Professional development workshops are offered at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. These workshops are designed to help professional and amateur artists to complement their artistic skills with the knowledge necessary to run a successful artistic practice. Examples of previous workshops include: Taxes for Artists, How to Write an Artist Statement, Creating Public Art, Documenting 2D and 3D artwork, Digital Printing, and Websites for Artists.

Upcoming Workshops

Digital Printing Workshop

April 12 & 13th , 10am - 1pm
Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Instructor: Aaron Blum

If you are interested in digital printing either for documentation or as a medium this workshop is a beginning look at the technical interaction between your software, your hardware, and your final print. Get the most out of Epson printers and print drivers, learn to troubleshoot your prints, and know your variables.

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About the Instructor:
One of four winners of the Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Award this year, Aaron Blum creates art deeply linked to his home. Most of his work centers around a single question, what does it mean to be Appalachian? Through this question he addresses many different artistic concepts from idealized memory vs. stereotypes to ideas of folk taxonomy. Blum received his BFA in Photography from West Virginia University and his MFA in Photography from Syracuse University, where he was honored with a Syracuse Humanities Center Fellowship award. He  is an adjunct instructor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and West Virginia University.