Writing about art can be intimidating, whether you're trying to examine an exhibition in a critical review or describe your own work in a personal artist's statement. This class will demystify the world of art writing and make completing reviews, articles, or statements approachable, easy, and as painless as possible — it might even be fun.
The class will work through the basic topics of article writing, including how to pitch stories to editors, create a compelling opening, and express your own critical opinion, as well as teach copy editing skills. For artists, the class will examine the elements of a good statement, how to describe your own work, and how to hold a reader's attention.
Students in the class will receive access to a private blog of art-writing materials and activities as well as personal online feedback on one piece of writing of their choice after the class ends.
*** This class can also be taken over Skype or online ***
*** Personalized sessions are also available ***
Assistant Editor at ARTINFO.com
Kyle Chayka is a widely published art writer, critic, and blogger whose articles have appeared in ARTnews, Modern Painters, LA Weekly, ARTINFO, and Hyperallergic. He has read hundreds of press releases and artist statements and knows what might actually attract an editor or curator’s attention for...view full bio