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Live the Question: Exploring Line, Letters, Paint and Texture through Rilke


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 Sketchbook study, L Doctor

Sketchbook study, L Doctor

Our source of inspiration for this class is Rilke’s poetry, and his universal wisdom in Letters to a Young Poet. Together we will create an atmosphere of inquiry and hands-on exploration of text using pens, brushes, shells and any other tools for making marks. The physical act of writing is a way to explore and deepen meaning.  What does Rilke mean about time, about understanding, when he says:

"Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

We will document our exploration in a small book.

Space is reserved for those students who can attend both full days, and leave their cell phones behind.

 Watercolor and sumi ink on paper, written with a shell L Doctor Sketchbook

Watercolor and sumi ink on paper, written with a shell
L Doctor Sketchbook

To register contact: Kacie-Linn Engle: kacielinnengle@gmail.com

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