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To be south Florida's visual arts leader whose primary objective is to educate, encourage and promote artistic growth in our multicultural community.

Classes & Workshops (updated 09.13.14)

> BAG Professional Development Workshop Series

> 6-Week Portrait Class with Yves Masson

> Gold Coast Watercolor Society Workshops

Professional Development Workshop Series

Saturday April 11th , 10:00am - Noon

"Working Successfully with Galleries"

With MAC Fine Art Gallery Founder and Owner Mary Ann Cohen

Location: Broward Art Guild, 3280 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 - 954-537-3370

Cost: Members $15, Non-BAG Members $25, Children 10 -18 $10, (Walk-Ins $5 more)

Mary Ann Cohen has over 35 years of international visual Fine Art experience

From her formal education in Visual Arts to the oversight of publishing, design, sales and marketing operations, Mary Ann has become one of America's most successful and respected art dealers. In the late 80s, she founded an extremely successful gallery in Malibu, CA, catering to many of Hollywood's biggest names, including Joan Rivers, Charles Bronson and Janet Jackson. By the early 1990s she had transitioned from local gallery owner to national wholesale art distributor and fine art publisher, representing many world renowned artists.

Mary Ann Cohen has had galleries in Los Angeles and Miami, and has sold fine art to collectors, galleries, designers, and corporations all over the world. Currently, celebrating her 17th year anniversary of founding MAC Fine Art in the 3rd Ave Arts District in Ft Lauderdale, FL, she has grown the business to a multi-million dollar corporation that is one of the most successful art companies in the world.

Mary Ann's mission is to represent mid-career artists and new emerging artists, offering their original and graphic works to galleries and distributors worldwide while at the same time, developing each artist's persona through powerful marketing and publicity strategies.

> Download Workshop Flyer

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2014-2015 Professional Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10 am—Noon
“The Price Is Right: Determining the Right Price for Your Art, Market and Career”
Tom Rossetti ~ Rossetti Fine Art,
Learn from Tom's experience as an artist, art dealer and gallery owner representing local, national and international artists of original paintings, lithographs, etchings, glass and bronze sculpture to collectors, designers and galleries.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10 am—1 pm
“Writing & Critiquing the Artist’s Essentials: Statement and Biography”
Adriane Clarke, Arts Management Specialist for Broward
County's Cultural Division
Learn the art of writing the Artist Essentials for grant proposals, publications, online juried exhibition submissions and your website to the next level. Bring samples of your writings.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10 am—Noon
“Photographing Your Art for Publications, Online Juried Exhibition Submissions, Portfolio Reviews & Your Website”
Tim McAfee ~ Commercial Photographer,
Join Broward County resident and one of America's top photographers of fine art for an informative, interactive workshop. There will be a live photography demonstration.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 10 am—Noon
“Portfolio Reviews By Distinguished Artists —All Mediums”
* Oil, Acrylic, Water Color, Drawing, Painting ~ Susan Megur, Accomplished Painter,
* Ceramic Clay, Sculptor ~ Steven Sylvester, Contemporary Clay Artist,
* Mixed Media ~ Sal Zagami, Mixed Media Sculpture,
* Photography ~ Rick McCawley, Photographer, Designer and Professor of Graphic Design

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 10 am—Noon
“Creating a Successful Marketing Strategy for Traditional and Online Sales” (at Broward College, Las Olas Campus)
Tristina Dietz Elmes ~ Mixed-Media Painter And Jeweler,
Learn how to successfully sell your art by creating your own brand through a careful designed marketing strategy utilizing all forms of media.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10 am—Noon
“Establishing Your Brand”
Learn the path to creating, owning and marketing your unique art self.
Presenter ~ TBA

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10 am—Noon
“Working With Galleries”
Mary Ann Cohen ~ MAC Fine Art,
Join Mary Ann Cohen, founder of MAC Fine Art and one of America's most successful
and respected art dealers, for an informative, interactive workshop.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 10 am—Noon (New Date)
“Presentation and Framing to Sell Your Art”
Brooke Trace ~ North Beach Art Gallery,
From galleries to juried exhibits, learn the art of framing your art to enhance,
protect and sell it.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10 am—Noon
“Creating Wordpress Websites and Blogs”
Susan Clifton ~ Clifton Design Group,
Wordpress is the fastest growing web development platform for creative ease and the budget conscious. Learn if it’s right for your art and social media presence?

