Sun Valley Museum of Art (SVMoA) is excited to present “A Thousand Words—Guided Writing About the Art You See,” an evening adult writing class with local writer Sarah Sentilles. The class is part of SVMoA’s current visual arts exhibition, “Clay, Silver, Ink: Sun Valley Center at 50,” and will be held Tuesday, June 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Museum in Ketchum.
In this class, students will participate in 90 minutes of creative writing exercises based on the visual arts exhibition. Art inspires, captures, escapes, conceals and reveals. The goal of this class is to encourage students to experiment with new ways to view art and play with language. Students are encouraged to describe what they see and feel. This class is designed for all levels, from beginner to advanced.
Sarah Sentilles is a writer, teacher and author of many books, including “Draw Your Weapons,” which won the 2018 PEN Award for Creative Nonfiction, and the newly published “Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn’t Ours.” Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, Ms., Religion Dispatches, Oregon ArtsWatch, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. She’s had residencies at Hedgebrook and Yaddo. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Yale and master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard, and currently lives in Hailey, Idaho.
“This class is intended to encourage careful looking, and making meaning of what you see,” said Katelyn Foley, Director of Education and Humanities at SVMoA. “We are thrilled to use our visual art exhibitions as inspiration for creative writing.”
SVMoA is closely following CDC and state and local guidelines regarding health and safety measures. The staff is fully vaccinated. Guests must wear a mask in The Museum, SVMoA’s classrooms and the Hailey House if they are unvaccinated or have underlying medical conditions which make them particularly vulnerable. While attending SVMoA events, participants must follow all posted or spoken instructions regarding health and safety.
Tuition for “A Thousand Words—Guided Writing About the Art You See” with Sarah Sentilles is $10 for SVMoA members and $12 for nonmembers. For more information and to reserve a space in the workshop (limited spaces), please visit svmoa.org or call 208.726.9491.