Putting Art Into Words: A Writing Workshop for Artists | March

Putting Art Into Words: A Writing Workshop for Artists

Date  |  Sunday March 25, 2018

Time  |   2PM – 5PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Denver CO 80204

Cost  |  $90 Non-Member   $81 Members

Instructor  |  Ashlae Shepler

Skill Level  |  Open to All Levels

Capturing the experience and ideas behind creating artwork and putting it into words can be a daunting task. Writing an artist statement can seem overwhelming or unnecessary after all the time and effort you put into creating your artwork.

An artist statement informs audiences about the context, process and inspiration behind a body of work, and it is a critical component in promoting and exhibiting your work. This workshop examines essential documents in an Artist’s career, including artist statements, a short bio, and proposals for exhibitions and grants.

Lessons will guide participants through content, structure, grammar and style to compose a short, but clear and informative, artist statement.

Participants will take part in timed writing exercises and group discussions that identify key factors when writing an artist statement. We will also review statements written by contemporary artists and discuss how they connect their artwork with their intended audiences. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on any current statements and proposals.

Materials Needed:

  • Notebook or Laptop to take notes and participate in writing exercises
  • Encouraged to bring current or previous artist statements for review and discussion (not required)