Not every artist finds it easy to write about their work – in fact, many might say that they prefer to leave the writing to curators and critics. To the naysayers, I say: consider this… Writing about your art can have a dual benefit. It can help you think through the process and the intent while engaging with the viewer on a deeper level. One of the major benefits of this is a stronger following and – we hope! – sales of your work. Here in the Berkshires, we have just the thing to help you put pen to paper – MCLA’s Tricks of the Trade, a professional development seminar series for artists and creatives. The January session is “Writing: How do artists write about their work?” - this workshop will look at a plethora of artist statements to understand what connects us most to the work. You will then use these techniques to write our own statements. Please click here for more information – sign up for the free January 12th session at Kidspace at MASS MoCA in North Adams!