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COMPOSE A STATEMENT THAT MAKES CLEAR CONNECTIONS BETWEEN YOUR PHILOSOPHY, THEMES, AND MEDIUMS

In this 3-hour workshop, craft a statement that will help your audience understand and appreciate your art.

PUT YOUR ARTISTIC VISION INTO WORDS

An opportunity to talk through your art with an instructor and peers who will help you generate the words to make your ideas clear to others

SPRINGBOARD FOR YOUR TRAJECTORY

Well-articulated statements work as foundational documents that keep you on track and evolve with your art

HANDS-ON LEARNING

Create statements to use for exhibitions or funding – and be knowledgeable about how to adjust these for future applications

PERSONALIZED SESSIONS

A maximum of 4 participants in a workshop ensures that students benefit from individual attention addressing their unique needs and questions

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

ARTIST STATEMENT

Brainstorming with interactive verbal, visual, and free-writing exercises

Generating expressive and transition vocabulary

Making links between philosophy, themes, and mediums

Organizing information into a cohesive statement

Proofreading for consistency, grammar, and clarity

WHO IS IT FOR?

graphic-designer

ARTISTS AND CREATIVES

This workshop supports artists and creatives who need a statement for grants, residencies, teaching or graduate school applications; exhibitions; portfolios; websites; programs; catalogs; collateral materials

instructor

Lynne Ronesi

A writing professor for 25 years at American universities in the United States, Morocco, and most recently, the UAE, Lynne spent the last 15 years at the American University of Sharjah. Lynne has a host of publications on writing instruction and years of experience teaching academic writing, research skills, professional writing and communication, as well as training undergraduate writing tutors.

In her capacity as writing consultant and instructor at DEFT & LEED, Lynne focuses on professional and goal-based writing training and support.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

SCHEDULE

More workshops are being scheduled, so please check back in few days. Or get in touch with us to stay updated on the schedule

ONE-TO-ONE CONSULTATION

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AS A ONE-TO-ONE CONSULTATION OR CUSTOMIZED TRAINING.
IF THAT INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH THROUGH WHATSAPP, OR CLICK HERE TO INQUIRE.

frequently asked questions

Who is this workshop meant for?

This workshop supports artist and creatives who need a statement for grants, residencies, teaching or graduate school applications; exhibitions; portfolios; websites; programs; catalogs; collateral materials

Where will the workshop be held?

When registering, you have the option of choosing online or in-person instruction.

We highly recommend you choose the in-person option. Why?

  • Students enrolled in workshops that require specialized hardware or software will have those provided.
  • Our four-person maximum per session permits social distancing.
  • Interacting with classmates prompts creativity.
  • In-person engagement with the instructor facilitates understanding.

If you choose the in-person option when registering,the workshop will be held at the Blue Bay Tower in Business Bay, Dubai: Office 07, Floor 15, Blue Bay Business Center

  • Blue Bay Tower is a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the Business Bay Metro Station. Paid parking is available in the building parking lot (visitor’s section). A public parking lot is situated next to the building as well.

Please note: if you choose the online option, you will need to insure:

  • Your computer or laptop has the necessary specifications and software installed (check the FAQs for each workshop)
  • Your internet connection is stable.

If you choose the online option, you will be emailed instructions for accessing the online instructional platform.

Should COVID 19 restrictions grow stricter in the future, we are prepared to use online-only platforms for training and will notify registrants for in-person workshops through email prior to the commencement of any such training.

Will I need to bring my own computer?

Students attending in-person workshops should bring their own laptops with Microsoft Office installed. Also, if you like to brainstorm using paper and pen / pencil, bring those along.

However, if you are unable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance. Use our “Contact Us” form and choose “Training Inquiry” in the dropdown subject menu and provide your request for use of a computer along with your name and the session you have registered for. We will arrange a computer for your in-class work. You can then email your drafts and notes to yourself.

When and how do I pay?

Fees must be paid in full during the registration process.

Students can pay the fee via online credit card payment or bank transfer.

If you choose to pay through bank transfer, you will be sent an email containing an invoice with bank account details. Instructions will be provided in the email.

How can I best prepare for the workshop?

This workshop will be most effective if you come prepared with the following:

  • examples of the work being featured in the statement
  • past examples of project descriptions or artist statements
  • your bio
  • your CV

These will provide helpful material for brainstorming.

Will there be homework?

No, but the instructor will provide helpful take-home material to guide you as you compose future statements.

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