Voice and Vision: An Image and Text Workshop
Students explore the relationship of word to image, learn to use text as visual image, and discover the importance of the unexpected through various types of word play and random pairings of text with visual ideas. Each session begins with a writing exercise designed to unlock different modes of creative thinking. The rest of the class time is spent creating images that incorporate ideas from the writings, utilizing the text itself as imagery, or constructing layers of word and image that build upon each other. As words "conjure up" images, images will also invite verbal elaboration. We will study diverse historical roots of image/text including illuminated manuscripts, Jung's Red Book, Kahlo's notebooks, Cubists, and Surrealists, and discuss contemporary artists using text such as Ed Ruscha, Cy Twombly, Karen Schiff, and Carl Andre, among others.
“I loved this class. It really inspired creativity and Pam was an amazing and knowledgeable teacher.” –Voice and Vision student, 2012