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In association with Da Vinci – Inventions:

February 21, 2019
Renaissance Art & Anatomy
Leonard da Vinci: Art, Anatomy, and the Scientific Revolution
5:30 –  Reception
6:00 pm – Program begins
Join Dr. Bernie Schultz, Professor of Art History and interim Co-Director of the Art Museum at West Virginia University, for an insightful presentation on Leonardo’s contributions to art and science and his impact on modern medicine. The talk will center on Leonardo’s anatomical drawings in the context of the Italian Renaissance and how his methods of illustration affected the development of the scientific revolution, beginning in the 16th century.  It was a time when, literally, a picture was worth more than a thousand words.

This event is $15 per person, reservations can be made by calling the Clay Center Box Office at 304.561.3570.  Entrance includes complimentary food and beverage.  

Docent Program
Take a deeper dive in to Da Vinci Inventions with a docent led tour!  The Clay Center is excited to begin the docent program with the Da Vinci Inventions exhibit! Museum docents will be in the Juliet Art Museum on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with scheduled tours at 2:00 pm both days. Tours will begin on Saturday November 10th through the last weekend of the exhibit, Saturday March 2nd.

Da Vinci Inventions Studio Days
12:00 – 3:00 pm
These interactive workshops are fun for the whole family!  Visit the Art Studio in the Juliet Art Museum each month to focus on a different theme of Leonardo’s life and work.

February 9th – Civil Engineering – build your own miniature bridge

Course Title: Professional Practices for Artists

Professional Practices for Artists provides artists the opportunities to learn new skills, get advice on pressing career questions, hear insights from the profession’s leaders, and refine their professional correspondence. These classes are developed specifically for artists to provide career, community, and confidence building tools to support all aspects of a creative practice. Our instructors are not only experts in what they teach, most are practicing artists introducing concepts and practical skills grounded in real life examples. Topics will include writing resumes and artist statements; creating and maintaining an online presence; professional etiquette; and packing artwork.

5 week course – Tuesdays from 5-7pm in the Juliet Art Museum classroom
$25/class or $100 for all 5 classes
Pre-registration required. To purchase tickets, visit https://tickets.theclaycenter.org/
Discount will be applied when you add all 5 courses to your cart

February 12Photography with Cara Taylor and Jessica O’Hearn

This class will teach students how to properly photograph their work with limited resources. Photographer Cara Taylor will review how to photograph different types of work, lighting sources, and photo editing. Students are required to bring in their own camera (even if it is a camera on a smart phone!) and encouraged to bring in their laptop for photo editing.

February 19Writing an Artist Resume, Statement, and Biography with Nik Botkin and Jessica O’Hearn

In this class, Artist and Gallery owner Nik Botkin will go over what arts professionals look for in an artist statement and resume, and students will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their documents.  Students are encouraged to bring their current/preliminary artist statement and CV, and a laptop.

February 26Web Design with MESH and Jessica O’Hearn

In this class, representatives from MESH Design and Development will review the importance of a web presence and walk students step-by-step through developing an artist website using SquareSpace. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop, completed artist statement, CV, and artwork images. Students are required to sign up with Square Space prior to this class. (see details of this web hosting service here: https://www.squarespace.com/)

March 5Professional Etiquette and Submissions with Renee Margocee and Jessica O’Hearn

Artist and Tamarack Executive Director Renee Margocee will go over the dos and don’ts of correspondence with arts professionals, how to submit materials for artist opportunities, and what arts professionals look for in applications. Students are encouraged to bring their laptop, completed website, artist statement, CV, and artwork images.

March 12Packing and Crating with Cara Taylor and Jessica O’Hearn

In this class, Cara and Jessica will review how to properly pack and ship artwork for exhibits and clients. They will go over packing different types of artwork and shipping methods. Students are encouraged to bring 1 piece of art to practice packing, materials will be provided. Size and medium of artwork will need to be given to instructors beforehand to ensure materials are available.

Curator Led Exhibit Tour
Fridays at 12:00PM

Visit the Juliet Art Museum every Friday at 12:00PM for a tour of the exhibits on display led by Artistic Curator, Jessica O’ Hearn.  This tour will change weekly and will give an in depth look at the current pieces on display in the Juliet Art Museum.

Curator led tours are available by request and are free with the cost of admission.  Please make a reservation for yourself or your group by calling Jessica O’Hearn at 304.561.3524.