Find Yourself This Fall Through Nature Art & Lyric Poetry

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Join me online in Oasis art classes and Cosmos poetry this fall as ArtCreateWrite transitions to Online Webinar Workshops, and opens doors to all–adults, youth, children. Step out of world chaos for a few moments every week, find Oasis in doing art–even if you have never spent time sketching or painting before; knock on the doors of the ever regenerative Cosmos with your own lyric poems, guided by the words of poets resonating to us across centuries. This Fall’s offerings are for adults/lifelong learners/continuing-ed students of any age.

redbud-iOasis/Late Summer Sketch: Mark the passing of summer with botanical sketches of late summer flowers, seedheads, reeds, and grass, play with color using watercolor pencils. Dip in to the work of master botanical artists, find your own artistic style as you begin to sketch and color the continuous beauty of the natural world around you. A 3-week online workshop where we’ll sketch & color from wherever we are in the world. Starts Sep 22.

SaraTeasdale2SaraTCosmos/Find Yourself in Lyric Poetry: Drawn to poetry all your life but don’t know who to read or how to enter the world of poetry yourself? Poets have sought to find themselves through language and music across the world for ages. Find yourself through lyric poems of Self and Nature this fall in an 8-week online workshop (half a semester) where we’ll read the work of American, English, European, Asian, Indigenous poets across time in an Intro to Lyric Poetry course touching on the basics of rhythm, music, lineation, theme, soul in the creation of poetry. Starts Sep 24.

Details to follow. Please drop a line meanwhile to indicate interest/sign up for these limited-seating ((8-10) webinar workshops starting Sep 22 and 24. Dates pushed back, please visit the Fall Workshops 2018 page for details.

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Archives of The Wishing Well creativity workshop course offerings for children will remain online; this website will continue to be updated to reflect current offerings.

ArtCreateWrite seeks to build on the Art, Creative Writing, and Natural Science creativity workshop foundation set in place by The Wishing Well, an after-school and summer-camp workshop series held from 2012 to 2016 at a creativity workshop studio in the author’s home in Quincy, Massachusetts where numbers of elementary school-age children enjoyed learning about and expressing themselves in art, fiction, poetry, Natural Science, astronomy, mythology, sacred geometry, and new consciousness science.

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About Ramola D

Ramola D is the author of Invisible Season (WWPH, 1998), which co-won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry award in 1998, and Temporary Lives, awarded the 2008 AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and finalist in the 2010 Library of Virginia Fiction awards. A Discovery/The Nation finalist and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she is the recipient of a 2005 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. Her fiction, poetry, essays, and writer-interviews have appeared in various journals and anthologies including previously in Blackbird, Prairie Schooner, Agni, Northwest Review, Green Mountains Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Indiana Review, recently in Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine (OR Books, 2015), All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), and also in Best American Poetry 1994, Full Moon on K Street: Poems by Washington, DC Poets (Plan B Press, 2009), and Best American Fantasy 2007. Her fiction was shortlisted in Best American Stories 2007, and included in Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington DC Women Writers (Paycock Press, 2006). She holds an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University and a BS in Physics and an MBA from the University of Madras. She has most recently taught creative writing at The George Washington University and The Writer’s Center, Bethesda. She lives currently in the Boston area where she edits the online literary review Delphi Quarterly, runs the citizen-journalism site The Everyday Concerned Citizen while also building the new Human Rights documentation site, Covert Assaults Satyagraha, and teaches children's art and creative writing workshops at her home studio, The Wishing Well.

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