Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Web Design Planning for Artists

I'm teaching a workshop called "Web Design Planning for Artists," at the Arlington Center for the Arts, and also at the Danforth Museum of Art.

Besides creating mixed media art, I also have a small web design company called "Thread Media." Most of my business is with artists, but I also work with small companies and organizations.

I've noticed over the years that most people have no idea where to start, when they've come to the decision that they want a website.

Because of this , I am teaching this three hour workshop that explains the basics of how to get started in planning a website. The information I'm going to cover will help anyone who wants to create a site on their own or can use as a guide if they hire a designer. Some of the topics will include general costs, web hosting, domain names, image prep, planning pages and menus, and also a little about blogs. No computer experience is necessary, since this is not a programming workshop. It's a planning workshop.

If you're in the Boston area, and don't know how to get started planning your website, check out the following information.

The Arlington Center for the Arts, in Arlington, MA. Look at their catalog (PDF), and scroll down to page 7 for more info. The dates are:

Sunday January 25 from 2-5pm
Saturday February 28 from 2-5pm
Sunday March 15 from 2-5pm

The Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA. Scroll down to page 13 of the Danforth catalog (PDF) for more info. The date is:

Saturday March 14 from 1 - 4pm