Packaging and Handling Artwork
Date: March 12
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Registration Deadline: March 9
Learn the basics of properly handling and packing artwork to have confidence that your artwork will arrive safely to its destination. The class will be primarily geared toward artists and makers but is open to anyone looking to gain skills in packaging delicate objects for domestic shipping.
We’ll explore different tools and materials for fine art handling and walk participants through the process of making their own custom packaging. The workshop will focus primarily on methods specific to two-dimensional artwork but may be able to address three-dimensional objects with advanced consultation. All materials and tools will be provided for the workshop, and participants can bring a sample of their own artwork to troubleshoot packaging solutions specific to each object.
Nik Burkhart is an interdisciplinary artist whose art practice encompasses painting, drawing, and object making. After spending over a decade living and working in Chicago, Nik recently returned to Northern Michigan to reconnect with his roots and artistic practice. Nik worked for a nationally recognized art handling company for nearly six years as both an art handler and project manager. He holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Hope College and has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States and abroad. www.nikburkhart.com
All materials and tools will be provided for the workshop, and participants can bring a sample of their own artwork to troubleshoot packaging solutions specific to each object.
Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: https://glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/
COVID-RELATED UPDATES TO 2022 PROGRAMS AS OF December, 2021
To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.
Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
All students must wear face coverings inside the center.
Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.
To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated.