‘Can I have a word…?’

Writing about Art can be tricky! You’re a great artist, but sometimes you need to write an essay or an article, and that’s not so easy! I’ve got some ideas and exercises that can help – they have helped many of my students already! So let’s get going!

Elements of Art

Every artist chooses from 7 basic elements to make their Art. Find out how to describe a piece of Art using these stylistic features.

Conversations with Art

Every piece of Art takes its place among countless others, either imitating or diverging from prior traditions. This sets up a ‘conversation’, a connection between one piece and another. See how to write about that when considering your Artwork.

Connecting with the world

Find out how to interpret the Artwork and link it back to the world, seeing what it might have to say, and why it matters.