is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks,"
the classical Greek lyric poet Simonides of Ceos. In this workshop, where no
calligraphy experience is needed, we will explore the use of abstract calligraphic
marks to make paintings that are inspired by poetry. We will work with the gestures
of letters, flourishes, use of different tools and materials as well as inward
reflection to begin our paintings. The more we can listen to our intuitive
self, the more honest, powerful and alive our paintings will be. We will also
integrate writing poetry as a way to further open the pathways to creativity.
poetry as our starting point, we will discuss how abstract paintings can have
an intrinsic connection to a 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, choosing
colors, value studies and cropping the page.
you are interested in looking for new inspiration for your abstract paintings,
if you enjoy poetry, if you want to have fun and make exciting discoveries,
then this is the class for you. You will leave this class with some finished
paintings and new inspiration to guide you.
Monday through Sunday, June 4 – 10, 2017
Class from 9am – 12noon each day
afternoons are free to continue art projects, hike, explore the amazing surroundings
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.