is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks," said the classical
Greek lyric poet Simonides of Ceos. But can we capture the silence of poetry in
our paintings without being able to read the words? By connecting with a poem
at an innate level and integrating that with concepts of abstract art your
calligraphic expression can expand beyond where you have ever thought it could
me on this journey of exploration and innovation that incorporates the strokes
and gestures of letters, flourishes, use of different tools and materials,
meditation and inward reflection. We
will connect to the flow of our intuition as we paint and also write our own
poetry, further opening the pathways that make creativity happen.
poetry as our starting point, we will discuss what elements can help abstract
paintings have an intrinsic connection to the poem. This includes the quality
of line, size of strokes, shapes, direction of energy, color, value and
texture. We will use sumi ink and watercolor to do exercises in calligraphic
mark making, asemic writing, choosing colors, value studies and cropping the
your next step in calligraphy is to take it beyond what you thought you were
capable of doing, if you are looking for greater fulfillment in your work, if
you want to have fun and make exciting discoveries, and if you are ready to
relax the standard definition of what calligraphy is, then this is the class
for you. You will leave this class with several paintings ready to frame and
new inspiration to guide you.
Monday through Sunday, June 4 – 10, 2017
Abiquiu, New Mexico
Questions? Call Sherrie 707-528-1723
Click here to Register through Ghost Ranch.
Materials list will be sent on request or when registered.