ONSITE: Image-making of the Japanese Masters: Studying Image in Japanese Poetry from Ancient to Modern Times
One of the core principles of Japanese poetry throughout the ages has been the preciseness of its image-making. Study how Japanese poets of the Heian, Genroku, Inter-War periods created timeless images that are still very much accessible today. Students will also be introduced to some contemporary poets currently making waves, and engage in creating their own work in conversation with, or inspired by topics discussed in class.
- Students are required to bring to class a writing utensil and some form of paper. If there is a need or want for digital writing, they can bring their laptops or tablets, or what have you. Class time will focus on discussion of shared readings and our creative process. We will try to make time for writing exercises during class time, but students who wish to produce completed drafts should expect to continue writing outside of the scheduled class time. Students may want to plan for additional reading outside of class time, but it will not be a requirement. All materials will be provided, but some students may choose to bring a notebook and/or favorite writing instrument.
Instructor speaks Japanese, but class will be held in English.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit visarts.org. This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.