Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. — Leonardo da Vinci
In this 6-week class, we’ll let the visual language of paintings inspire our writing as we learn to see subjects in a new way and explore our relationship to the world and ourselves. We’ll experiment with potent imagery and color in our poems; generate new approaches to articulating what’s observed; and open our writing up to the insights, feelings and connections that visual arts arouse in us. Each week, students will read and discuss classic and contemporary poems, focusing on form and subject. We will do painting-inspired written exercises and workshop one another’s poems, offering attentive and considered feedback. The opportunity to submit your work to a Colorado based literary magazine will be offered and we will practice live poetry readings in a safe, supportive environment. Paintings and poems will be age appropriate in context and will hone skills in observation and critique.
*Please note: We have a no refund policy. This class is scheduled to be in person. Be sure to visit our COVID FAQ page for up to date information.