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Learn to Love Your Artist Statement One-day Studio
Saturday, December 7, 2013
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Cost: Sliding scale, from $25-60.
186 Carpenter Street
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Learn to Love Your Artist Statement is a half-day introduction to the artist statement created to help students who may be uncomfortable writing about their work to uncover the original viewpoint or ambition present in what they create and learn to articulate what is unique about what they are trying to accomplish. The workshop, affectionately referred to by some as “artist therapy,” was originally created for visual artists and is being adapted for writers for the first time for FREQUENCY students. If you are writing an artist statement or statement of purpose for a residency or grad-school application, this one-session workshop will help you address the fundamentals of these documents through analysis and discussion of several sample statements and in-class editing exercises. To read more about the instructor’s perspective on artist statements, check out this post on Hyperallergic: http://hyperallergic.com/69378/in-defense-of-the-artist-statement/
A student described his experience in the workshop course this way:
“Thank you for teaching a skill that…at first glance appears both confusing and dubious. Without resources like your class to make them understandable and accessible, the mechanisms of art (beyond its initial creation) often appear opaque and impenetrable to those who have not chosen to make it their profession but would like to participate in it.”