Collage Mind: A Collage Workshop
for Rising 8th graders thru Rising10th graders
What happens when you take two things that seem unrelated—llke, say, visual art and writing, collage art and poetry, non-fiction and creativity, Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial site—and mix them all up in a one week camp? We’re not sure, but we know it will be something new and exciting.
We’re also sure it will help all of us to enter into what Beat Generation novelist William S. Burroughs called “the third mind”—where inspiring poems, short memoir pieces or lively personal essays are born. Participants will begin the week at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center by exploring the art of collage artist Ray Johnson, one of the seminal figures of the Pop art Era and student at the Black Mountain college in the early 40s.
Tuesday through Friday will offer time at both the BMCMAC and the Wolfe Memorial, for writing, making collage art, and having great conversations about creativity. Poet Sebastian Matthews, curator of the Ray Johnson exhibition, From BMC to NYC: The Tutelary Years of Ray Johnson, will take the lead on poetry, beginning with his workshop, 7 Things Ray Can Teach Us About Poetry. In the house that Asheville’s most famous novelist, Thomas Wolfe, made famous with his barely fictionalized novel Look Homeward, Angel, Janet Hurley and camp participants will explore the creative non-fiction genre—where murkiness and clarity are inspirational.
To cap the week, participants will share their writing and art in a public reading and art show at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Visitor Center.
How Much? $170.
Where? Thomas Wolfe House and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.
When? Monday, June 14-Friday, June 19, 10:00 am-3:00pm
The workshop is limited to 12 participants and scholarship assistance is available.