WHAT IS ARTWRITE?
WHY SHOULD I WRITE ABOUT ART?
ArtWrite is perfect for remote work
ArtWrite is free
ArtWrite is a fun and easy way to develop a daily writing practice
ArtWrite is appropriate for all ages.
ArtWrite can be used as creative prompts or to practice elements of craft
ArtWrite can be used by teachers.
The images on ArtWrite come from living artists all over the world (with their permission), so it’s a great way to learn about contemporary art
ArtWrite always includes links to the artists’ pages so you can see more of their work and learn about them
Posting on ArtWrite provides writers with a simple way to put their voice into the world and get feedback from other writers.
Read more about the benefits of ArtWrite in author Leigh Stein's newsletter
HOW DO I WRITE ABOUT ART?
There are no rules for how to respond to the images, but here are a few ideas to get you going:
describe the image but don’t just focus on what you see; try to employ all five senses
use as much figurative language as you can to describe the image (focus on metaphors, similies, and personification)
explore a memory that the work brings up for you
imagine what the subject(s) of the painting might be thinking or saying in an interior monologue/dialogue
choose an object in the image and explain how it got there
play the campfire game and pick up where the previous post left off.
email ArtWrite with any questions or if you need guidance
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