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Documentation + Marketing for Pedagogical Practices

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Maintaining an active process of documenting and sharing the work that happens in learning environments – both your pedagogical practice and your students’ creative output – is a critical component in marketing yourself in the fields of teaching artistry and socially-engaged art.

In this workshop, Sara Black will teach strategies for cultivating a dynamic portfolio capable of articulating the interplay between your creative practice, your pedagogical perspective, and your students’ experiences—and the blurry connections that often appear among all three. Referring to examples in her own portfolio as well as others’, Sara will share her best practices and innovative approaches to incorporating the documentation process into the learning experience. 

This workshop is presented as part of CAC’s ongoing partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center, which aims to support the growth of Chicago’s teaching artist community. 

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an approach to documentation and marketing that is authentic to your experience.
  • Select and maintain easy-to-update digital platforms for sharing your work.
  • Explore ethical frameworks for presenting student work, giving credit, and extending the life of the collaborative creative process.
  • Transform high-quality documentation into effective marketing materials to help you grow your practice.


Sara Black has worked broadly as an artist, artist-teacher, arts organizer and curator. Within her practice she works both individually and collaboratively. She was a founder of the artist group Material Exchange that was active in Chicago until 2010 where she worked closely with artists John Preus and David Wolf, and has since been engaged in a number of collaborative works with artists Jillian Soto, Raewyn Martyn, Amber Ginburg, Lia Rousset and others. Her work uses conscious processes of carpentry, wood-working, and repair as a time-based method, inherited building materials or other exhausted objects as material, and create works that aim to expose the complex ways in which things and people are suspended in worlds together.


$20 General Public
$10 CAC Artist Members & Teaching Artists Summit participants
FREE for Current BOLT/HATCH/LAUNCH Residents


Online registration for this program is now closed. Registration is available at the door prior to the event!