This course aims to help artists get better at writing about their own work. Many students may choose to focus on crafting an artist statement. The work we do in class will also be useful for grant applications, advocating for your work to the press and the public, and deepening your under- standing of your own work in critical context. The class will begin with exercises in critical writing focused on art by other people. Eventually, we will turn the focus onto our own practices, at which point we will choose and refine a culminating project, workshopping our writing as a group.