ArtsWorcester

The Artist Statement: Writing with Clarity, Authenticity, and Purpose

This workshop, led by Toby Sisson, will address an important part of every artist’s practice – writing a successful artist statement. Together we will examine compelling statements from a range of artists and explore what makes them effective. Through a series of guided exercises, you will learn how to develop your own statement. This method is meant to provide you with the beginnings of a new draft and the tools to refine subsequent statements as your work evolves.

To prepare for the workshop exercises, participating artists will send a copy of their current statement, in Word.doc format, to [email protected], no later than December 28, 2018. In addition, please write a list of at least 25 words (not sentences) that describe the form and content of your current body of work. Create the list while looking at your artwork and bring that list to the workshop.

The workshop is free, but limited to the first fifteen ArtsWorcester members to sign up. You must be a current member of ArtsWorcester to register.

Toby Sisson earned her MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and is an Associate Professor and Director of the Studio Art Program at Clark University. In addition to her studio practice, Sisson’s areas of specialization include community-based service learning and collaborative public art projects. Her current research involves the development of dialogic critique methods for visual artists and creative pedagogy for non- artists. She was awarded the Edward Hodgkins Faculty of the Year Prize in 2011 for meritorious contributions in creative practice, teaching, and service. In 2014, Clark University students nominated her for the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Toby Sisson’s home and studio are located in Providence, Rhode Island. She exhibits her paintings, drawings, and prints internationally.

We thank the Melvin S. Cutler Charitable Foundation for its support of the Artist Business Skills Workshop series.

Date: 01/05/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm EST

Location: ArtsWorcester - 660 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Created by:   Arts Worcester
 
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