Drop-In Writing Sessions
Monthly program on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
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 in the El Pomar Grand Atrium of the Hamilton Building, level 1. All experience levels welcome, bring your own supplies or use one of our notebooks.
June 23: Word Play – What is home, and where is it? Writing and stories often relate to the idea of home, and how that safe place is often lost. Using Rupprecht Matthies’ ¿Being Home? for inspiration, explore these concepts, and recast the various places in your life that have served as home—the one place that time can’t steal anything from.
July 28: Letters to Strangers - Join us as we embark on letter writing as creative impulse, writing notes/postcards/epistles to the artwork we’ll be viewing, or perhaps to the artist herself—or to others, both intimates and strangers.
August 25: Masks and Totems – What is a totem? How does writing create masks, and how does writing help us to remove those masks? In this month’s writing session, we’ll do some writing about writing, and then some writing about how characters sometimes hide themselves from the world, and how—or when—they choose to reveal themselves.
September 22: What’s Going On—Exploring Our Current State – Some of the best writing is about the everyday, the small and mundane elements of what’s going on in our lives and our culture. With the exhibition Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch as our inspiration, we’ll write a little about our own current state of being, and what we see that’s going on.
October 27: The Real Person—Breaking Down Stereotype – What is real? How do we truly know one another? In this drop-in writing session we’ll take our cue from the Fritz Scholder exhibition Super Indian and explore concepts of character and persona, and how what we sometimes think—and see—isn’t always the whole story.
Free with museum admission; no reservations required.
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, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).