FAQs 2017-11-07T10:03:27+00:00
Who should participate? 2017-11-07T14:21:37+00:00

We invite…

Individuals & Organizations Who Offer Art Lessons:
Art Teachers / Mentors
Art Therapists
Workshop Planners / Tour Organizers / Consultants
Art Schools, Ateliers, Colleges
Art Centers
Art Museums
Associations, Societies, Non-Profits

Places That Host Art Lessons:
Art Galleries
Art Stores & Retailers
Exhibitions / Conferences
Community Venues (Senior Centers, Community Centers)
Park or Land Conservancies
Venues with Lodging

Tools of the Trade:
Art Supplies & Tools
How-To Books, Videos, Magazines

What is included in the visual arts? 2017-11-16T11:37:53+00:00

The visual arts on Art Cantina include eleven main categories: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage & mosaics, glass arts, ceramics & pottery, jewelry & metalsmithing, fiber arts & textiles, printmaking, paper arts, and photography.

Click here to discover the dozens and dozens of mediums and techniques.

What if I don’t see my specialty under the visual art subcategories?

Please email us with your suggestion: support@artcantina.com

How do I become a member? 2017-11-07T09:45:53+00:00

Membership is free. All you need to do is provide your first and last name, email address and password. Then check your email for the final confirmation link to activate your account.

What features are available to members? 2017-11-13T10:14:04+00:00

When you join Art Cantina, you will be able to:

Create a Profile for the Directory
Our ArtEdu Directory is open to anyone involved with art education, from teachers and mentors, to schools, art centers, venues hosting classes, and more. Two options are available: Free and Premium. Tell me more!

Submit a Listing to the Calendar
Promote upcoming workshops, group classes, tours, education events in the Learn-The-Arts Calendar, a great marketing tool for teachers, organizers, venue hosts and more. Choose from a Basic or Feature Listing. Tell me more!

Send Private Messages
Members can easily contact art education providers in our ArtEdu Directory by clicking the blue “message” button on each profile. More details please!

Who should create a profile? 2017-11-07T09:44:14+00:00

We invite…

Individuals & Organizations Who Offer Art Lessons:
Art Teachers / Mentors
Art Therapists
Workshop Planners / Tour Organizers
Art Schools, Ateliers, Colleges
Art Centers
Art Museums
Associations, Societies, Non-Profits

Places That Host Art Lessons:
Art Galleries
Art Stores & Retailers
Exhibitions / Conferences
Community Venues (Senior Centers, Community Centers)
Park or Land Conservancies
Venues with Lodging

Tools of the Trade:
Art Supplies & Tools
How-To Books, Videos, Magazines

Photo Requirements (for Profiles) 2017-11-14T16:38:33+00:00

Maximum file size (for any photo): 3 MB

The square profile photo is required. Upload either a closeup headshot or your logo.

We recommend JPG format, saved as RGB (not CMYK).

Profile Cover (Banner) Photos

Minimum size: 800 pixels wide

To upload your horizontal image, click “Upload a cover photo” on your profile form. (To access / edit your profile, log into your account and choose “edit profile” from the right column, under Member Quick Links.)

Then drag & drop your file into the next window, or click the Upload button to access your file manager.

The photo upload tool will help you crop and position your image.

 

Profile Photo – Headshot or Logo (required)

Minimum size: 200 pixels square, but that may look fuzzy. Go larger if you can.

Please do not show the back of your head! Potential students and customers need to see your friendly face.

Click the grey box on the left and select “Upload photo.”

Then drag & drop your file into the next window, or click the Upload button to access your files.

The photo upload tool will help you crop and position your image.

How do I resize / downsize my images?

If you don’t have a photo editing program:

  • On a computer running Windows, you can use Photo Gallery.
  • On the Mac, use the Preview app.

 

How are workshops sorted and displayed? 2017-11-06T15:28:28+00:00

Workshops can be viewed in the PHOTO mode, or a MONTH mode.

Feature listings will be above basic listings, and all will be sorted chronologically.

Several filter options are available to sort/filter the listings:

  • Art Category
  • Type of Venue
  • Skill Level Taught
  • State/Province
  • Country
  • Featured Workshops
What is included in a calendar listing? 2017-11-07T09:51:09+00:00
  • Workshop Title
  • Workshop Description
  • Workshop Time & Date
  • Image
  • Categories (art disciplines)
  • Venue Details  (name, address, phone, website)
  • Organizer Details (instructor or other); name, phone, website, email
  • Workshop website
  • Instructors
  • Skill Levels Taught (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Art Mediums/Techniques
  • Type of Venue (choose from 11 options; see below)
  • Workshop Cost

Choose from the following types of venue when listing a workshop:

  • Art School
  • Art Studio
  • Art Center
  • Art Museum
  • Art Gallery
  • Community Venue
  • Exhibition / Conference
  • On Location
  • Retailer
  • Venue with Lodging
  • Other
Do I need a directory profile to promote my workshop or group class? 2017-11-06T14:53:04+00:00

You do not need a profile, but it is a good idea to have one so potential students can read more about your expertise, view your artwork, and send you a message.

If you are the organizer or venue manager, please encourage your teachers to create Free or Premium profiles.

What does it cost to promote a workshop? 2017-11-06T14:50:20+00:00

Click here to view the features and prices of Basic and Feature Listings.

May I promote an art show or competition? 2017-11-07T10:01:16+00:00

If you have any art-education sessions, field trips, tours or other events at your art show or competition, then please add them to our Workshop Calendar.

