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Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art

Capture Sensation

Morning Course

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Code: 1K0353
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This online program is presented on Zoom.
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A Conversation by Vanessa Bell, 1913-16 (The Courtauld Gallery © Estate of Vanessa Bell)

Discover how visual art can inspire creative writing and how writing can offer a powerful way to experience art. Join Mary Hall Surface, the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, for three online workshops that explore essential elements of writing and styles through close looking, word-sketching, and imaginative response to prompts.

The sessions spotlight a diverse range of visual art chosen to inspire writers of all experience levels to deepen their process and practice. Each workshop has a limited enrollment to maximize interaction among the instructor and students.

Surface is a teaching artist, playwright, and theatre director and producer. She presents workshops nationwide in creative writing, reflective writing and drama as a Kennedy Center teaching artist and museum educator. She was a faculty member at Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom.

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Inspired by 20th century British artist Vanessa Bell’s A Conversation and the writings of her sister, Virginia Woolf, experiment with capturing the inner and outer life of characters.

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