Saturday 25th Novmber 11am - 1pm
2 hour Group Workshop
Makers are increasingly expected to communicate their ideas and the narratives surrounding their practice through engaging and evocative writing. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your motivations and passion for your work, but it can be daunting and difficult to know how to start.
Learn to develop your own voice within your writing, to create unique descriptions which reflect the quality and craftsmanship of your making practice.
What we will do:
Makers make objects, and my approach to crafting a written statement is to start with the objects, to see where they lead and what ideas emerge. Through a series of object-focused exercises, and conversations with other makers, you will begin to experiment with different styles of writing to free up your creativity in writing. You will begin to discover your own voice, and will create a short piece of writing which can be used on its own or as a starting point for development.
Please bring something to write with/on (whatever format works for you). You will also need to bring a recent piece of work, but nothing too big/fragile!
Tea, coffee, cake will be provided.
Hotel Elephant Studios, Elephant & Castle, SE17 3EP
"I chose to sign up to the Melody's writing workshop as I struggle to put my creative ideas and reasoning behind my work into words. I found the exercises to be very useful and the session well structured to get the most out of ourselves and the time. In particular I really valued the examples that Melody gave us of effective artist statements and identifying elements like tone of voice and structure. Since I took the course I have done some editorial work writing about other designers and I have often looked at my session notes for helpful advice and reference!"
- Isabella Mitchell, illustrator and content creator for SCP