Under the Influence: Art, Writing and Inspiration

Spring 2015 quarter

Taught by

art history
creative writing, sustainability, public policy

What are the relationships among art, writing and transformation?  Have artists been inspired by creative writing and have writers been inspired by art?  The answer is a resounding yes!  In this interdisciplinary art and writing class we will explore examples of mutually creative influence coming from these sister arts.  In turn we will create art and writing that draws on these twin sources of creativity, with a special emphasis on relationship to environment and place.  We are concerned with art and writing that addresses both cultural and personal transformation. We will learn the formal analysis of art and literature so that we can engage in "close reading" of both. Also, we will read literature that shows the many ways that works of art can be cherished and understood throughout time.  Our primary studio practices will be drawing, assemblage, book arts and collage. Students will also engage in creative writing workshops that often involve art. 

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

Education, writing/editing, museum studies, visual arts.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: This class will meet every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m.  We will meet for five full Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16, and May 30, 2015. 


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

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Required Fees

$35 for art supplies.

Registration Information

Credits: 8 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 50


Course Reference Number

So - Sr (8 credits): 30031

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