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Don't wait in elevators: 8 week GYST workshop this Fall 2012

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The NEXT Getting Your Sh*t Together 8 Week Workshop


Duration: Fall 2012, Mondays (7pm - 9:00pm)

October 1 - November 12, 2012.

Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena

Tuition: $250 includes a copy of the GYST software (a $130 value).

Contact: Tucker Neel, GYST Vice-President
tucker (at) gyst-ink.com


Created by artist, curator, and legendary CalArts professor Karen Atkinson, Getting Your Sh*t Together (GYST) is the often-imitated workshop for emerging artists, and for artists who’ve been "emerging" longer than they expected. Over 400 artists have graduated from GYST since 2002 and their continued success and contributions to the art world are what gives GYST such a great reputation.

GYST teaches you the business stuff you should have learned in art school, but didn’t. GYST values self-sufficiency and presents you with information, skills, and strategies to make things happen without necessarily waiting around for some arbiter of culture to validate your work. We’re not concerned with producing slick, commercialized artists, nor is this some new age, touchy-feely "find your inner artist" crap.

Over 8-weeks, you’ll create and refine your "presentation package," artist statement, bio, resume, portfolio, and more, with the full editorial and technical support of GYST staff.

GYST culminates with Curator Speed Dating (when we can). Get real-world feedback on your portfolio and proposals from some of the area’s hottest curators.

Students also get a complimentary copy of the new GYST software, which usually retails for $129. The MAC and PC based program is packed with all the organizing tools and information resources every artist needs.