Announcing 2019 Fall Classes at the Gallery@1101.
Your Life is a Poem
with Ann Quinn
6 Wednesdays, Oct 2- Nov 6, 1-3 pm $170
Writing is an act of exploration—of something ordinary—a dog, an egg, autumn—or something extraordinary—your life. In this workshop, appropriate for writers at all levels of experience, award-winning poet Ann Quinn will help you use the tools of lyric poetry to express your experience and to deepen your observational skills. We will examine a variety of contemporary lyric poems and use fun generative exercises to hone the craft of writing our own poems. There will be opportunities to critique one another’s work in positive and constructive ways. Join us for 6 weeks in this exploration of the transformative power of poetry.
Ann brings the skill of close observation that enlivens her poetry to her work as a teacher, holding up a helpful mirror to each student’s unique gifts. In the words of a long-time student, “Ann leads her writers with the lightest touch. They do the work, but it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like love.”
Ann Quinn is a poet and essayist, editor, teacher, mentor, mother, and classical clarinetist. In her new poetry collection, Final Deployment, published by Finishing Line Press, the child of a Vietnam War naval aviator matures into motherhood and experiences the death of her own mother. These poems remind us of what nature teaches about death’s necessity and its potential for transfiguration. Ann’s award-winning work has been published in Potomac Review, Little Patuxent Review, Vietnam War Poetry, Haibun Today, and Snapdragon, and is included in the anthology Red Sky: Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women. She teaches at the Writers Center in Bethesda. Ann holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Pacific Lutheran University and lives in Catonsville, Maryland with her family. Visit her at www.annquinn.net
with Art Landerman Sept 27-Dec 6 (skip Nov 29) 1:30-3:30pm $200
Learn the basics or refine your skills. This class is personalized to accommodate beginners or advanced students. Start where you are and improve your skills. Art has much experience with commissioned portraits, & pet portraits, murals, graphic design, architectural renderings… and more. If you have experience bring a work to the first class. Supply list will be provided before class.
Fused Glass Jewelry Making with Deb Larwood
Saturday Sept 28, 1-3pm $65 .
Learn about the art of glass fusing and select from a wide range of colors to create your own design. You’ll receive instruction, glass and other materials to create 2 fused glass pendants, or one pendant and a pair of pierced earrings, post or dangling. Pieces created will be fused after the class and will be available for pickup during gallery hours the following week. There is no need to purchase tools or materials. The cost to register for the class is $65 and a $10 materials fee will be payable to the teacher on the day of the class. Max 6 people, so sign up now.