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Absence & Presence | Louisville, KY


Lettering as landscape   – L Doctor sketchbook

Lettering as landscape   – L Doctor sketchbook

Don't insist on going
where you think you want to go

Ask the way to the spring.

– Rumi

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness? 

Absence is the creative force, the initiation, the spark, for the making of anything "new".

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, painting, and calligraphy. The focus will be on drawing letters from a template provided by the instructor and inspired by the work of artist and calligrapher, Ben Shahn.

All levels of experience are welcome.

Click here to download the class materials list.

This class is full:

To register, or get on the wait list, call Preston Arts:  502-454-9954