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

Video Mondays


On Mondays, we look at videos of art critiques, interviews, and resource demos. Today we’ll discuss Leaning Into The Wind, the latest film by land artist and performance artist, Andy Goldsworthy. I’ll ask three questions for you to reply to in the comments, and then I’ll share the answers on Facebook during Friday Live!  At … Continue reading Video Mondays

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 see an interview with actress Charlize Theron about her new film, Tully, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. First, here’s the trailer for the film. As you watch this interview, … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Video Mondays


On Mondays, we look at videos of art critiques, interviews, and resource demos. Today we’ll critique the work of photographer and film director Jacob Sutton. I’ll ask three questions for you to reply to in the comments, and then I’ll share the answers on Facebook during Friday Live! At Artglish, we help artists and designers … Continue reading Video Mondays

Thursdays in Review


On Thursdays, we read reviews or news stories about art or design and study the language used to describe them. This week’s article is about Ryan Coogler, who directed Black Panther for Marvel. Here are the beginning paragraphs from Rolling Stone: It was late 2015, and director Ryan Coogler was feeling the call of Africa. … Continue reading Thursdays in Review

What’s New Mondays


On Mondays, we practice critique skills with new artworks in different mediums.  Today we’ll look at the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Don’t read this unless you have seen the movie.  There will be spoilers! When giving a critique, it’s polite to give both positive and negative feedback.  I’ll start and end with positive … Continue reading What’s New Mondays