A workshop titled “Etsy and Other Social Media for Artists” will be presented Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sharon Arts Center School of Art and Craft, 457 Rt. 123.
Leading the workshop will be Kris McLaughlin, Director of Media Relations for Either/Or Films and a vintage seller on Etsy.com. Experienced with social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, she has spent many years in public relations and marketing as well as book and magazine editing. An award-winning journalist, she has also written a number of screenplays and teleplays. Her Etsy shop is Either/Or Finds: www.etsy.com/shop/eitherorfinds.
“Etsy is an amazing online venue for both fine artists and craftsmen, as well as vintage sellers,” McLaughlin says. “It was formed in 2005 for people who sell handmade items and later was opened to vintage. Today there are millions of buyers and sellers of all kinds, and artists can find an international market for their creations.”
To be discussed during the workshop is how artists can harness the power of Etsy to sell their creations and how to promote them through social media outlets available today.