Norwescon Artists’ Workshop

The Norwescon Artists’ Workshop is a program designed to help artists improve their craft. The workshop provides artists with an opportunity to develop their skills through a critique of their work by Norwescon panelists, professional artists, and their peers. It is also an opportunity to network with other artists, learn about markets and submissions, and be part of the community of artists at Norwescon.

How it works:

The workshop is open to anyone with a Norwescon membership.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019.

Workshop participants fill out the application form (further down on this page) and submit photos of up to five pieces of their work.  All submissions must meet Norwescon art show policies.

Each participant is matched with two to three Norwescon pros and one other workshop participant for a critique session. To receive the most relevant input on technique, we try to match workshop participants with pros who work in the same or similar media. During the session, the panel will focus on technique and the goals of each particular artist. Additionally, each workshop participant will participate on the critique panel for another workshop participant.

Critique sessions are 50 minutes and are scheduled during the convention. The workshop participant brings originals or prints of their work to their critique session for viewing. Photos can be used for works that are unsuitable for transport.

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NWC42 Artist Workshop Signup

Please Note: You must be a member of Norwescon to participate in the workshop. You will need to attend two scheduled critique sessions—yours, and another participants—and bring either originals or prints/photos of your work to your critique session.
  • Tell us a little about yourself and your art experience.
  • Please tell us about your goals and what you hope to get out of the workshop.
  • What medium(s) do you primarily work in?
  • Briefly, when will you be available during the convention? For example, "Th 5-7pm, F 9am-2pm, 8pm-10pm," or something similar.
  • Please upload photos of no more than five (5) pieces of your work. You will need to bring originals or prints to the convention for your critique session — these images are intended for administrative purposes to match you to appropriate pros and critique sessions.

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