Image to Image: Writing in Response to Visual Art

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This fall, we are inviting New Jersey teachers to join us among one of New Jersey’s most engaging art collections—Grounds for Sculpture, Montclair Art Museum, Newark Museum, Noyes Museum—to take in whatever touches, amuses, delights or speaks to each participant.  There will be time to linger among the exhibits, meditate, savor, and respond.

Led by accomplished Dodge Poets, Image to Image is designed to feed and refresh creativity. The conversation within each group, and the artwork encountered will invite each teacher to doodle, journal, sketch, or draft poems or other writing.  A significant portion of the day will be self-guided, allowing each individual to explore the artwork and respond at his or her own pace.  Time will be set aside for sharing of experiences and  writing (if desired) with the rest of the group.

Working New Jersey teachers from all grade levels and subject areas are welcome to register.  NJ Professional Development hours will be awarded. Retired teachers may email poetryprogram@grdodge.org and be put on a waiting list.  In the event that there is space in a session, retired teachers will be invited to register.

Visit our Image to Image webpage for more information.

4 Locations Around New Jersey

Sandy Skoglund, A Breeze at Work, 1987, Color photograph, AP 1/12, Museum purchase; Collectors Forum Fund 2005.9

Montclair Art Museum | October 5, 2013 | 11am-5pm
with Dodge Poet Renee Ashley
Register Here
Registration Deadline: September 30

John Pierce Barnes, Light Snow, 1925, Oil on board

Noyes Museum of Art | October 12, 2013 | 10:30am-4pm
with Dodge Poet Cynthia Arrieu-King
Register Here
Registration Deadline: October 7

Strong-Cuevas, Arch II, 1993, fabricated aluminum, brushed, 144” x 132” x 60”; Toni Putnam, Sacred Grove, 1996, welded copper, 180” x 108” x 192”, Courtesy of the Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo by David W. Steele

Grounds for Sculpture | October 26, 2013 | 11am-5pm
with Dodge Poet JC Todd
Register Here
Registration Deadline: October 21

Ben Jones, High Priestess of the Soul, 1970, Acrylic, Tinsel and Paper, Gift of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, 1971. 71.94

Newark Museum | November 2, 2013 | 11am – 5pm
with Dodge Poet Robert Carnevale
Register Here
Registration Deadline: October 28

If you have any questions, please contact us at poetryprogram@grdodge.org

One Response to Image to Image: Writing in Response to Visual Art

  1. Madeline Tiger says:

    The sessions “sound” wonderful as described on the blog here. Please keep me in mind for leading teachers in something like this. I would love to participate.
    Thanks. And good look to ALL who join in this lovely new adventure. —Madeline

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