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Virtual Artists Eye, Writers Voice January-24-27 g220151v

This workshop is full. Artist’s Eye, Writer’s Voice – this idea-filled, four, two-hour session writing workshop provides inspiration, color, conversation, and connection to usher in an artful new year. Co-presented with the Mesa Refuge, a writers’ retreat in Point Reyes, California.

We draw on images and ideas from Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Henri Matisse, Frieda Kahlo, and Sam Francis, among others, to deepen the conversation between art and writing. We’ll use guided writing activities, fresh prompts, vivid paintings and photographs, supportive coaching, and lively discussion to inspire new work and boost our creative practice for 2022.

Among other activities, participants will write 6-word memoirs including a color word; write more sustained self-portraits picking a color they identify with; describe the landscape out their windows or a favorite landscape they love, the way O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch and Matisse loved the South of France.

(4) 2-hour sessions (total of 8 hours)

Monday-Thursday,  January 24th through 27th, each session from 2 pm to 4 pm Mountain Time

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  • Elizabeth Fishel
    Elizabeth Fishel

    Elizabeth Fishel is the author of five nonfiction books about families and women’s relationships, including Sisters; Reunion; and Getting To 30 and widely published in magazines, among them Oprah’s O, Ms., Vogue, Parents, and The Writer. She has taught writing at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Extension program and on Zoom with her groups, The Friday Writers. She and Susan Page Tillett have offered The Artist’s Eye, Writer’s Voice workshop at Ghost Ranch in-person in 2018 and for many years at the Mesa Refuge in POINT REYES STATION, CA as well as on Zoom.

  • Susan Tillett
    Susan Tillett

    For the past 20 years, Susan Tillett has supported the work of writers. Susan is currently the ED of the Mesa Refuge, a writers’ retreat in West Marin County, California, and the author of two books.

    Susan particularly enjoys teaching in a circle, where all voices are heard and affirmed. She has taught color as metaphor for 25 years and finds the language of color a helpful tool for writers.


Jan 24 - 27 2022





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