Wordy Wednesdays


On Wednesdays, we look at artist/designer statements or About pages and discuss the vocabulary they use to describe their work. Today we’ll look at the About page of Julie Gautier, a deep sea diver and underwater filmmaker. Below is one of her short films called Ama. Here is the text from her About page, in … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays

Let’s Talk Tuesdays


On Tuesdays, we watch talks or interviews with artists and designers and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence. This week we’ll hear Yasmine Naghdi speak about the Gailene Stock Memorial Award Workshop. As you watch this interview, consider these questions: Does the artist speak clearly and with confidence? Does she use … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Thursdays in Review


On Thursdays, we read reviews or news stories about art or design and study the language used in them. This week’s article is about the importance of tap, featuring dancers Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. Grant. Here are three paragraphs from Dance Magazine, in italics. In the 20-plus years since they’ve known each … Continue reading Thursdays in Review

Wordy Wednesdays


On Wednesdays, we look at artist/design statements or About pages and discuss the best vocabulary to describe the work. Today we’ll look at the artistic statement of Kevin Iega Jeff, the artistic director of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. Below is a clip from Indumba, their latest production. Here is the text from his About page, … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays

Let’s Talk Tuesdays


On Tuesdays, we watch talks or interviews with artists and designers and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence. This week we’ll listen to Naoya Ebe, a principal dancer for the National Ballet of Canada, in one of the Meet A Dancer talks on their website. As you watch this interview, consider … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Video Mondays


On Mondays, we look at videos of art critiques, interviews, and resource demos. Today we’ll discuss the Just Jerk Crew, who performed in the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics. I’ll ask three questions for you to reply to in the comments, and then I’ll share the answers during Friday Live! What do you think of … Continue reading Video Mondays