Module 4: ARTIST STATEMENT by Monique Oliver


A step-by-step guide to crafting an Artist Statement you can feel justifiably proud of! 


"Wow...what an informational course by a generous passionate teacher.  My confidence has definitely grown. It's given me a structure to follow and the focus I need.  I had my first pieces shown in a gallery,  entered my first art competition and because of the course had all the information I needed and consequently have been short-listed for an Emerging Artist prize, all within 3 months!"
Sarah Trenchard - 3D Artist & Framer

Lesson Contents:


INTRO VIDEO: How to use the Learning Platform

VIDEO 1 : Your Statement
  1. The ArtEtypes Arsenal
  2. How this Module fits in to the Program
  3. What is an Artist Statement?
  4. How is it Structured?
  5. Your Artist Statement is...
  6. Your Artist Statement is not...
  7. What to think about when crafting your statement
  8. Things to ask yourself

VIDEO 2: Examples
  1. Artist Statement Example
  2. Walk through of Example
  3. 3 x Artist Statement Examples
  4. 2 x Exercises to help with your Artist Statement
  5. Final Reminders
  6. Worksheet
  7. What Next?

WORKSHEET 1: A comprehensive worksheet designed to get you clear about WHAT to include in your own statement and step-by-step walk-through on HOW to structure it.


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Can I choose just 1 or 2 modules from the ArtEtypes program or do I need all of them?

The first 7 ArtEtype modules, when studied as an entire program offer a solid foundation, I call your “ArtEtypes Arsenal”.  They are designed for any artist or creative looking to make a decent living from the work they create OR who are looking to achieve consistent sales in their business.  However, while this is the ideal scenario, each module can also work alone to plug skills gaps as necessary if budget is an issue.

When does this course start?

Whenever it suits you! This is a self-paced online workshop that you can work through at your own pace.

How long do I have to complete the lesson?

You have lifetime access as long as you don’t do anything to break the rules – you know, like repurpose the content or share your login with others, you can work through this lesson as many times as you like, for as many projects as you need. 

Can I share my access to this course with my friends or colleagues?

Your access and login are personal to you and should NOT be shared with anyone else.  The modules are all available separately to make them accessible even if your budget is tight.  If, for some reason, you have more than 3 people who need access to the same modules, then please contact me to discuss a group license.

Will you be on hand to answer my questions?

I have designed the majority of lessons and bundles to be stand-alone/self-study at a reasonable price to make them as accessible as possible to everyone. You are welcome to reach out for help and support with any of the lesson material in the private Facebook support group where there are other students on hand who have already completed all the modules. I am also an admin of that group and am there on occasion. However, if you feel you would prefer to have direct access to me on a regular basis, then please consider signing up for the MASTERMIND package when it becomes available as this will included weekly coaching calls with me in groups of no more than 8-10 students.

If this course isn’t for me – Can I get a refund?

I offer a 30-day REFUND GUARANTEE should you feel you have not benefitted from the course content provided.  However, you will be asked to evidence that you have watched all the videos and completed all the worksheets for any modules purchased prior to a refund being issued.  In the first instance please contact me directly.

How does the course work? Will you be emailing out content? Do I need to be available at set times?

Nope, it’s all set up in the website backend so you can work through everything in your own timeframe. When planning my online classes, I thought long and hard about the best way to manage them and about what would work best for you and me – and I think flexibility is key. Personally, when I sign up to something, I want to ride that wave of enthusiasm and get started straight away! If life gets in the way and I’m not able to finish, that can be a shame. So, I’ve built the class in a way that will work for you whatever timescale you’re on. No need to be available for live webinars or any of that stuff – it’s all in the lesson ready and waiting for you!

What order should I study the ArtEtypes modules/lessons in?

The first 7 modules/lessons in the ArtEtypes program are the most important and while they will "stand-alone" to fill in gaps in skill sets - they are designed to build on top of each other to offer artists and creatives a solid base from which to grow.  If you decide to take advantage of all the lessons, they should be studied in NUMERICAL order beginning with module 1 through to module 7.

What's included?

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Worksheet 1 - AS1 - Crafting Your Artist Statement
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