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Art Writing for Students


Programme IDAEP0620834
Programme TypeWorkshops
Recommended Size 20 - 40
Language English
Programme Format On-site, Digital, Blended (mix of on-site and digital)
Cost $1040.00 Per session
Primary Art Form - Sub-Genre Visual Arts - Art History/Theory
Student Profile Secondary Upper, JC/CI, ITE
Secondary Art Form - Sub-Genre -
Venue (where applicable)


Programme Synopsis As a student, writing about art seems like a daunting task! Often we might run into situations where we need or want to write about art but are not sure where or how to begin. This workshop explores art writing as a hands-approach, focusing on the key writing formats for art students in school. Students will learn about basic structures in writing art with fun activities and templates. This will be followed by a deep dive into specialised techniques such as visual analysis and research. Throughout this entire workshop, students will be writing in short-form through step-by-step templates and will also receive several rounds of facilitator feedback. They will be able to delve deep into writing compelling exhibition reviews, essay and artist statement. Putting themselves in the shoes of an art writer, students will also consider writing for an audience, taking into account accessibility, vocabulary and detail.
Focus Areas Appreciate Arts & Culture, Acquire Skills & Knowledge, Articulate Thoughts & Ideas
Point of Emphasis Industry Explorations
Lesson Goal #1 To expand students vocabulary and ideas around visual art.
Lesson Goal #2 For students to be able to write about art confidently.
Lesson Goal #3 To be able to consider the profession and roles of an art writer.

The Tote Board Arts Grant was introduced in 1995 to encourage the development of a vibrant arts culture in schools, and to promote arts appreciation amongst students.

Each year, all MOE schools and ITE Colleges may opt-in to receive the Arts Grant. Schools may use the grant to subsidise the purchase of programmes under the NAC-AEP and for the Artist-in-School Scheme (AISS).

All approved programmes are listed on the NAC-AEP Directory and come with a valid Letter of Eligibility.

To purchase this programme, contact the representative listed on the Programme Detail Page and make contractual arrangements directly with the programme provider.

Please ensure that a valid Letter of Eligibility (LOE) is obtained. Note that MOE procurement guidelines apply.

Payment should be made directly to the programme provider. Claims for the Arts Grant should be made via IFAAS and in accordance to Grant Guidelines.

Programme providers are permitted to make changes to the following aspects of an NAC-AEP, according to the school’s needs:

  • Programme duration, including no. of sessions
  • Cost of programme
  • Class size

Under the above conditions, schools can make claims based on revised programme costs using the same Programme ID listed on the Letter of Eligibility (LOE).

The following changes are not permitted when customising programmes:

  • Changes to content
  • Inclusion of non-approved instructor(s)

Offered by:

CoCreation Workshop

A circle of artists creating experimental art workshops to connect schools, families & communities


Tan Peiling 97775546 peiling@cocreation.sg   Visit provider page

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