This workshop outlines a process of reflection and articulation that will guide the reluctant artist to write about their work. The goal is to enable participants to express; in their own voice, the uniqueness of their practice, while also helping them move forward creatively. Artist and mentor Lyla Rye will begin with statement guidelines and discussion about the act of writing, as a visual person. Participants will be provided with examples of artists’ statements and online resources and have the task of writing broken down into manageable components.
This workshop is offered in two parts. In part 1 we’ll look at guidelines and examples and in part 2 we’ll get to writing. We recommend registering for both parts, but you are also welcome to register for either part independently.
Part 2 of this workshop is on October 12, 2022.
Lyla Rye began her studies in architecture, then focused on drawing and painting during an undergraduate degree at York University. After completing a Master’s degree at the San Francisco Art Institute, she focused on installation, video and photography. Rye has been practicing professionally and exhibiting actively for over 30 years. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally.
Lyla Rye has taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, University of Guelph, Queen’s University, University of Toronto Continuing Studies, Toronto School of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute and in the Art and Art History Department at Sheridan College joint with University of Toronto Mississauga. For over 5 years she coordinated the studio intensive, post-degree program at Toronto School of Art, leading group seminars as well as mentoring a student in the program each term. She has been an admissions juror for both secondary and post-secondary programs, a juror for provincial artist grants and an examiner for 5 Master of Fine Arts thesis defenses and an external advisor for 3 MFA candidates.
Since 2013 Rye has been mentoring visual artists through Mentor Lyla Rye.
This program is delivered through Zoom, you only need to register once per device.