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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

> Holiday Wreath Making Workshop - Nov. 20th 7-9pm

> Wraparound Bracelet Workshop - Jan. 17th 11am-1pm

> Gold Coast Watercolor Society Workshops

Professional Development Workshop Series

Saturday February 14th , 10:00am - Noon

"Creating a Successful Marketing Strategy for Traditional & Online Sales "

Location: Broward College (Building # 33), 111 East Las Olas Boulevard, 11th Floor, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 (The City Parking Garage is right next to the building)

Learn how to successfully sell your art by creating your own brand through a carefully designed marketing strategy utilizing all forms of media in this informative, interactive workshop. Come with all your important questions.

Tristina Dietz-Elmes~Before becoming an artist, Fort Lauderdale resident and Broward Art Guild member since 2006, Tristina was a computer systems analyst and consultant for clients such as National Geographic, Sony Music and Microsoft. While a Documentation Manager and Trainer for a software company, she exhibited a natural ability to simplify complex concepts into bite-sized morsels her students could understand. Today, Tristina not only paints, but has continued her teaching and consulting about life in Cyber Space while helping Non-Profit Organizations and Clients make sense of and economically use the marketing power of the Internet through Social Media, Website presence, Blogging and managing a Mailing List to increase visibility and sales.

> Download Workshop Flyer

For full workshop details
Register Online Here:


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 9, 2015 - 10 am—Noon
“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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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

All-Inclusinve Workshop with Christine Landis

Thursday, November 20th, 7:00-9:00pm

Pre-registration Cost: BAG Members $65, Non-Members $75.
($5.00 more at the door for walk-ins, provided materials are available)

Welcome in the holidays and enjoy a fun and festive afternoon as you are guided step by step to craft your own one of a kind beautiful holiday wreath using straw wreath forms, willow wreath bases, dried and silk flowers, greenery and a variety of natural and seasonal materials. Inclusive workshop fee includes all necessary materials but if you would like to include something specific in your creation, or to use live greenery wreath bases you are welcome to bring those materials. Instructor will provide basic lessons in wreath construction and design, and assist you in creating your own decorator wreaths. For ages 14 and up.

> Download Workshop Flyer

Wreath Workshop Registration

Create a Wraparound Bracelet
Beading with Sonja Serini

Saturday, January 17th, 11:00am-1:00pm

Cost: BAG Members $20, Non-Members $25
($5.00 more at the door for walk-ins, provided materials are available)

Material list on Flyer. Bracelet kits will also be available from the instructor at the workshop for $5.00 .

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Bracelet Workshop 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.

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Remembering Dagmar Crosby

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