Art Support: Writing an Artist Statement

WS 82 : 

non-credit – online

  • Dates: March 11
  • Times: 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Meetings: 1
  • Days: Saturday
  • Instructor: Sheri Hansen


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An artist’s writing practice should be both helpful and expressive because it is the key to learning how to think like an artist. Sometimes it is an exercise to generate new ideas and directions for making artwork, other times it is a simple statement of your intentions as an artist to an audience. This workshop will begin with hands-on exercises to describe our reactions to artworks and to connect these responses with our own impulses for what we want to create. Next, we will use indirect writing practices to generate an artist statement that is clear and insightful to your experience as an artist. Participants will leave with a strategy to use artworks you admire to begin to inspire new works and a draft of an artist statement that feels honest and readable and communicates something real about your studio practice to your audience.

This course must meet minimum enrollment by March 4 in order to run. Register today! 


  • A email address – PCA&D uses Google Classroom for online classes. Gmail accounts are free to create.
  • Computer/tablet/internet-enabled device with mic/camera
  • Internet access
  • Pens, pencils, and a notebook.
  • It is strongly suggested that you will write on paper and not using a computer, phone, tablet, or other word processing software. We are looking to explore the immediacy of written reactions.
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