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“The Technology of Art” to help artists, craftsmen hone technological skills

3/1/2010 —
A special series, “The Technology of Art,” designed to help artists and fine craftsmen of all kinds learn to integrate technology into their businesses will be offered by Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus this spring. A second series, “The Business of Art,” will be offered this summer at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, Pa.

These workshop series are a joint venture between Penn State Fayette and Touchstone, and are designed for artists and craftsmen of all levels of expertise. Each series will offer six sessions, with two workshops each day—the morning session from 9 a.m. to noon, and the afternoon session from 1-4 p.m.

Scheduled topics and instructors for the “Technology of Art” series include:

March 27:
  • “Photographing Your Work” and “Web Site Design,” presented by commercial photographer and Web designer David Romero
April 24:  
  • “Using Technology to Manage Your Business,” presented by Penn State instructor and computer applications expert Vickie Fry
  • “Selling Your Work on the Internet,” presented by small business consultant/trainer Derrick Banas
May 22:
  • “Legal Issues,” presented by Penn State instructor and attorney Wayne Port
  • “Graphic Design for Artists,” presented by graphic designer Donna Painter
The summer series, which will be held on June 12, July 10, and Aug. 14, will include such topics as publicity and promotion, working with galleries, marketing, financing, legal issues, and customer relationship management.

Students can take one or more classes, or the whole series. For more information or to register, call 724-430-4211, or obtain details and a registration form online at www.fayette.psu.edu/CE. Lodging and meals are available at Touchstone by calling 724-329-1370.
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