Explaining your ideas in studio

By explaining your work you:

  • guide audience interaction with your work
  • learn through discussion and debate with peers and tutors
  • share ideas and concepts within a creative community
  • develop skills needed as creative practitioner after you leave art schoolPicture26

You may be asked to present research folders and sketchbooks. You will also explain your work in verbal (oral and written) forms such as:

Image: Myra Ostacchini

A very useful introductory text about language and art and design is Michael Clarke’s Verbalising the Visual: Translating Art and Design into Words. Commonplace’s Jargon Buster and Writing PAD’s Glossary are also useful guides to the words you may come across in the context of GSA. Artists Talkingshowcases a number of artists writing about their work and practice.