Instructor: Lesley Dill
July 24 - 28
Instruction: 9am - 12pm
Open Studio: 1pm - 4pm (Mon-Thurs)
5 sessions

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This course will focus on the development of each student’s independent visual voice in applied, investigative and experimental elements of fine art and design in association with creative writing. Projects will focus on exploring the relationship between text and image. The ability to augment language proficiency on both verbal and written levels will be encouraged.

Please bring a variety of alphabet stencils, alphabet rubber stamps, embroidery, drawing materials such as, paper, graphite, charcoal, ink, oil sticks, as well as imagery to work from. Please bring collected language either yours or others that you would like to work from.

Lesley will start each day with a talk about language and image. Poet and short story writer, Sarah Harwell, and perhaps others, will give a reading.

Lesley Dill is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her drawings, sculptures, art installations, mixed-media photographs, and evocative performances draw from both her travels abroad and profound interests in spirituality and the world’s faith traditions. Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, Dill invests new meaning in the human form. Intellectually and aesthetical engaging, the core of her work emerges from an essential, visionary awareness of the world. Dill’s artworks are in the collections of over fifty museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.