Instructor: Hannah Piper Burns
Location: Portland Community Media
Schedule: 1, 3/hr session
Dates: March 14
Sitting down to write an artist statement can be the hardest part of being a working artist! How do you translate your visual practice into another medium, without sounding too cliche, too academic, too vague or too self-referential? How can you make the “About me” page on your portfolio site pop with the authenticity and creativity worthy of your practice?
In this class, you’ll bring samples of your artist statement, “about” page and bio to be workshopped collectively, using a text from “On the Manner of Addressing Clouds” in Thomas McEvilley’s “Art & Discontent: Theory at the Millennium” as a loose jumping-off point. You’ll leave with a brand new brand that highlights your unique creative perspective!
Prerequisite: None. However, please bring samples of your work to help us workshop your brand more effectively.
PCM is located off the #6 bus line. If you are driving to PCM we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on the corner of NE Graham and NE MLK. For directions please call our main line at (503) 288-1515.
PCM requires a certain number of participants to register in order to hold a workshop. This number varies depending on the workshop. In the event that minimum enrollment is not met, a class will be canceled or rescheduled 24 hours in advance. Participants who have already registered will be contacted and are entitled to a full refund or, if they choose, the registration fee can be transferred to a different workshop.
PCM workshops typically grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise. Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions in order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. Participants must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for make-up sessions.
Arriving Late or Missing a Workshop
If you miss the first day or are more than 30 minutes late, you will lose your place in the workshop.
Registered workshop participants are entitled to a full refund if they cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the first of class. Participants who cancel less than 72 hours before a class will NOT be entitled to a refund, and transfers will only be approved at the discretion of PCM staff.
PCM does not require prerequisites for their courses. Recommendations for previous experience or prior courses will be listed in advanced workshop descriptions.