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1:1 session 'Tailor-made text' writing support

Tailor-made sessions designed to produce a piece of writing for a specific purpose (artist statement, applications, website, publicity, exhibition blurb etc). Through a collaborative, conversational method, we will hone your writing to produce a statement which is as distinctive and evocative as your practical work.

2 sessions, one of which can easily be via phone or Facetime/Skype if more convenient

I recently had Melody’s help with a application that I was quite nervous about writing. I completed the form in 2 days (which, normally would have taken me a good 2 weeks of waffling, deleting, re-thinking and mainly just being stressed!) Melody helped me to focus on what I needed to write, by talking about and structuring paragraphs (in the colours that suited me too - I’m dyslexic!), giving me the confidence to keep going at times where I was unsure, and most importantly (I hate this bit) editing my writing so that I didn’t repeat myself as much and that the words generally flowed a-lot better. Thank you Melody, I’m really looking forward to your writing workshop and ‘crafting’ together an artist statement that I might actually be happy with!

Rosie Deegan - artist/jeweller, Hothouse 2017

I have written a few statements about my work and practice but always felt that they weren’t expressing what I wanted to say. I decided to book a session with Melody on her artist statement writing class. I’m so glad I did. I had a 1:1 session and Melody put me at ease about writing straight away. We looked at structure of statements, target audiences and examples of various types of statements. Through handling and observing my work we generated key words which helped me build on my original statement. Melody was very friendly and encouraging and I now feel that I can write more confidently about my work and structure it for the right audience. I also received an audio recording of our session which has been extremely useful to revisit. I would definitely recommend her session for anyone who, like me, would rather make work than write about it.

Karen Lester - jeweller, Artist in Residence BCU 2017