Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Having previously completed a Diploma of Business and working in payroll, Karen Rogers changed her lifestyle and career through art and training. Enrolling in a Certificate IV in Visual Arts she expanded her knowledge and skills set, learned many new techniques and obtained her qualification in 2016. Today Karen is an artist and is employed by the Ngukurr Aboriginal Art Corporation as sales person and director. She now earns a living doing what she loves. Karen uses her business skills and creativity to support others in producing pieces that are both creative and likely to sell. Karen is excited by on-line and digital technologies that allow artists to showcase and sell their works to the world and she has personally seen her designs be reproduced on fabrics and other items. She says that new ways to express stories, culture and identity using business models that capitalise on technology advances must be integral in formal training.