Artist Gathering & Website Workshop

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
NEW TIME - 6:00 pm

At this month’s artist gathering:
Building an artist portfolio site using “Google Sites”



In the past few years, numerous free website and blog services such as WordPress, Tumbler, Weebley, and Google Sites to name just a few have become available, making it easier than ever for Artists to set up and administer an online portfolio. This one hour mini-workshop will teach you how to put together a simple artist portfolio website using the Google Sites platform. Google Sites is a free service that allows you to build and host a website without any HTML knowledge. Its simple no-frills design options offer an excellent option for a clean, professional looking online portfolio.

This workshop, led by FCG Director Julia Beltrano will cover:

  • how to set up an account
  • how to upload images
  • how to embed videos
  • how to create new pages 
  • how to customize layout, colours and menus
  • how to obtain a domain name
  • do’s and don’ts for artist websites



Before you attend
You can simply listen and take notes, but if you would like to bring a laptop and follow along please bring the following files:

  • 10 digital images of your artwork (or video files if you work in video)
  • digital document containing your artist statement (word, email, pdf, text)
  • digital document containing your CV (word, email, pdf, text)
  • digital document containing your Bio (word, email, pdf, text)

Date & Time
May 16th 2012 at Forest City Gallery
6pm-7pm (doors open at 5:45, we’ll be starting at 6) and the monthly artist gathering will follow from 7-10pm 

PWYC, Suggested 5$ donation with all proceeds benefiting FCG, however don’t let limited funds stop you from attending, all are welcome.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by email 

The workshop will be followed by the monthly Artist Gathering session where you can share and exchange ideas and constructive feedback with other artists.