Creative Textiles and Crafts, July 8 – 26
Seema Mahajan, Pearl Academy of Fashion Faculty
Pavni Agrawal, Pearl Academy of Fashion Faculty
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
- The workshop will provide an enriched experience of creative textures and surfaces on fabrics through various hand techniques. It will include activities based on Expressing emotions through colors on fabrics, Reusing – Renew – Unraveling – Recreating textiles and Creating three dimensional Textiles and Collage. The learning outcome of the workshop will be achieved through exploring, understanding and expressing creativity in textiles and product development.
- Supplies (what to bring): Gloves- plastic or surgical and aprons or Lab Coat- 100% cotton, Apron, Hand sewing kits- Needles, Scissors, threads- embroidery and cotton, Material for impressions- leaves, threads, toy car wheels etc- as per participants, Threads, sequins, beads- wooden and glass- assorted for embroidery embellishment, Hand knitting and hand crochet needles- 2 sets each student. For example: http://www.knitpicks.com/knitting-needles-crochet-hooks.html
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Creative Writing Workshops
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: Flash Fiction, July 8 – 12
Jon Davis, Institute of American Indian Arts Creative Writing Department Faculty
Level: Open workshops are appropriate for all writers at any stage of development.
For our purposes, we’ll define a Flash Fiction as a piece of prose between 500 and 750 words that tells a story — either directly or indirectly. The best flash fictions evoke character, event, and deep mystery through compression and allusion. We’ll start out by surveying the field, reading some flash fictions by writers like Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jamaica Kincaid, and Etgar Keret. Then, using a series of sometimes highly unusual prompts, we’ll each write a story a day. In class, we’ll read them aloud and talk about how to sculpt and sharpen them for greater depth and impact.
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Writing Your Life: Mapping a Memoir, July 8 – 12
Emily Rapp, Santa Fe University of Art and Design Creative Writing Department Faculty
Level: The Intermediate/Advanced workshops are appropriate for writers who have some experience participating in creative writing workshops at: writing conferences, community writing groups, and/or college-level writing programs. Writers with significant experience with workshop are also encouraged to apply.
The memoirist is confronted with many questions: How do I shape my memories and particular journey into a story with universal significance? How do I write about myself as a character? If all memory is an interpretation, then how much responsibility does the writer of memoir have to the factual truth? During our weekend together, we will explore both the craft and ethics of memoir through in-class writing exercises, reading, and lively discussion. The primary goal of this workshop is to help you generate material from your personal experiences while examining the possibilities and pitfalls of memoir as a form, while also giving careful thought to structure and architecture. We will read two books – Half a Life by Darin Strauss, and Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje, so please have these on hand during our week together. All other reading material will be provided in class. If you are just beginning your memoir or have a large chunk of material with which to work, this class will help you generate material, deeply consider issues of structure, and help you map out a full-length manuscript.
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Southwest Photography Survey, July 15 – 19
Mary Anne Redding, Santa Fe University of Art and Design Photography Chair
Mary Anne Redding, Chair of the Photography department at Santa Fe University and Art and Design and former curator of photography at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe will offer a one week survey of the visual history of photography in the Southwestern United States with an emphasis on New Mexico, its current and historical boundaries, through lectures, discussion, original works of art, and museum and gallery visits. This course is designed to familiarize participants with the light, landscape, architecture, and peoples of the Southwest from the earliest images made in New Mexico to contemporary artwork of artists living and working in the southwest today.
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Louise Glück Master Class in Poetry, July 8 – 10 SOLD OUT Louise Glück
United States Poet Laureate (2003–2004)
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Level: The Master Class is appropriate for poets who have significant experience participating in creative writing workshops at: writing conferences, community writing groups, and/or college-level writing programs. Poets working on a book-length manuscript are also encouraged to apply. Application with writing sample is required; see Application Guidelines. This three day intensive workshop focuses on critique of participant original work, with an aim towards providing each writer approaches to revision: re-seeing, re-engaging, and refining submitted poems. Individual Conferences:
Participants who are accepted into Glück’s masterclass will have the opportunity to register for one of eight 30 minute slots for private consultation with Gluck. These workshops are available for an additional $50 fee, on a first come-first served basis. See application guidelines. > Register Here < Digging Out Diamonds: Strategies for Inspiring, Developing and Strengthening Poems, July 11 – 13 SOLD OUT Dana Levin, Santa Fe University of Art and Design Creative Writing Department Co-Chair Level: The Intermediate/Advanced workshops are appropriate for writers who have some experience participating in creative writing workshops at: writing conferences, community writing groups, and/or college-level writing programs. Writers with significant experience with workshop are also encouraged to apply. How do we dig out the diamond moments―moments of linguistic, imagistic, and musical intensity―from our free-writes, journal entries, abandoned, “failed” or resistant poem drafts? How can such “diamonds” help us intuit the developing shape of a poem-in-process and help it on its way? In this workshop we’ll look at some poetic strategies in sample poems, then turn to serious play (via exercises, collaborative collage, working with speech acts, Japanese Renga and more)―to generate our own fields in which to start digging. Participants will bring one poem from play to revised draft over the course of the three days (this will involve a little homework after each workshop session). > Register Here <