AOS Artist Toolbox Series

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We are pleased to be presenting our new learning series as a part of our annual Arlington Open Studios event, the Artist Toolbox Series. This selection of professional development workshops for artists are free and open to the public and are intended to build community and mutual support among local artists working at all levels while offering practical tools for building confidence, resilience, and sustainable business practices. Learn more about our instructors and their workshops below!

*Note: All workshops will be conducted virtually. As we move towards Fall 2021 and CDC guidelines are amended regarding COVID-19 restrictions, we may consider holding fall workshops in person if it is safe to do so. Please email us at with any questions. 

Organizing and Preparing Digital Images for Submission

w/ Erik Gehring

Thursday, April 15, 7-8:30pm


In this workshop Erik will discuss how to streamline your workflow as you prepare images of your artwork for submission to exhibitions, so that you are putting your best foot forward and maximizing your success rate.  Topics will include a discussion of file types, how to organize your catalog, strategies for applying to calls, image resolution and size, and the resizing of images using various programs.


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Accounting for Artists

w/ Anna Koon

Sunday, May 2, 1-4pm


This workshop is designed for every artist regardless of skill and professional level. Understanding and handling the finances of your creativity can be overwhelming. This workshop will cover topics like: deductions for artists, year-round bookkeeping, creating a budget, taxes, accounting tools, and ways to keep track of your expenses. Participates will gain a confident understanding of how to effectively handle their finances no matter how big or small their business aspirations are.

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How to Price Your Creative Products and Services

w/ Anna Koon

Sunday, September 19, 1-4pm

Finding the right price for your artwork and creative services can be challenging. This workshop will cover strategies for easily developing a confident price range – so you know you are not overcharging or undercharging. We will examine pricing from every angle so all participants can learn how to feel secure about pricing.   

Marketing and Social Media for Artists

w/ Lisa Goren

Sunday, October 3 & October 17, 7-8:30pm


This workshop is for students who are trying to figure out how to get their work “out there” or to jumpstart previous work they’ve done. It’s a series of two classes where students learn to think “outside the box” and learn to embrace the marketing process. At the end of the series, artists should have a clearer focus on what they need to do to promote their own work specifically, and what they can (with no guilt!) leave behind.

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.