Course Description

ONLINE: Join us in bringing creativity and insight to the experience of your life’s transitions — past, present or ongoing. In a participatory format, students will be guided by an artist in the creative process as they make several works inspired by their own transitions. We’ll use paper, pens, markers, magazines and other objects to make “art” that elicits a sensory response to experiences that may have been limited by old narratives. Each week will have a different theme. Sessions will begin with a short presentation and discussion, but the majority of the session will be spent making the artworks. This course is for anyone who wants to experiment with the use of imagery to gain insights, get fresh perspectives and explore new responses. No art background is needed. Our themes are: 1) Look Again, using art and metaphor to see anew; 2) Moving the Pieces, re-contextualizing difficult topics; 3) Mining the Gems, using insights, skills and transitional compost to update perspectives. | Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 30.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Shift: Making Art From Life's Transitions
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Sep 15, 2022 to Sep 29, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Required: Prior to the first session, select two or three significant transitions in your life and write two or three sentences (not a long story!) for each that capture the essence of that transition. The recommended reading is for additional context only and is not required.

Required supplies/fee: Students will need at least 10 sheets of plain paper, pens, pencils, markers, scissors, magazines that can be cut up and materials they find to use for collage making. If students have access to paints, they are welcome to use those but they are not necessary.

Recommended reading:
William Bridges, "Transitions" (9780738285405)
Ellen Langer, "On Becoming an Artist" (9780345456304)

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