Practice Your Art With Virtual Art Workshops & Conventions in 2021

When the pandemic first hit last year, Jerry’s Artarama’s various locations were forced to shut down our stores. Since reopening, we’ve halted our in-person demonstrations normally held for customers throughout the year and turned to other methods like YouTube and Instagram for sharing tips and tricks. As artists, we know that our craft can help us get through anything, which is why we’ve never stopped practicing, brainstorming, and working.

A means through which we love to continue honing our craft is through workshops and conventions. While most in-person events are still unable to happen just yet, we’ve compiled a list of virtual conventions, art exhibitions, and shows to guide and inspire your art through the next few months.

May Events

  • Free Monthly Miniature Meetings by The Conference of the Birds Forum
    • Time/Date: Tuesday, May 18th – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST
    • Cost: Free
    • In this free monthly Zoom meeting hosted by The Conference Of The Birds forum, guests are invited to bring their ideas and latest inspirations about miniature paintings and books.
  • Watercolor Works!
    • Time/Date: May 4th – 25th – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    • Cost: $225 – Register In Advance
    • Practice your watercolor painting technique with a four-week class that will focus on the basics of painting, color composition, and include weekly assignments.
  • DEL In Between
    • Time/Date: Friday, May 14th – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST
    • Cost: Free
    • Calling all art educators! DEL In Between is a monthly Zoom meeting bringing together educators, students, artists, and other creative professionals working in higher education to share ideas and practice.
  •  AfroAnimation Virtual Summit
    • Time/Date: May 19th 11:00 AM to May 20th 8:00 PM EST
    • Cost: Free
    • AfroAnimation is a global, online event where African, Afro-American, and Afro-European animators and comic book artists can gather to share ideas and network

June Events

  • Americans For The Arts 2021 Annual Convention
    • Time/Date: Tuesday, June 8th – Friday, June 11th
    • Cost: TBA
    • The 2021 Annual Convention will feature programming, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities for artists from all walks of life. Register in advance for additional information.
  • How To Perform Prior Art Searches
    • Time/Date: Monday, June 28th – Tuesday, June 29th at 9:00 PM EST
    • Cost: TBD
    • This virtual workshop will guide you through conducting patent searches for similar art products/projects that you are working on during your research & development stages.
  • Brushes & Brushwork For Oils and Acrylics
    • Time/Date: Friday, June 4th – 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: $8-10
    • Learn from an instructor with the Art League of Hilton Head to understand how to choose the right brush to get the texture and stroke you want for your oil or acrylic painting.
  • Wearing Your Art on Your Sleeves
    • Time/Date: Saturdays from July 17th to August 14th – 1:00 – 2:00 PM
    • Cost: $90
    • If you’ve considered printing your artwork on fabric, Helen from Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts will guide you through the process of using a customer printer to create art you can wear on your sleeves.
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