Workshops: for community

I offer a variety of community workshops for children, adults, and intergenerational groups. Additionally, I enjoy collaborating with fellow artists, teachers, and community members to tailor workshops to specific contexts.

Let me know if you would like to create a workshop for your art opening/show, class, or community gathering, and we’ll cook something up together.

Examples of past workshops follow and include a variety of interdisciplinary offerings.

Interdisciplinary Art + Design

  • Exquisite Assemblages (1st-year environment & design undergraduates, October/November 2014) 

Creative Writing + Interdisciplinary Art

Participants at “Interact with the Sculpture,” community workshops to celebrate the installation of Bridget Beck’s “Poetry Studio” Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota
    • Interact with the Sculpture (mixed age groups, 5 years to 60+, June 2012)
    • Participants at “Collaborate with the Show” prior to the opening of Ashley David’s American (post) in Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center

      Collaborate with the Show (mixed age groups, 2 years to 80+, July 2012)

      Participants at “Collaborate with the Show” on the final day of Ashley David’s American (post) show in Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center

Creative Writing

One-Day Workshops 

    • For Adults
      Children from the Saturday Workshop for 4th & 5th graders read their work published in Mandala Journal and receive certificates of workshop participation at the journal’s launch party. (photo credit: Kat Morrell)
      • Jump-start Your Writing
      • Develop Your Writing Practice
      • Dig into Revision
      • Crack the Publishing Code
      • Introduction to Poetry Writing
      • Introduction to Fiction Writing
      • Introduction to Nonfiction Writing
    • For Teens
      • Inside Out: Writing that Matters
    • For Children
      • Writers in the Schools Saturday Workshop for 4th & 5th graders

Workshop Series 

    • For Adults
      • Writing Memory: Grappling with Remembered Experience as Source Material
      • Barbaric Yawps, Spring & All: Using Imitation & Experimentation to Find Your Voice
      • An Axe for the Frozen Sea: Accessing Essential Selves, Yours and Your Characters’
      • A Silence Opens: Finding Your Voice, Your Truth, and Your Subject
    • For Pre-teens/Teens
      An 8th grade student’s sculptural rendering of his story, “Basketball Game,” made from tin foil salvaged at lunch (Writing that Matters: Summer Remediation for 6th, 7th & 8th Graders)
      • Writing that Matters: Summer Enrichment for 6th, 7th & 8th graders
      • Writing that Matters: Summer Remediation for 6th, 7th & 8th graders