Instructor: Hannah Piper Burns
Location: Open Signal
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.
Thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council for supporting this workshop.
Open Signal is located off the #6 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal 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.
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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.
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Workshops must meet the minimum enrollment requirement for the workshop to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, students will be notified 24 hours in advance. Participants may apply their class credit to take another Open Signal workshop or can receive a full refund.
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Inclement Weather Policy
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