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ART & WRITING: A Multidisciplinary Workshop
June 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
A special workshop with the 2020 Dick Scuglik Memorial Residency Artists
ART & WRITING: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP
with writer Janée J. Baugher and artist Ginnie Cappaert
Join us for a full day of drawing, painting, and writing as we explore the creative possibilities when images and words collide. We will begin the day exploring the similarities in artists’ and writers’ creative processes with free-drawing and free-writing exercises. Next, we’ll work outdoors and create both artwork (watercolor, gouache, sketches, collage) and writing (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction) inspired by both memory and the natural world. The final segment of the day will involve merging our art (e.g., snippets of sketches, mini-watercolors, micro-gouache paintings) and our words (excerpts) on a single matrix (e.g., canvas, note card, collage paper) and sharing our interdisciplinary creations and creative visions with each other.
Participants should bring and of the following supplies that they would like to work with:
- Drawing supplies (large sketchpad, lead pencils, colored pencils, charcoal — optional)
- Watercolor supplies (paints, paper, brushes, receptacle for water, small canvas — optional)
- Gouache supplies (including collage paper)
- Other art supplies: scissor, tapes, glue, etc.
- Writing supplies (pens, notebook, laptop — optional)
- Other writing supplies: copies of favorite poems and prose excerpts with author attribution
- Bagged lunch and water bottle
- Clothes suitable for working outdoors
This program will take place IN PERSON both indoors and outside and will be limited to 12 participants. For everyone’s health and safety, we will follow current public health guidelines. Tuition for the workshop is $95. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member and save, please click here. To register online for this program, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.
Janée J. Baugher is the author of The Ekphrastic Writer: Creating Art-Influenced Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction (McFarland, 2020), as well as two ekphrastic poetry collections, Coördinates of Yes (Ahadada Books, 2010) and The Body’s Physics (Tebot Bach, 2013). Her writing has been published in numerous literary journals. She regularly collaborates with choreographers, dancers, composers, and visual artists, and her work has been adapted for the stage and set to music at University of Cincinnati–Conservatory of Music, Contemporary Dance Theatre in Ohio, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Dance Now! Ensemble in Florida, The Salon at Justice Snow’s in Colorado, Otterbein University, and University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Baugher teaches Creative Writing in Seattle, is currently a submission reader for the literary journal Boulevard.
Though Ginnie Cappaert‘s art is based on landscape as a subject, she is primarily interested in color, texture and abstracted forms. It is the landscape imagery and its deep space that she explores in her work by building up thin layers of oil paints then scraping and dissolving areas to create a final peaceful, subtle mix of texture and natural colors. Ginnie’s dedication to her art continues to inspire other artists and also builds upon her collector base. When she isn’t painting (which is almost every day) you can find her hiking, biking, horse back riding and enjoying the outdoors. She is inspired by the beautiful landscape surrounding her as well as her travels to the South West and Europe.