Continuing Education

How to Write Your Artist's Statement (Online)

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Allison Syvertsen
Drawing of three gentleman with paper

While artists are often required to write about their work, many of us find this task daunting. If the thought of writing an artist’s statement fills you with dread, this is the workshop for you. A well-written statement is honest and illuminating and is intended to deepen your audience’s connection with your work. Learn how to write about your own work to achieve these goals. Share your work with a small and supportive group of fellow artists and answer questions about your ideas, process, materials, and influences. Practical instruction will then guide you through the process of drafting and revising a statement to present to the group. 

Image: Daniel Garber - Art Students: Paul Froelich, Weeks Hall, and Alessandro Colarossi, n.d., Charcoal on cream paper, 18 7/8 x 25 in. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1945.14.3 

Register by: December 2 

Continuing Education offers over 40 options this fall of hands-on studio art classes and workshops, outside of the degree programs, taught by stellar professional artists—many of them faculty or alumni of the School of Fine Arts. Join our community of dedicated, passionate artists and find the perfect fit for adults at any skill level.