Writing and Art Workshop: Painting as Inspiration
As Ernest Hemingway is often credited as saying, “Each word is a brushstroke on paper.” In this workshop, delve into the artist’s world and fill your own canvas with words. During a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, choose one painting to use as inspiration for your writing while exploring the overlap between art and fiction. Along the way, discuss how art inspires literature and how to hone and perfect one’s voice, and share thoughts on the power of observation and writing techniques. Everyone is asked to share his or her work in progress and, in turn, receives feedback from the instructor and the group. At the end of the weekend, walk away with the first draft of a short story, or the first chapter of a novel, inspired by a work of art.
You'll Walk Away with
- The first draft of a short story, or the first chapter of a novel, inspired by a work of art
- An understanding of the overlap between art and writing
- Both new and experienced writers
- Writers looking for inspiration