Past participants say Jan Krist‘s classes are “all things good” and “incredibly productive,” and praise her ability to bring out the best in students of all experience levels. A student last summer wrote, “Jan is an excellent teacher, offering believable encouragement and gentle, helpful feedback.”
There is a striking similarity between art and music. When we talk about a painting or a print, we note the way an artist has made their marks, the way the colors play off each other, the feel of the image, and so on. In this class your melodic lines are your marks, your chords are your colors , and your words create the images you want to convey.
We will focus heavily on lyrical construction and the power of clear, concise images. We will use writing exercises and be writing haiku poetry each day. We will also spend some time creating images with markers and paints, to spur creativity.
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 16+
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
We will begin each morning by reading the haikus students have written in their free time that morning. We will then have a creative exercise using either art or writing, or both. We will talk about elements of design (specifically anomaly and repeated forms) as they compare to songwriting elements.
On our first day we’ll create a handmade notebook in which to write our finished lyrics, decorating the cover with our song prompt. We’ll be looking at lots of art work and listening to many different kinds of songs. We will be using the bulk of our sessions to stir up our creative energies and spend blocks of time writing and sharing.
Participants wishing to create complex or ambitious projects should expect to spend additional time working outside of class.
When is class time?
Monday-Friday July 27 – 31, 2020 via Zoom from 9:45am-12:45pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
What can I expect to create?
Students will leave with a new song and a handmade notebook with artwork.
What do I need for class?
- markers, pens, pencils and other basic art supplies
- 10-15 pages of printer paper
- string or ribbon for binding the notebook
*If you are ordering supplies online, please place your order as soon as you can. Shipping times for art supplies have expanded considerably.
Program Fee: Please discern what you can afford.
Sliding Scale: $275 – $175 – $75
While we recognize the importance of the practice of art, faith and community in our lives at all times, we are especially sensitive to offering opportunities now. You can decide your payment level.
$275 – If you have already registered for a summer program class, this is the amount you have paid as a deposit. Choosing this option means you do not owe anything else.
$275 – If you are newly registering, this is our Student and Supporter Fee.
$175 – Regular Program Fee
$75 – Reduced Fee/Partial Scholarship
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Online Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the program here.
July 26 – August 1, 2020
Online terms and conditions: There are no refunds for online registrations, but they are transferable if you are unable to participate.
This class meets, Monday through Friday, from 9:45am – 12:45pm Pacific Time.
Date(s) - Jul 26, 2020 until Aug 1 2020