May I list recurring events / classes? 2017-11-06T14:47:47+00:00

Yes, recurring events may be listed for 3 months.

What can be registered in the Workshops Calendar? 2017-11-06T14:47:03+00:00

“Workshop” is our all-encompassing term for any visual arts education event / class with a specific start and end date. We welcome group classes, workshops, intensives, camps, tours… you name it, as long as it has a teaching / educational component.

Recurring events will be shown for 3 months.

How do I write an effective teaching bio? 2017-11-06T14:45:46+00:00

Selling your teaching knowledge and skills is quite different than promoting your artwork. The question you need to answer: Why would someone want to study with me?

Savvy students know that commercially successful artists do not guarantee great teaching skills. So take the time to tailor your message. Put the important teaching ‘stuff’ right up front, not buried in the last paragraph, and make each word count (longer is not always better).

Tell the reader what you teach and how you teach. Explain your lesson options.

Add details…do you teach history along with techniques? Do you enjoy teaching youth? Seniors? Those with special needs? Then include your expertise in the subject matter.

Take advantage of this section to convey your enthusiasm for creating art and inspire others to join you.

How do I edit or upgrade my profile? 2017-11-06T14:43:42+00:00

Log into your account.

To create profile for the first time, or to upgrade to Premium:

If you don’t have a profile yet, choose “Create Profile” from the right column, under Member Quick Links. You’ll be directed to our secure shopping cart to complete your purchase. (Even though it is free, this process will gather your confidential contact information.) Return to your Account page and click “Edit Profile” to access the Free profile form.

If you already have a Free profile and wish to upgrade to Premium, choose “Upgrade to Premium” in the right column. You’ll be directed to our secure shopping cart to complete your purchase. After payment, return to your Account page and click “Edit Profile” to access the longer form.

To edit your existing profile:

Choose “Edit Profile” on the right, under Member Quick Links. It will open your profile form for editing.

Alternate method:

If you are logged in and looking at your full profile, click to cog icon on the right side below your banner cover photo. A submenu will pop up. Click “Edit Profile” here to access the profile form.

 

Where can I teach? 2017-11-06T14:26:03+00:00

You determine where you teach. Our general options are: in studio, on location, or online for a virtual lesson (using Skype, Facetime or other online tools). Use “Lesson Options” to add more details.

How can I contact a provider? (Private Messaging) 2017-11-13T10:13:13+00:00

We are pleased to provide a very easy-to-use tool for communicating: Private Messaging

Each profile has a blue message button on the right side, below the banner artwork and name.

When a registered user clicks this button, a message board will appear and a 200-character message can be sent to the provider (teacher / organization / business).

Blue message button on the right side.

Message Board (above)

We will email you whenever you receive a new messages. To read and respond to your messages, log in to your account. Select Message center, under Member Quick Links. You can then reply to your messages.

What should I list under Critiques? 2017-11-06T14:02:38+00:00

List your fee(s) and describe what your critique fees include, such as per image, per collection of 3 images, per hour.

Also include what type of feedback they can expect, how it is provided (phone, email, Skype conference), and your turnaround time.

The more information you can provide upfront, the easier it is for the student to understand what you offer.

Can I have more than one profile? 2017-11-07T09:49:23+00:00

We allow one profile per login / username.

To set up a 2nd profile for your business or non-profit, just use a different email address for that profile. You’ll have a separate login / password for that 2nd account.

How do I upload my profile? 2017-11-13T13:06:11+00:00
  1. Log in or register.

  2. Purchase a free or premium profile (only one profile per user).

  3. Access your profile from your account page, under Member Quick Links.

  4. Upload your headshot / logo, cover (banner) photo, description, and other details.

  5. Click purple UPDATE PROFILE button at bottom of the page.

Update as often with your latest information.

NOTE: Verified checkmark is reserved for Premium profiles

What’s included in a profile? 2017-11-07T09:48:03+00:00
  • Profile Card on the main Directory page (samples shown here)

  • Your complete profile on a separate page (view Premium sample)

  • Private Messaging

Plus these features for Free or Premium.

 

Sample Profile Cards

What does a profile cost? 2017-11-06T16:04:23+00:00

We offer 2 Profile options: Free and Premium

FREE: a simple profile that gives non-profit groups and new art teachers exposure.

PREMIUM: The affordable Premium profile can be paid monthly at $8.99 or annually for $79 ($6.58/month), which is like getting 3 months free! Plus you receive preferred placement in our directory and a wealth of more details and photos in your profile.

View details here.

How do I access my account settings? 2017-11-03T09:43:28+00:00

Click the Log In / Join link from the top menu to access your existing account or to create a new account.

Once logged in, you will be able edit your profile that appears in the ArtEdu Directory (or create one), access your message board, and manage your confidential account details.

LEFT SIDE – Account Settings

  • Account: your first name, last name, email address, and username
  • Change Password
  • Billing Address
  • My Orders: icon will not appear if you have not created a profile or purchased a workshop listing
  • Notifications: specify if you want to receive an email when someone sends a private message
  • Delete Account

RIGHT SIDE – Member Quick Links

  • Message Center – to communicate with providers in the Directory
  • Edit Profile – for those with a free or premium profile
  • Create a profile or upgrade your profile.
  • My Workshop List – to view current listings
  • Submit a Workshop/Event to the Calendar
  • Logout