ONLINE CLASS: Inspire Your Writing through Visual Art (2106)

Three Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

$110 (10% off for members)

Visual art can offer rich inspiration for writing, just as writing can deepen your connection to a work of art. Join Mary Hall Surface, a popular creative writing instructor at the National Gallery, Smithsonian Associates and more, to “write into art.” Meet 17th century Dutch artist Judith Leyster through her Self Portrait and explore the complexity of character; enter 20th century African American artist Hale Woodruff’s Georgia Landscape and probe the power of place; and dive into 20th century African American artist Hughie Lee-Smith's Confrontation to imagine multiple narratives from a single source. Experience close looking, word sketching and imaginative writing. Designed for the curious and writers of all forms. Three Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Online Class.

Suggested Texts:

Slow Looking, by Shari Tishman (9781138240414)

World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (9781419728457)

Mary Hall Surface, teaching artist, playwright, and theatre director, presents workshops nationwide as a Kennedy Center teaching artist, as a Smithsonian Associates guest artist, as the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s Writing Salon, and as a faculty member of Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom, 2014- 19. Her plays have been produced at theatres, museums, and festivals throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Canada, including 17 productions at the Kennedy Center. She has written and directed five plays for the National Gallery of Art inspired by visual art. She has been nominated for nine Helen Hayes Awards, receiving the 2002 Outstanding Director of a Musical. Mary Hall has published 12 plays, 3 original cast albums, 2 collections of scenes and monologues, an anthology of her plays and numerous articles. She was the founding artistic director of the DC’s Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival and was a member of Arena Stage’s 2017 Playwrights’ Arena. The National Gallery of Arts’ Writing Salon was featured April 2017 in The Washington Post Magazine. Learn more at:

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781138240414
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Routledge - December 1st, 2017

World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419728457
Availability: Backordered
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018