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Available Online

ONLINE with Liz Sales

  • Started Aug 6
  • 175 US dollars

Class Description

NEW ONLINE Your artist statement accompanies your work when you submit proposals to funders, cooperative galleries, or publishers. It may also be read aloud at speaking events, included in press releases, or used in exhibition texts. That is why you must know how to contextualize your work in words. This course will give you the skills to clearly articulate the process and concepts behind your printmaking practice both in the written word and in conversation. Through a presentation with examples, writing exercises, group conversations, one-on-one meetings, and a class critique, you will learn painless writing techniques for crafting clearly and creatively written artist statements and artist bios from start to finish. By the end of this workshop, you will walk away with a well-written statement, as well as the tools and techniques to write about your fine art printmaking work in the future. Schedule: Day 1: 3-hour live Zoom artist statement workshop session, including a presentation with examples, writing exercises designed to help you identify and articulate the concepts in your work, and a question-and-answer session. Between Classes: 30-minute one-on-one meetings with the instructor. Day 2: Class critique with your supportive fellow classmates focused on polishing your final artist statement and/or bio. After classes: Access to presentation materials and exercises. Instructor Bio: Liz Sales is an artist, writer, and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the founder of I Write Artist Statements--a writing service for artists’ statements, résumés, project proposals, press releases, and whatever else an artist might need to make their practice viable. She has been a faculty member at the International Center of Photography, the City University of New York, the Penumbra Foundation, and the University of Connecticut. She writes for Mercuria Magazine, LensCulture, and Foam Magazine. Sales is the author of This Folder May Contain Clippings and Other Ephemeral Material (Conveyor Editions) and I Write Artist Statements (Daylight). iwriteartiststatements.com Members get 10% Use code MEMBER10

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Cancellation Policy

STUDENT CLASS CANCELLATION If a student must drop out of a class, 75% of tuition will be refunded as long as MGC is notified 15 days or more prior to the start date of the class. If a student notifies MGC less than 15 days prior, no tuition can be refunded. Membership and materials fee are non-refundable.

Contact Details



Manhattan Graphics Center, Inc., West 40th Street, New York, NY, USA