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.
Jan writes, “Artists are all influenced by those who came before us, but there’s a point at which we must find our own style, message, and voice. Come spend a week in meditation and deliberate seeking, and find your gift, your own voice.”
The Guild songwriting class is a safe and encouraging environment to share and learn more about the craft we love. Whether a beginner or a pro you’ll find room to create, and encouragement to excel.
We will begin with an evening of swapping songs. This is a great way to introduce yourself to your fellow students. You’ll be asked to keep a journal while at the Guild, and to write in it every morning. Each student will be given a song assignment /prompt to work on for the week. Our mornings will start with a creative writing exercise, followed by independent time to write and roam. After lunch, we will meet to discuss songwriting in depth and to explore craft, acquire new tools, and hone our songs. At the end of the week, participants will share the song they have written at a concert for the Guild community.
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 18+
Class time will be casual, fun , and challenging in the best way. Our week will begin with exercises designed to kick start the writing process. The first few days will be filled with instruction, conversation, and opportunities to work on the song assignment or prompt. The second half of the week will be spent analyzing and re-writing our work in a supportive and affirming atmosphere.
Participants should expect to invest significant time beyond scheduled class hours in order to participate in class activities and complete their songs within the week.
What can I expect to create?
Most students finish one song, but we have had students finish as many as three.
What should I bring to class?
Bring a blank notebook & something to write with. A thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, and tablet, smart phone, or laptop are also helpful.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $645-$1175
- Private Room – $1175
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $860
- Library Dorm: $725
- RV Hookup: $695
- Guild Tent $680
- Own Tent: $645
Commuter Cost: $400
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2019 Program: Opening. Learn more about the Summer Program.
July 28 – August 3, 2019
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jul 28, 2019 until Aug 3 2019