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Postcard from Interlochen 5: Final class

So yesterday was the final meeting of the Interlochen Journal and Sketchbook class. We gave them a lot of time to draw and write:


And they produced entries in their journal/sketchbooks that looked like this:


And like this:

Patty and I gave a craft presentation during which we got all the people attending the conference to try some drawing and quick writing. Then we had put up pictures on the walls of the room where we held our class, and laid out our participants' journal/sketchbooks in an impromptu exhibition for all conference attendees to look at and envy:


Four days is a short length of time, but it certainly produces intensity; and if it isn't enough time to finish a piece of writing, we at least got all of our students started on some truly interesting pieces of memoir and fiction. This Writers' Retreat is growing year by year, and I would recommend that you come along next time if you were thinking about it this year.

Next week, I'll be posting about the printmaking class that I will also be teaching here. And do check back in for the regular schedule of posts about art and being an artist, including a new web-talk Meditation over the weekend about Kara Walker.

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