Monday, November 14, 2005

Phil Cousineau & Gregg Chadwick at Esalen

Gregg Chadwick
48"x36" oil on linen 2005

Upcoming Workshop Weekend of December 2-4, 2005
The Painted Word: A Conversation between Word & Image
at Esalen,Big Sur

Phil Cousineau & Gregg Chadwick

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks." — Simonides

For thousands of years, one of the profound mysteries of the human adventure has been the creative impulse. The urge to make new things, to leave our mark, to express ourselves, is essential to what makes us human. While most creative people focus on one art form, there is a venerable tradition, from Leonardo and Michelangelo to Picasso and Akira Kurosawa, that teaches creativity as one vast continuum with no real distinction between drawing and writing.

In this spirit, Gregg Chadwick and Phil Cousineau will use slideshows, film-clips, music, and discussion to explore the intimate relationship between words and images, as well as innovative writing, drawing and painting exercises to encourage fresh ways of seeing and expressing. The workshop will explore crossover techniques between the art forms, such as listening for the color of music while drawing, or sketching word colors while working on a poem. The goal is to marry words to images, text to paint, in order to see and feel in new ways.

Other themes include:
Play theory, visualization, and active imagination
Art and anxiety in a time of war and loss
Pursuit of excellence vs. pursuit of success
The role of mentors

This workshop is for artists, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, as well as teachers, parents, coaches, psychologists, and business leaders—all who are fascinated with the creative adventure.
For reservations and more info see: The Painted Word
Address: Esalen Institute 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9616
Esalen's Fax: 831-667-2724

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