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Date(s) - Sat Oct 17, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Blanton Museum


Have you ever stared for hours at a painting? Or felt so captivated by a piece of art that you felt it was speaking to you personally?  This workshop explores creative writing as inspired by artwork at the gorgeous Blanton Museum—paintings, sculpture, and interactive installations. Writers will have the opportunity to imagine themselves inside their favorite painting, to interview the portraits in the gallery, and just in general feast their eyes and creative spirits.  Sharing and feedback is optional; this workshop caters to each student’s unique interests and inspirations.

WHERE: The Blanton Museum. We will meet by the front entrance on the UT campus at noon.

WHO: Boys and girls, 5th-7th grade

WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015. 12:00pm-2:00pm.

COST* AND REGISTRATION: $95/student (includes cost of entry). Email workshop instructor Jaime at jdeblanc@grandecom.net!

*Sliding scale available by request.

WHAT TO BRING: Writing utensil, notebook, artistic tendencies.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Jaime deBlanc-Knowles is a fiction writer who grew up obsessed with Roald Dahl, dragons, and poetry. For three years, she taught English and creative writing at the Khabele School, where she had the privilege of working with some of the most inspired and entertaining kids of all time. Her fiction has been published in Meridian and Post Road, and she has attended residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Lighthouse Works. She is currently completing a novel.

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