The Artist’s Professional Toolkit: A Writing Class for Your Portfolio

Camille-sitting 12.4.2023


The Artist’s Professional Toolkit: A Writing Class for Your Portfolio with Camille LeFevre

Tuesdays, April 2 – 23, 2024 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm

  • Experience: All levels are welcome!
  • Materials: Participants bring a notebook and pen or laptop computer or tablet.
  • Registration: Each participant must enroll individually. Click the Cancellation Policy tab above for more info.
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center, Green Room in the Art Barn.

What’s the difference between an artist statement and artist bio? How do you write a compelling proposal? Want to learn how to exquisitely craft and then repurpose all three of these professional artist essentials when applying for workshops, exhibitions, residencies, funding, and commissions? Then this 4-session class is for you.

We know how difficult it is to face the blank page and write about yourself in a way that perfectly reflects you and your artistic practice. So, we’ll do all of this together. Through a step-by-step process, many examples for inspiration, and lots of revision, your bio, statement, and proposal will come into focus. You’ll complete this professional workshop with your bio, statement, and proposal elements ready to plug into or be easily repositioned for any opportunity that comes along.

24 0402 CL

Camille LeFevre

Camille LeFevre

Camille LeFevre, B.A., M.A., based in Northern Arizona, has written for online and print publications from Hyperallergic to Dance Magazine, Architectural Record to Audubon, American Craft to Southwest Contemporary. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Bridge Eight, Thin Air Magazine, Herstry, The Ekphrastic Review, and other publications. Her art catalog and book essays include “A Bestiary of Inquiry” for Artistry, “Once Upon a Time…” for Rebecca Krinke’s Bedtime Stories: Sculptures Reimagined, “Lineage: Ranee Ramaswamy” for Women in Dance Vol. 1, and “To Catch the Fact: Vesna Kittleson’s Self Portraits” for Synthesis: Art by Vesna Kittleson. She’s also written an ekphrastic essay on Moira Bateman’s fabric sculptures.

She’s taught senior seminars in arts journalism at the University of Minnesota and taught in the graduate school of Liberal Studies, and currently teaches arts writing at the American Institute of Indian Arts. She’s the 2023 recipient of the Scuglik Memorial Residency in ekphrastic writing with Write On, Door County in Wisconsin. She teaches ekphrastic writing in galleries and museums, including NewStudio Gallery in St. Paul where she’s gallery director. She’s working on a memoir about life in Arizona’s red-rock country and a book of ekphrastic poems.

Bring a notebook and pen or laptop computer or tablet.

Cancellation Policy

Registration and Cancellation Policies


  • Each student must enroll individually.
  • Classes must be paid in full upon registration.
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center Office at 928-282-3809, ext. 1.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

In-Person and Online Classes Cancellation

  • Students must cancel or transfer at least 7 days prior to the first day of class.
  • If a student cancels or transfers before the 7-day cut-off, a $40 fee will be applied.
  • No refunds if a student cancels within 7 days before the first day of the class.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the class for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.