If you’ve ever faced the beast that is writer’s block, then this is the series for you. We’ll focus on ways to approach the blank page. Together, we will work with exercises designed to generate ideas for image based poems that will be incorporated into a journal we create using mixed-media techniques. Ultimately, you will produce and keep an artistic journal in which you intertwine your text with visual imagery.
Instructors: Laura Van Prooyen and Maggie Hilburn
Dates: Mon., Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:30-8pm
CPE Credits: 6 Language Arts
Fee: $115 (including art supply fee)
Class Limit: 15
Laura Van Prooyen is the author of the collection of poems, Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press) and Our House Was On Fire (forthcoming). Recent work appears in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and The Southern Review, among others. Van Prooyen earned her MFA in Poetry at Warren Wilson College, and she teaches creative writing at Henry Ford Academy in San Antonio.
Maggie Hilburn is a practicing artist and educator. She holds a BFA and MA from Texas Tech University. Hilburn is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has taught secondary art for over six years, and is interested in investigating the various intersections of art, science and literacy.