Pick up a pencil and spark your creative interests in these informal writing sessions. With the help of a DAM instructor, try your hand at a new writing topic every month, while visiting various museum galleries.
Meet on level 1 of the Hamilton Building.
March 28: Depth and Detail: Freezing the Moment
Often the best poems and scenes are distinct and vivid flashes of moments, frozen in time—much like a great deal of art, including the work from Depth and Detail: Carved Bamboo from China, Japan, and Korea. This session we’ll describe the moments in the artwork in front of us, and then we’ll ask the question: what happens next? By doing so, we’ll learn a bit about scenes and cause-effect relationships in all writing, from plays to stories to poems.
April 25: Exploring Place is Always a Search For Home
What is home? What is place, and how does it define us? Join us for this thematic writing session, where we wrestle with these important questions, and how they relate to our world and our understanding of self. Session will happen in Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place.
May 23: The Sound of One Hand Writing: Asian Forms
We’ll practice traditional Japanese forms, including the haiku, tanka, and renga. Come prepared to write sparely, vividly, and to count some syllables.
June 27: Expressing Ourselves: Inspiration Drawn from Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford
The great thing about abstract art is that it’s bold and captivating, and yet most works are non-representational. That is, they are not depictions of actual things. We’ll use these abstractions to force us toward expression—idea, emotion, philosophy, characters—and therefore into language and story. Come ready to be moved by the work of Clyfford Still and Mark Bradford.
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Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).