Course Description

Instructed by professional photographers, artists and gallery staff, participants will acquire the skills to properly document 2D, 3D, site-specific and performance-based artworks. Participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of documentation as the foundation of an artist or gallery archive and a critical component of any grant or exhibition proposal. Classes will be led by Melanie Colosimo, Steve Farmer & Kate Walchuk. Featuring interviews with Brendan Fernandes, Ryan Josey and Cristobal Mendoza. Course content will be released online at 8:00am each Sunday. Participants have the option to meet as a group in the virtual classroom to discuss any questions they might have about the course.

The Anna Leonowens Gallery Certificate in Gallery and Studio Management is a series of 5 online professional development courses for emerging artists and gallery workers. Through over 100 instructional videos, guest interviews and behind the scene tours this series is designed to provide practical skills essential to succeeding in navigating a career as a professional artist or arts worker.

The Anna Leonowens Gallery (The Anna) has hosted over 4600 exhibitions and projects to date in its 53-year history. A unique exhibition space, The Anna's pedagogical mandate is to equip emerging artists and curators with hands-on, practical experience. Participants in the course will benefit from the personal experience of the instructors, both practitioners in the gallery field as well as a roster of professional Canadian artists and arts workers. Ultimately, the aim of these courses is to provide a unique online educational program where participants will receive a well-rounded behind-the-scenes look at the reality of being a professional artist and arts worker.

There are 5 courses in this certificate program which may be taken on an individual basis or together as part of the ALG Certificate: Gallery Preparation and Exhibition Design; Professional Artist Toolbox; Writing, Promotion and Marketing for Artists and Galleries; Documentation for Artists and Galleries; and Introduction to Archives and Collections.

To obtain the ALG Certificate all courses must be completed and participants are evaluated on a competency basis based on understanding of the material presented and completion of assignments.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Documentation for Artists and Galleries
Mar 05, 2023 to Apr 01, 2023
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course fee non-credit $350.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 26, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 26, 2023
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