Art may go beyond words, but it also demands to be documented, discussed, and better understood through written language. Writing for the Art World: From Idea to Submission explores a range of writing styles and genres, from artist’s statements and proposals to press releases, catalogue entries, and short and long-form criticism.
Through practice exercises and workshop-style critiques, this course guides you to express your ideas about art with clarity and style. By requiring weekly writing assignments with one-to-one feedback, you move through the various stages of developing a text, from idea to submission. This hands-on approach provides you with the diverse writing techniques necessary for translating visual art into written language, as well as the practical strategies for communicating more effectively with potential audiences. You also review significant texts on art, from poetic statements to critical analyses.
The course is taught in English, and a good, working knowledge of written and spoken English is required.
What you will learn:
- A familiarity with major critical texts and debates in art writing.
- The ability to generate ideas and expand them into a publishable text.
- Mastery of effective composition and editing techniques.
- A developed essay in the format of your own choosing.