Monthly Critique Workshops

A monthly program for artists focused on helping each participant grow with positive feedback and insight from peers. Workshops are open to all visual artists, from hobbyist to seasoned professionals. Participants can bring up to two pieces, either 2D or 3D in any media. AVA Critique Workshop will meet the last Tuesday of every month from 6-9PM. Each session is free for AVA members and $10 for nonmembers. Facilitated by Courtenay James.

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Photographing Artwork Workshop

Over two evenings, you will learn how to take the best photographs of your own art. In the first class, we will cover how to correctly photograph your work, including how to set up your lights and how to color balance your camera. We will also cover how to best edit, save, and use the photographs you take. In the second class, you will photograph and edit one of your artworks with the instructor available to help. You will also have time to revise and put into practice what've you learned.

Tuesdays March 5 & 12, 6:30 - 9:00 PM $120 AVA Members/ $140 nonmembers

Instructor: Bruno Poço, a Portuguese-South African visual artist. He grew up in Johannesburg, where he attended the National School of the Arts and the University of the Witwatersrand. There, he earned a Fine Arts degree and specialized in drawing, printmaking, and photography. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in education and taught at the College of Digital Photography in Johannesburg for ten years. His own work ranges from etchings, woodcuts, and landscape drawings to fine art photography. His most recent photography exhibition, titled “Bicycle People”, was shown in Austin, Texas earlier this year.

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Hand Crafted Happy Hour

Is your artwork fiber-based or informed by it? If you quilt, knit, crochet, weave, embroider, create macrame’, design clothing, do needlework, etc. – come on out. Makers of all skill levels are welcome! Join us for a beverage and time to work on our projects alongside one another. Meet other artists working with various fiber-related mediums in the Chattanooga area.

If you’d like to sketch or design; that’s welcome, too.

May 14th 4 – 7p.m. @ Wanderlinger Brewing Company
1208 King St., Chattanooga, TN 37402

(located at the North end of building)

Professional Photoshoot

Professionally looking photographs is key to presenting to juries, galleries or buyers.

AVA and Bruno Poco have partnered to offer hourly artwork photography sessions. When your artwork is professionally photographed, it can truly come to life on your website, Instagram, and more! Just bring your work to AVA and Bruno will photograph and edit your work while you wait.

Sessions are available at $50 per hour for AVA members/ $65 non members.

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