How to Write... with Kelley Aitken (4wk) April 24 - May 15, 2024, 2-5pm

C$210.00
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Explore writing for your art practice. This course is not about writing an artist's statement or grant proposal but rather engaging in a support practice for the work we have already produced; work in progress; and work we might wish to undertake. 
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How to Write... with Kelley Aitken (4wk) Wednesday April 24 - May 15, 2024, 2-5pm

Artists tend to work in isolation. Many have found that to write or journal provides a way to work through issues and challenges that arise in the work. It can help us to speak about our work with ease and confidence. This course is not about writing an artist's statement or grant proposal but rather engaging in a support practice for the work we have already produced; work in progress; and work we might wish to undertake. 

In this 4 week course we will talk about art, our own and the work of artists we admire or who have inspired or mentored us. We’ll look at artists who use text as inspiration and content. We’ll read articles or essays by artists who speak about art in an engaging way. We’ll talk about talking about art. We’ll write about it. 

Participants will be expected to share images of their own work with the class and to bring in images of artists they admire to discuss and describe.

We will undertake a number writing exercises. There will be readings and class discussion.

Materials list to bring: 

A journal and whatever writing utensil/s you prefer.  
A large sketchbook, (9 X 12” minimum) pencil and eraser.
After class one we may do some work with colour and collage. Materials to be discussed. 

This class requires 4 participants to run

About Kelley Aitken

Kelley Aitken is an author and artist. She has exhibited in Canada and Ecuador and has work in many private collections and is represented in the Canada Council Art Bank collection. Her work can be seen at www.kelleyaitken.com

Love in a Warm Climate, The Porcupine’s Quill, 1998 was nominated for Best First Book, the Commonwealth Prize. She co-edited First Writes, Banff Press, 2003. Current writing projects include a novel Dreaming of Tom Thomson, and a manuscript of essays, images and poetry about art, Drawing and Love.

Kelley has taught art for over 25 years, offering private classes and workshops, and running art programs for community-based agencies serving newcomers to Canada and women experiencing long-term poverty. She has taught surface design at Sheridan College and currently teaches drawing and writing programs in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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All ARTiculations workshops require advance registration, unless otherwise noted. In the event of insufficient enrolment, registrants will be notified prior to the workshop start date and a full refund will be given. No refunds/credits will be provided for withdrawal fewer than one week prior to the start of class. ARTiculations does not provide make-up classes or substitutions. This policy is subject to change without notice.

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