ONLINE CLASS: Inspire Your Writing through Visual Art (2298)

Two Saturdays: November 5 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET Online

$90.00 (10% off for members)

Visual art can offer rich inspiration for writing, just as writing can deepen your connection to a work of art. Join Mary Hall Surface, a popular creative writing instructor at the National Gallery, Smithsonian Associates and more, to “write into art.” Discover how differently narratives unfold when told from shifting points of view inspired 20th-century Hungarian-American artist Lily Furedi’s Subway. Create atmosphere and evoke emotion in your writing, inspired by two works by 20th-century French artist Henri Matisse, including Open Window, Collioure. Experience close looking, word sketching, and rich imaginative writing. Designed for the curious and writers of all genres.

Each session is 90 minutes + 10 minutes post-workshop discussion.

Two Saturdays: November 5 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET Online

Mary Hall Surface, teaching artist, playwright, and theatre director, presents workshops nationwide as a Kennedy Center teaching artist, as a Smithsonian Associates guest artist, as the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s Writing Salon, and as a faculty member of Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom, 2014- 19. Her plays have been produced at theatres, museums, and festivals throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Canada, including 17 productions at the Kennedy Center. She has written and directed five plays for the National Gallery of Art inspired by visual art. She has been nominated for nine Helen Hayes Awards, receiving the 2002 Outstanding Director of a Musical. Mary Hall has published 12 plays, 3 original cast albums, 2 collections of scenes and monologues, an anthology of her plays and numerous articles. She was the founding artistic director of the DC’s Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival and a writer for Arena Stage’s films May 22, 2020 and The 51st State. The National Gallery of Arts’ Writing Salon was featured in The Washington Post Magazine. Learn more about Mary Hall’s approach to “writing into art” in a recent Ekphrastic Review interview.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.