MFA: Poetry and Pictures Class
October 6 - December 15, 2011
Explore the MFA collections to find inspiration and content for your writing. Discover the deep relationships between visual art and poetry. The class includes presentations of artists and poets, group discussions, and a personalized tour of the galleries. Develop a polished poem or short prose and complete your project by creating an optional audio/video performance of your written work accompanied by fine art imagery or your personal photography.
Instructor: Jason Springer has been teaching the collection of the MFA since 2005, as an Educator in the Artful Adventures program. He is also responsible for bringing arts education and studio practice to Boston area organizations as a Community Arts Initiative Instructor. Jason has been writing poetry for many years and has recently started a series of work that draws inspiration from the visual arts. He is currently editing his first book of poems and short stories titled, Salting the Pool.