Location: Broward Art Guild, 3280 NE 32nd ST, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

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6 Three Hour Portrait Sessions

with Yves Masson

Thursday evenings, starting March 19th, 6:30-9:30pm

6-week Series Discount : BAG Members $150, Non-Members $180.
Per-workshop cost - BAG Members $30 (walk-ins $35 at the door),
Non-Members $35 (walk-ins $40 at the door).

Everyone has the potential to be a Norman Rockwell or even an Yves Masson!!! Let Yves show you how.

Learn to tell a story through the gift of painting a portrait. You will receive personal attention while learning the general approach to painting and the fundamental characteristics of a good portrait in addition to how to use value, temperature and edges thus allowing the emotion you receive from the model to make its way out of the canvas.

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Individual Portrait Class Registration

Gold Coast watercolor Society

Note: GCWS Member Rates below refer to members of Gold Coast Watercolor Society only.

January 19-23, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Alex Powers
Design and Personal Style

This workshop is more about personal painting style and design than it is about technique and subject matter. The workshop will include demonstration, PowerPoint lectures, design lecture with illustrations and private consultations of work from home . You will receive individual critiques along with being involved in group critiques. This class is appropriate for advanced-beginners to advanced artists. There is no wrong style of painting; this class will focus on finding the correct style for you. You will work hard but have fun doing it.

Alex Powers, author of Painting People in Watercolor, A design Approach and many articles. He was most recently featured in January 2014 International Artist magazine. He exhibits in numerous galleries. Among his many national juried exhibition awards is the Gold Medal in the 1997 American Watercolor Society Exhibition.

Location: Kiwanis Club, 2749 NE 14th Ave., Wilton Manors, Florida (Map)
GCWS Member Rate: $410
Non-member Rate: $445

> Click here for the Workshop Brochure and Registration Form

February 16-20, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Jeannie McGuire
Figurative Design Watercolor Workshop

In this workshop, Jeannie will share many aspects of her art through versatile projects and extended experimentation. As a student you are encouraged to be inspired by the instructor's style rather than copy it; to find your own unique signature/style or improve upon your drawing and painting skills; discover the freedom of intuitive painting and go beyond illustration and create paintings worthy of exhibition. Students will explore the interplay between the figurative subject(s) and their backgrounds, natural design in reference materials, cropping impact, pigment maintenance, using a higher ration of pigment to water, intentional and spontaneous marks and the freedom to change one's mind. Artists receive plenty of personal attention and painting time.c

Location: Kiwanis Club, 2749 NE 14th Ave., Wilton Manors, Florida (Map)
GCWS Member Rate: $410
Non-member Rate: $445

> Click here for the Workshop Brochure and Registration Form

March 16-19, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Nancy Frost Begin, NWS and Susan Frost Hanssen, NWS

This four-day workshop offers you the opportunity to work with not one but two National Watercolor Signature Artists. These exceptional artists will work with you in the field of color and how to use it effectively. Once a color concept is in place you find an imaginative and unique painting, which is only a collage away. Nancy and Susan working hand in hand will share with you avenues in which to take your art to a new level. You will reap the benefits of two sisters who have encouraged and supported each other on their artistic journey. This workshop is for Intermediate to Advanced students to grow in a direction that suits them individually.

Location: Kiwanis Club, 2749 NE 14th Ave., Wilton Manors, Florida (Map)
GCWS Member Rate: $395
Non-member Rate: $430

> Click here for the Workshop Brochure and Registration Form

Be a presenting artist

Artists are invited and encouraged to present workshops in their area of expertise and interest.

Share your techniques...please contact the Guild at 954.305-1854

If you would like to submit a proposal for a class or workshop, please download our workshop worksheet in either PDF or Word format, fill it out, and send it to us via email or regular mail.

Remembering Dagmar Crosby

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