$25 – $80

Prepare for Opportunity: a professional development workshop

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The Martin

2515 West North Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647

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Join us for a progressive workshop series organized to refresh creatives on critical professional development skills within a single month!

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Whether you’re seeking to strengthen foundational skills or you’re working on brand development for a new project, these hands-on workshops will provide you with tools to strategize your intentions and self-evaluate the outcome of your work.

Drawing on her experience as both an independent creative within performance art, television, public art, art education, and as a Career/Life Coach, Juliet Barrett will guide you through practical exercises that build towards holistic professional development.

This workshop series includes four workshops (details of all options listed below). You have the option to purchase one, two, or all four series events and choose your own workshop series based on interest and availability!

WORKSHOP OPTION DETAILS:

  • Clarifying Your Values (10/2): In this workshop we will focus on building a personal foundation through naming the strengths, skills, and passions that root your identity. This groundwork is essential to clarifying your principles, and supporting your day-to-day intentions as preventative care against burnout. Following a brief lecture, we will engage in writing exercises that facilitate the development of your core value system. This workshop is highly recommended as a prerequisite to the following workshops in this series.
  • Objectives: Identify personal value system, Examine current personal and professional alignment, Define personal statement of purpose
  • The Art of the Self-Pitch (10/9): Whether you struggle to describe the purpose of your new project or freeze when asked “So what do you do?”, this workshop will help you build clear, concise language about your work, how you do it, and why. We will focus primarily on artist statements and professional summaries, with translatable strategies for personal bios and project descriptions. This hands-on format will provide time and space for constructive feedback within small group pairings. Attendees are encouraged to bring a personal statement sample, though it is not required.
  • Objectives: Introduce exercises for combating writer’s block, Establish language that reflects your value system and professional practice, Develop a concise revision process, Real-time feedback on how others interpret your material
  • Mapping Out Your Action Plan (10/16): A vision is only a dream without a plan. Whether you want to accomplish a long-term goal or need a boost in completing a large project, combat anxiety by developing tools that help you streamline your plan into actionable steps. This workshop will provide strategies on how to prioritize your commitments, organize projects, and set daily habits. We will walk through a variety of exercises that engage all styles of learning to provide a portfolio of options for mapping out your creative process.
  • Objectives: Identify long-term and short-term goals, Discuss how to measure the order of priorities between multiple projects/jobs, Introduce mind-mapping methods for organizing project commitments
  • Creating Brand Continuity For Your Website (10/23): It’s not enough to have a website because it’s expected of you. Websites are the primary tool for showcasing your work on your terms. This workshop will guide you through the basic framework of building your website with emphasis on purposefully implementing your core values into your brand identity. We will discuss how to create continuity between your language, design aesthetic, and visual media that produce a strong call to action for attracting the connections that you seek. Both newcomers and tech savvy creators are welcome, as this interactive lecture will focus equally on website building essentials and branding strategy for pre-established sites. Please note: Use of a laptop or tablet may be useful for this workshop, but is not required.
  • Objectives: How to outline a website before beginning to build, Organizational strategies for creating an easy-to-navigate site, Identifying your target audience and how to connect with them, Real-time feedback on current website design, if applicable (optional)

Accessibility Information:

  • Wheelchair - The Martin is a storefront studio with wheelchair accessible common space. The bathroom can accommodate a wheelchair however lacks hand grips.
  • Seating - Options are inclusive of varying needs including: benches, unarmed chairs, and table seating. Participants are welcome to bring supplementary options for added comfort at their convenience.

Ticket options:

  • 1 Workshop: $25
  • 2 Workshops: $40
  • All 4 Workshops: $80

All attendees should purchase the volume of series tickets they desire / are able to attend. For the 1 and 2 workshop options, attendees will receive an email shortly after purchase asking them to identify which workshop(s) they would like to attend to be counted toward that date.

Workshop attendance is capped at 10 per evening, so secure your place today!

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