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Writing for Artists

    Saturdays, January 9, 16, and 23, 2021, 11am-1pm

    PRC Members: $150
    Non-Members: $210
    Max # of participants: 10
    Register HERE
    If you withdraw from the workshop (for whatever reason) you have the option to roll over the registration fee to another workshop or receive a 50% refund.

    Take part in interactive exercises exploring why you make art, what you make, how others see your work, and how to communicate your practice to others. In this hands-on workshop, participants will complete artist statements and biographies, formulate elements of presentation packages, and generate a plan for approaching arts organizations. You will be asked to share examples of your work, produce and collect phrases describing your work, write a concise, compelling draft of your statement and bio, receive immediate feedback, and revise your writing with the help of peers and a facilitator. This workshop includes individual, small group, and whole group discovery, brainstorming, and prioritizing what is unique and special about you and your career path. Methods for identifying outreach goals and strategies for effective task management will be practiced resulting in a plan for concrete next steps.

    About the Instructor:
    Merill Comeau’s artwork has been featured in more than 80 exhibitions, at venues including the Fuller Craft Museum, Danforth Art Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum, Museums of Old York, MA; and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute of Boston. She has been a guest artist and speaker at institutions including Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Simmons College, Lasell University, Stonehill College, Dana Hall School, and Phillips Exeter Academy. Comeau regularly lectures on her work, fiber arts in a postmodern context, and visual voices of social justice.

    In addition to her solo studio practice, Comeau facilitates the emergence of artistic voices. A teaching artist for the Department of Youth Services since 2012, she works with youth serving sentences in secure treatment centers in Massachusetts. Comeau teaches at Eliot School of Applied Arts and Craft in Boston and taught at the Surface Design Association’s biennial conference in St. Louis, MO.