Words Inform Images: 31 Prompts Using Writing as Inspiration for Art
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A picture is worth a thousand words but words themselves are priceless. In this unique daily practice, multimedia artist and educator e bond explores the various ways that reading and writing can intersect with visual art and how one medium can inform the other. She’ll share some of her favorite fiction, non-fiction, poetry and music to generate interest points from which to play and experiment. See how these sparks can fuel visual art through collage, mark-making, and doodling, and how these visual observations alter your perception of the page.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Favorite books and audio books and music
  • Access to a camera - e uses her phone
  • Access to a voice recorder - e uses her phone
  • Old books you don’t mind drawing in or cutting up
  • Paper ephemera such as old magazines, newspapers, maps, and discarded artwork
  • Assorted drawing papers
  • Glue stick or double-sided tape
  • Scissors or x-acto knife and cutting mat
  • Pens and pencils
  • Sharpie markers
  • Drawing implements of your choice, including colored pencils, markers, white-out pen
  • Paints and brushes
  • Rubber bands
  • Pink eraser
  • Access to a photocopier (optional)
  • Stencils (optional)
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Learn how to:
  • Draw inspiration from fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and music
  • Transform text into art
  • Make a rubber band bound book
  • Carve eraser stamps into hieroglyphics
  • Create collages from poetry and prose
  • Write Blackout poems, Concrete poems, Cento poems, and Haiku
  • Develop creative thinking and writing

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to use writing samples to generate creative inspiration
  • 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and PDF with writing samples and links
  • Step-by-step instructions by multidisciplinary artist e bond
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
195 users recommended this class to a friend
Inês Rato
Very creative work, E bond love what she does
January 24
Kathryn A Kenney
So many great ideas, she shares such an obvious love of the written word. Excellent class.
January 24
Nora mdz
Very inspirational. Thank you.
December 3, 2022