Tuesday, September 07, 2010

New Fall Classes and Workshops

Life Drawing Group
Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm
Sessions $5 to $7 (depending on participation)
No instruction, just drawing.

Poetry: Creative Meditation
Thursdays, 10-11:30
Sept 16 - Nov 4, 2010
$55 for 8 weeks or $8 per class
Instructor: Wendy McVicker

Writing poetry (loosely defined as concentrated language, "language with a little luck in it," metaphorical and image-rich language) can be a deeply satisfying way to consider and name one's own experience in and of the world. In this class, we will read poems and other writings that call us to this kind of attention, and write our own poems and short prose pieces. We will share our work, encouraging each writer to find her/his own way through the thicket of self-discovery. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome; we are all on the same path.

Wendy McVicker has over 20 years of experience as a teaching poet; in schools, prisons, libraries, art centers and hospitals. She is a member of the Ohio Arts Council's Arts Learning program. She has worked with people of varying abilities and most ages. Her poetry has appeared in small journals (most recently, Riverwind) and in the collection, Red Thread Gold Thread (ed. Alan Cohen).

To sign up contact ARTS/West weekdays 10am-4pm at 740/592-4315
or email us at artswestathens@gmail.com