Learn to find inspiration from a variety of sources in this course for writers who need to jumpstart their creativity.
What you can learn.
- Learn how to use various art forms and jumping-off points for your own writing
- Read published works that use art as inspiration to see how professional writers use this technique
- Start new projects you can continue to develop after class ends
- Give and receive feedback on materials developed in class
About this course:In this cross-genre creative writing course, we explore how writing ideas can spring from visual artworks, which are, in essence, a representation of our lives without the use of language. We examine specific works of art including Renaissance painting, Dutch still life, abstract expressionism, and 20th century photography and collage, then read the poetry, short fiction, and essays that evolved from the work. By the end of the course, students will have sparked a number of new projects they can continue after class ends.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. Materials required.