Art Criticism

So you want to criticise art? Would you know how to translate your thoughts into a published article in a magazine, newspaper or on the web? In this introductory course you will learn ways of approaching and looking at art, how to put your appreciation into words, and how to market and promote your written work for publication...

Taught by: Charmian Griffin, Andrew Marsh.

Description

So you want to criticise art? Would you know how to translate your thoughts into a published article in a magazine, newspaper or on the web? In this introductory course you will learn ways of approaching and looking at art, how to put your appreciation into words, and how to market and promote your written work for publication.

The course will equip you with the tools to think and write critically about contemporary art. You will develop skills in observation and research, and study aspects of writing itself, from style and form to dissemination. A major outcome of the course will be a 700-word review of an art exhibition, which each student will be asked to write.

Topics covered

  • A group visit to an exhibition in London, plus other recommended visits.
  • Discussing ideas and gaining feedback on your written work.
  • Developing an individual critical approach and writing style.
  • Exploring opportunities for publishing work.
  • Relationships between art, galleries and the press.

Who should take this course?

  • Those wishing to improve their critical skills and looking for ways of finding a personal voice.
  • Graduates who want to enhance their understanding of the art press.
  • Students thinking of pursuing a career in arts journalism.

Level: Suitable for both beginners as well as those with some previous knowledge.

Entry requirements: A good grasp of spoken and written English

Tutor information

Charmian Griffin is a writer, editor and digital producer.  Writing on art and technology, and, most recently, working as the editor of Artfinder and Arc, she has also produced films and digital projects for Tate, Channel 4, Royal College of Art and ArtRabbit.


Andrew Marsh has a BA in Fine Art from Norwich School of Art, and an MA in Fine Art Administration and Curatorship from Goldsmiths. He teaches on BA Architecture: Space and Object and BA Communication, Criticism and Curation at CSM. He is a freelance gallery manager and has curated and managed exhibitions and events in London, Birmingham, Dusseldorf and New Delhi (to mention a few); he writes for 'Flash Art', various artists' monographs and other publications.

Materials

There is no specific materials list for this course. A list will be sent nearer the time or materials will be discussed on the first day of the course.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/01/2017 - 14/03/2017Tuesdays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£495Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
10/07/2017 - 14/07/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£495Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
21/08/2017 - 25/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£495Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket