Still Life: Mining the Painter's Pantry is an ekphrastic discover workshop on Zoom.
The centuries old painting genre of still life is an audience and collector favourite. What is it about a bowl of fruit or an old vase that we find so compelling?
For writers, the humble pantry paintings are actually a goldmine of inspiration when we look more carefully. Still life paintings were historically chock full of symbols of both status and spirituality.
In this workshop, we will learn a little bit about the history of still life paintings, dive into their historic symbols, view classic and contemporary creations alike, and stretch our imaginations with some creative exercises to generate ideas and poems or stories. We will also look at a few poems born from still life artworks.
Tuesday August 8 2023 from 3 to 5 pm eastern time.
Join us on Zoom on Friday August 11 to relax in the company of other writers.
We will be looking at a variety of artworks by women surrealist painters and using them to inspire our stories and poetry.
This is a casual, interactive, generative workshop, with a bit of background history but focused on creative exercises and community.
You can bring your favourite beverage to sip whether it is Shiraz or orange pekoe.
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