 2017 Session 2  The Business of Art - October 12, 2017 Session 3 Telling Your Story - October 19, 2017 Session 4 Finding Opportunities - October 26, 2017

Linda Dallas by Ty Maloney. 


RAISING THE BAR: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 26
6:30 PM-8:00 PM  

REGISTRATION FEE: $100.00

Raising the Bar is a general knowledge course for visual artists. The individual classes will help artists examine their work and process differently and provide a toolbox for enhancing business practices. Raising the Bar encourages artists to move their artistic and business practice to the next level.  

Session 1
Defining Artistic Practice - October 5, 2017
Session 2 
The Business of Art - October 12, 2017
Session 3
Telling Your Story - October 19, 2017
Session 4
Finding Opportunities - October 26, 2017

 
Elizabeth Catlett. Homage to My Young Black Sisters (1968). BLACK ART MATTERS - A PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TRIP THROUGH BLACK VISUAL ART THURSDAYS NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 30   6:30 PM-8:00 PM   REGISTRATION FEE: $100.00 This 4 week course on art history and contemporary art from the African Diaspora provides a foundation for artistic and curatorial practice. The class is taught by artist, scholar and curator, Kevin Sipp. In addition to being of great benefit to artists, the course is designed to provide the general public with core knowledge that will be helpful as they expand their own understanding of Black art and culture. Unpacking Afrofuturism rounds out the class.  Session 1: November 2, 2017 Session 2: November 9, 2017 Session 3: November 16, 2017 Session 4: November 30, 2017

Elizabeth Catlett. Homage to My Young Black Sisters (1968).

BLACK ART MATTERS - A PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TRIP THROUGH BLACK VISUAL ART
THURSDAYS

NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 30  
6:30 PM-8:00 PM  
REGISTRATION FEE: $100.00

This 4 week course on art history and contemporary art from the African Diaspora provides a foundation for artistic and curatorial practice. The class is taught by artist, scholar and curator, Kevin Sipp. In addition to being of great benefit to artists, the course is designed to provide the general public with core knowledge that will be helpful as they expand their own understanding of Black art and culture. Unpacking Afrofuturism rounds out the class. 

Session 1: November 2, 2017
Session 2: November 9, 2017
Session 3: November 16, 2017
Session 4: November 30, 2017

 
Auburn Avenue Library Archives. Photo courtesy of Patterson Pope. ROUNDTABLE: RECORDING, ARCHIVING AND MAINTAINING WORKS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS NOVEMBER 29 6:30 PM-8:00 PM   FREE Pellom McDaniels, III, Emory University's Curator of African American Collections, leads a panel and public conversation in response to the idea that a great deal of work created by artists of color has been lost to time because of poor maintenance, planning and lack of adequate repositories for archiving and collections. How do we keep our collections in tact? How do artists ensure their work lives after they are no longer here? 

Auburn Avenue Library Archives. Photo courtesy of Patterson Pope.

ROUNDTABLE: RECORDING, ARCHIVING AND MAINTAINING WORKS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

NOVEMBER 29
6:30 PM-8:00 PM  
FREE

Pellom McDaniels, III, Emory University's Curator of African American Collections, leads a panel and public conversation in response to the idea that a great deal of work created by artists of color has been lost to time because of poor maintenance, planning and lack of adequate repositories for archiving and collections. How do we keep our collections in tact? How do artists ensure their work lives after they are no longer here?