Artist signature workshop14th November 2016
Location: Pure Arts, Battle, Kent
I have an alterego - TheWrittenArtist, handwriting, signature and autograph coach, working with individuals and groups. Recently gave a very productive artist signature workshop at Pure Arts in Battle. http://www.pureartsgroup.co.uk/
Several responsive artists came up with some tremendous signature solutions. Signing work legibly, with a little flair and considered placing is such an important aspect of art, but often neglected.
TheWrittenArtist. Developing an artist signature – making your mark workshop
Create an artist's signature that makes your mark in the artworld. Clarify authenticity and legacy issues with a legible signature on your artworks that is in keeping with your medium and an enhancement of your style.
Guess the artist – signature game Famous, Anonymous or Illegible?
Session 1: Your artistic persona, personal branding, signature as ambassador
Activity 1: Starting where we are - identifying issues, legibility, appropriateness, style, aims, desire
Session 2: Historical, anonymous works, legacy
Issues: Authenticity, legacy, value
Activity 2: Collecting material to work with - names, words, symbols, figures, writing, drawing
Session 3: Contemporary context, collectors, value
Issues: Fashions and trends in signing works
Activity 3: Devising new symbols, letter formations - this is the magic bit! Artist monograms
The Goede Game - art game devised in memory of artist Jules de Goede. Finding the right place when there is no right place.
Session 4: Signature across media - best practice
Issues: Timing, digital online, copyright
Activity 4: Forming new signature, devising methods to practice and remember