September 15 | October 18 | November 22, 2022
Virtual Program | 6–7:30pm
Free + open to all
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Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Union Gallery are pleased to co-present the 2022–2023 Professional Development Series. Taking place over the Fall and Winter seasons, the series includes free workshops facilitated by arts professionals and local artists, geared towards emerging, mid-career and student artists and curators. Participants will gain enhanced experiential learning opportunities, develop a toolkit of skills in preparing for a career in the arts and extend networks with Kingston’s contemporary art communities.

Image: Claire Dobbie installing work for I still see your ghost dancing in my room, 2022

Upcoming Making Art Work programs

Documentation for Artists
September 15, 2022, 6pm

With Jessica Thalmann, hosted by Union Gallery


Do you ever get to grant season and realize you didn’t take any quality documentation of the work you did? Do you want to learn how to take better documentation? In this workshop, Jessica Thalmann will discuss and demonstrate techniques for portfolio documentation of artwork. Documentation techniques will be largely photographic with a focus on managing lighting configurations, post production, and how to archive and create a master inventory of all artworks and organize/manage images. You’ll learn handy tips and tricks for documenting artwork for grants or calls for submissions. No previous experience is necessary.

Jessica Thalmann is an artist and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada, and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council.

Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Aperture Foundation, International Centre for Photography, Camera Club of New York Baxter St, and Humble Arts Foundation (New York), VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Museum of Contemporary Art, Harbourfront Centre, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Angell Gallery, Gallery TPW, Art Spin, and Gales Gallery at York University (Toronto).

October 18, 2022, 6pm

hosted by Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre


November (exact date TBD), 6pm

hosted by Agnes Etherington Art Centre