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Shapes and Colors: Paths to Poetry

Facilitator: Ellen Goldsmith

Location: FAM Main Lobby

Contact Hours: 2

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Materials: Planning materials 

In works of art, we respond to shape and color. This hands-on workshop will explore our responses from a number of vantage points: 1.) Looking at paintings, 2.) Responding to poems that take different shapes, and 3.) Engaging in collage activities where shape and color trigger words. Participants will brainstorm about how the activities they engaged in and what they experienced will fulfill learning and creative objectives they have for their students.

Facilitator Bio: Ellen Goldsmith is the author of three books of poetry -- Where to Look, Such Distances and No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect which won the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center 1997 chapbook contest. In Maine, she has taught for Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, the Farnsworth Art Museum, 5-Towns CSD Adult and Continuing Education and the Coastal Senior College. Her teaching explores the connections between poetry and art and the way the creative process opens door to learning and feeling. She is a docent at the Farnsworth Art Museum and professor emeritus of The City University of New York.

RSVP Required (20 participants max): Please register here.

Earlier Event: September 30
How Does a Picture Tell a Story?
Later Event: December 2
Educator Planning Session