Category Archives: Past Workshops

Workshop – The Questions of ONLINE Curating

In this highly interactive, online workshop, participants will work collaboratively to apply the curatorial process to design and create compelling online projects. During the workshop, participants will work in small online groups to develop their ideas by answering a series of guided questions. At the end of the course, participants will get the opportunity to review either a design proposal or a working prototype with leading area curators.

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Workshop – Make Your Own Art Publication!


In April 2018, Essay’d hosted Dushko Petrovich (Assistant Professor of New Arts Journalism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and co-founder of Paper Monument) for a one-of-a-kind art publishing workshop funded by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. Dushko arrived with a well-deserved reputation for a very fun, positive, and down-to-earth approach to publishing, and over three weekends at Allied Media Projects participants worked to create a mockup of their own publications.

Workshop – Detroit Writes

In September and October 2016, Essay’d partnered with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to facilitate Detroit Writes, our first art writing workshop.


Intended to promote and support critical writing about art in the wider Detroit community, the two-part workshop — which focused on Subjective Cosmology, MOCAD’s exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Sanford Biggers — introduced participants to Essay’d’s processes and best practices before turning to a group discussion and short writing exercise about the exhibition, the themes behind it, and the multitude of ideas and impressions it raised.

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