In this series of writing workshops, you will experience:

•  The use of visual images as inspiration for moods, memories, and the raw materials of quick and simple free-form writing

•  Methods that gather words, phrases, and thoughts that are then eased into poetry, prose, or the delight of not having to make sense

•  Sketching and collage to inspire story, captions, and poetry and visa-versa

•  An unconventional approach to writing in a safe environment that disregards the inner critic, draws upon liberated play, and encourages lowered expectations to slip by perfectionistic tendencies

•  The generation of starters for anything from titles of paintings to memoirs that you’ll want to take further


For intimidated beginners, writers who can’t concentrate, seasoned writers wanting a novel approach, and anyone who loves words. No critique, only the spilling of feelings, thoughts, and subconscious ramblings onto the page.


Tuesdays, 1–3 PM

October 13–November 10 (5 Weeks, 10 Total Hours of Instruction)




We are pleased to offer this class online using Zoom video conferencing. This mimics, as closely as possible, what normally happens in our classrooms at the Athenaeum. In this time when many of us are experiencing anxiety and isolation, this format allows us to continue to provide enriching experiences of artistic growth and community building.


The technology to make this happen is quite simple. You only need a computer (phone or tablet) with a camera, microphone, and internet connection and we are here to help you should you experience any technical difficulties.


Once you register, look for an email with more information and detailed instructions in the week preceding the class start date.


Stay safe and be well! And thank you for your continued support of our school.


MATERIALS: Canson Mix Media Sketchbook, minimum size 9" x 12"; thin and thick permanent and water-soluble pens, no particular brand: watercolor pencils; pencils and gum erasers.


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