Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Making a Book with Blurb


NiceStacks, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.
Hey! Listen up!

It's been a while since I've talked about "big news" stuff I've been meaning to share with you.

I'm very excited to announce that I'll be teaching as part of the Dougherty Art School's D-I-Y: Artist Development series.

The series is fantastic. It's a complete package designed to get you, the photographer (or artist) wanting to take his or her work to the next level, well, to the next level. It's got all kinds of short, some even one session, classes on things like writing an artist statement, pulling together a portfolio, making a book with Blurb, designing a website, using social media, and all kinds of neat stuff. Really. Think "entire package with a bow and even sprinkles on top" and you're there.

I'm really excited about this series and you should be too. It's a great way to get some of Austin's own fantastic artwork out into the world a bit more, as well as help gather up local talent and spread the cheer. It's going to be a great series. It's been designed to be inexpensive and modular so that you can take the classes individually and many of the classes are scheduled at convenient times, including Saturdays and evenings. It's a great series for those wanting to take their work to the next level but don't know where to start or how to go about doing it.

The first sessions I'm teaching are going to be making a book with Blurb, so you can find out how to turn your shoebox full of scattered photographs into an organized well-designed book you can showoff to your collectors.

You can find out more information on the sessions at the Dougherty Art Center's website here or contact them through more traditional mean this way: phone: 512-974-4040 fax. 512-974-4039 1110 Barton Springs Rd. Austin TX, 78704

Classes are filling up quite quickly so I'd recommend you sign-up soon if you are interested. Well? What are you waiting for....go, go, go!

Until next time...

2 comments:

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Well done Carol. Hope you don't mind if I don't 'drop by'! But I hope it goes well for you and the participants.

Carol said...

Thanks, Postcards!