How to Build Your Website: A Workshop with Paul Druecke

Repeats every week until Sat Feb 05 2022 .
January 22, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:15pm
January 29, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:15pm
February 5, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:15pm

A three-part Virtual Workshop

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Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 1-3:15 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 1-3:15 pm
Saturday, February 5, 2022 – 1-3:15 pm

Fee: $100 / $25 for those who have applied for the Nohl Fellowship or Suitcase Export Award in the past five years and request a waiver.
Registration: Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. Please note: your registration is not confirmed until you receive and complete payment of an invoice.

The Lynden is offering a series of professional skill-building workshops as part of the support for local artists we provide through the Nohl Fellowship program. Designed by and for artists, the workshops address frequently voiced needs.

Having an online presence has never been so important for artists. This three-part workshop offers practical information and tools for creating your website whether you are starting from scratch or have a pre-existing site in need of updating. Participants will learn how to prioritize goals for their website, determine potential audiences, and prepare work and other documentation. We will walk through deciding whether to self-design or hire a professional, and we will take a look at the many web host options. Whether your ideal website is one page with highly focused content or a comprehensive archive, the workshop offers dos and don’ts to effectively communicate with your audience.

The final 45 minutes of each session will be divided into three one-on-one sessions with Druecke. Each session will last up to 15 minutes and will help you strategize the best approach for your needs. This is an opportunity to share your current website or website ideas with the instructor for further guidance. All participants are welcome to observe these sessions.

Participants will receive a digital, take-away package of information that recaps workshop content and serves as an ongoing resource for developing and maintaining your website.

About Paul Druecke
Paul Druecke created his first website in 1998 as an extension of his influential “Social Event Archive” (1997 – 2007), which was exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2017. The project foreshadowed social media’s now familiar blurring of personal and public history. Andrew Goldstein, writing on Artspace.com, says, “A Social Event Archive is viewed as having prefigured social sites like Instagram by inviting people to give him personal snapshots that he then displayed.” Since those early days of self-taught html coding, Druecke’s website has evolved as an archive of his studio production and interest in reaching new audiences.

Druecke's work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. A co-authored discussion of his work is anthologized in Blackwell and Wiley's Companion to Public Art (2016). He received a Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in 2010. Druecke has published two books with Green Gallery Press, Life and Death on the Bluffs (2014), and The Last Days of John Budgen Jr. (2010). His work has been featured in Camera Austria and InterReview, and written about in Artforum, Art in America, Artnet.com, and Metropolis.com.


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