During the fall, join Kirstie Ruffatto for a poetic encounter with beauty. Kirstie will choose five paintings, and the class will spend three weeks exploring each painting. During the three weeks per painting, the class will narrate what they see in words and in drawings. The point here is not to become a painter, but to become a better seer of the paintings, to love what is lovable.

During the three week cycle per painting, week one will be spent narrating the painting to one another in class while recreating the painting at home with props and submitting a photo for homework. Week two will be spent narrating the painting to one another in class and creating a short story to express the painting as homework. Week three Kirstie will explore the painting's artist and history in class while the homework will be to submit a drawing from memory. The focus of the drawing is not the student's art skills, rather the focus is on the student recalling all of the essential elements in the composition.

This class may occasionally need an added fifteen minutes. The live classes will meet over Zoom, and all homework assignments will be submitted in Canvas.

Suggested Age: 14-18 years old

Prerequisites: None

Required Texts: None

Registration Numbers: Minimum 4; Maximum 14

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