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Susan Fennel
Back by Popular Demand:
‘Words of Art’ (writing skills for artists)
Three One-Day Workshops with Janet Fennell (can be booked as one, two or three days)
Sunday, 05/03/17, 11:00-16:00 at BigCi
Sunday, 19/03/17, 11:00-16:00 at BigCi
Sunday, 02/04/17, 11:00-16:00 at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor

Who is this for?
Painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, performance artists, musicians, filmmakers, curators, artistic directors, visionaries and other creative souls.
Thrilled to be exhibiting, but dreading the pesky ‘chore’ of your artist statement? Need that grant (or residency), yet procrastinating over your CV and application? Looking forward to performing, but unsure about how to introduce yourself in the official program? Paid the website designer, and now you are feeling woefully short on content?
In an age of social media profiles, blogs, homepages, increased competition for decreased funding, the pressure is on us all to ‘tell it’ as well as ‘do it’ – so that clear and engaging writing is increasingly important. Yet, so often, artists are persuaded to write to impress rather than to genuinely communicate.
What to expect from the workshop?
Whether you need help with your thinking and planning, punctuation and grammar or with content, structure, tone and pace, ‘Words of Art’ will give you the practical tools to express yourself honestly, freely, and effectively in Plain Good English: English which is readily understood. In-class exercises and examples will illustrate all points of theory, while additional hand-outs, homework assignments, and recommended readings will make revision and further learning easy.
This workshop will take away the pain and frustration element (or sense of struggle) many visual and other non-verbal artists feel around the process of writing.  As with previous courses, ‘Words of Art’ will not tinker politely around the edges of a problem – just ‘fixing up’ and editing. Typically, participants will gain a whole new way of thinking about creating and producing written work, as well as a renewed confidence and enthusiasm around words and self-expression. Writing well is extremely empowering! Writing well means being understood!
Who is Janet Fennell?
Janet is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, reviewer, essayist and poet, who has an MA in Writing. She has been teaching writing skills for more than 15 years. Her short stories (general fiction, romance, science-fiction) have appeared in various magazines and newspapers, and her novel ‘Only Myself’ was published by HarperCollins. She spent many years working in library management, public relations and communications (including newsletter and book editing; writing speeches, press-releases, journal articles, research reports, proposals, brochures, grant applications, exhibition & trade-show texts) before turning to fiction and teaching.

Day 1 and Day 2 at the Art Shed at BigCi
Address: 82 Hanlons Road (North), Bilpin
Day 3 at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Address: George Street, Windsor.
Day 1 – Sunday, 5 March at BigCi
Day 2 – Sunday 19 March at BigCi
Day 3 – Sunday 2 April
at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.
From 10.30 for 11am sharp start till 4pm,
with 1 hour breakbring your own lunch.
Morning and afternoon tea provided.
$75 when booked for 1 day only
$140 when booked for 2 days
$195 when booked for 3 days
Includes all hand-outs, morning and
afternoon tea and tuition fees.

For all bookings and payments, please go to:

This is a unique workshop with very limited places, so book now not to miss out.
For any questions, please contact Rae Bolotin at

Presented by BigCi in partnership with Hawkesbury Regional Galleryhawkesbury-gallery-logo





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