november, 2020

23nov10:30 am12:00 pmONLINE LECTURE: Instagram for Artists with David Owen Hastings10:30 am - 12:00 pm Event Organized By: Port Townsend School of the Arts

Event Details

You see so many artists and creative people posting their work and sharing photos on a regular basis. But how do you get started, and what are the best practices for Instagram?

In this talk I will share how to set up an account, create links to your website and Facebook page, understand and use hashtags effectively, and explore how to create a consistent and creative presence. We’ll talk about how to interact in a way that gets your posts seen by the right people, and learn how to take simply good photos. #youcandothis


  • Getting started, setting up your Instagram account

  • Business vs. personal accounts

  • Writing your bio: short and sweet!

  • Link to your Facebook page

  • Use tagging to get people’s attention

  • Set up to allow multiple web links from your bio

  • How to use hashtags to reach people who don’t know you

  • Instagram messaging

  • Posting with purpose

  • Instagram Stories, and why you should use them

  • Interacting effectively with others to build your audience

  • When to follow, and when not to

  • Cultivating relevant followers

  • Navigating multiple accounts

  • Taking great photos, and fixing not-so-great ones

  • Being consistent, and staying visible


(Monday) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Port Townsend School of the