ONLINE The Artistic Path
Learn about different masters of various disciplines – they are storytellers and dreamers: Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Beatrix Potter, Vincent Van Gogh, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. By following their journey, participants, as artistic explorers, will learn about these artists and their various disciplines, with writing exercises and discussion which will be a gateway to improving their writing.
Works discussed will include an essay by Alice Walker, the poetry of Maya Angelou, the visual and literary art of Beatrix Potter, the paintings as well as the writing of Vincent Van Gogh, and the visual art of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
As well as being the 2021 AWCS Writer-In-Residence, Alison Clarke is a #1 bestselling author on Amazon, and a poet as well as a fantasy author who has a Master’s degree in Children’s literature from Hollins University. She is also a creative writing and visual arts instructor and experiences life as a spoken word artist, performing at festivals in Edmonton, like Black Arts Matter.
Alison is the author of Phillis: A Poetry Collection, to be published by the University of Calgary Press in October 2020. She is also the author of The Sisterhood, a young adult fantasy novel about Oppie, a sorceress’ daughter, and her best friend, Aurie, who is a dragon, and the journey they go on to save the universe. The Sisterhood is Book One of The Sisterhood Series, for which Alison won the award 2016 Writer of The Year by Diversity magazine. The second book in the series is Racine and the third is Circle which was released on November 27, 2018.