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Write Your Artist Statement!

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$100.00

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Write Your Artist Statement, Jun 2 and 9, Registration
$ 100.00
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A 2-Day Online Workshop!

Thursdays, June 2 and 9, 6pm-8pm ET via Zoom


About this Workshop:

Artists are often required to write about their work, and many of us find this 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. 

You’ll share your work with a small and supportive group of fellow artists and answer questions about your ideas, process, materials, and influences. You will then be guided through the process of drafting and revising a statement to share with the group. Students should have 5-10 images on their desktop and ready to share via Zoom on the first night of class.

Level: Intermediate – Participants must be active artists with a body of work ready to share for discussion.

Registration closes May 26, 2022 to allow time for students to gather and prepare their work samples for sharing. With your registration confirmation you’ll also receive a quick 1-page “how-to” on downloading and using the Zoom video app if this happens to be your first time using it.

Sample portfolio images by Kate Samworth

 

Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. 

CLASS MATERIALS LIST:

Students will need to gather the following resources for class:

  • 5-10 slides/images (72 dpi) of personal work ready to share with the class via screen share. 
  • (Optional) Pen and paper or a digital device to take notes and help generate ideas as you develop your personal statement.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Kate Samworth explores the fear and wonder of the natural world in her highly detailed drawings of imaginary places. She explores the spiritual questions raised by observing nature and addresses the existential anxieties expressed in folklore and fairy tales. Her background in printmaking and illustration are evident in her scratchboard engravings, in which each mark is made with precision.

Samworth grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC and was part of a politically active community of artists and musicians. Her work has responded to environmental subjects for decades, evolving to reflect new experiences, like volunteering on organic farms in Turkey and Spain and working as a translator for a hiking guide in Brazil.

Samworth has exhibited across the US and abroad since 1992. She has also illustrated several books, including the Kirkus Prize-winning Aviary Wonders Inc. and New York Times bestseller, Why Fish Don’t Exist. Her work can be found in several public and private collections. She studied observational painting and drawing at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art and earned a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She currently lives in Maryland, teaches online courses through the PA Academy of the Fine Arts, and is preparing for upcoming exhibits. Learn more about her work at katesamworth.com.

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