Confluence: Guiding Poetry into Visual Art
Confluence: Guiding Poetry into Visual Art
Confluence: Guiding Poetry into Visual Art
Confluence: Guiding Poetry into Visual Art
Confluence: Guiding Poetry into Visual Art
Confluence: Guiding Poetry into Visual Art

Confluence: Guiding Poetry into Visual Art

April 15-17

Regular price $300.00

Only 2 spot(s) left

TIME: 10:00AM – 4:00PM PDT
LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend

Combining poetry and visual art, the heart of this workshop is playful yet structured exploration of two forms of self-expression. Through the lens of nature, short prompts will provide shape and inspiration for your writing. Working on paper panels, teaching artists Kate Reavey and Rebecca Wild will guide you in combining handwritten text with a variety of methods for adding color, marks, and imagery. 

Acrylic paint and other media will allow for multiple transparent layers. The two processes will feed one another. Participants will leave with a rich and expressive piece of art that reflects the inner workings of the poetic process, from rough draft to completion.

No previous experience necessary. 


(What you will need to bring)

  • A notebook or journal & a pen or pencil
  • Several images or objects from nature that will be used as inspiration for art making
  • Scrap paper
  • Pencils and eraser
  • Sand paper
  • Cutting board. 

A full supply list will be emailed to students after registration.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

Kate Reavey holds an MA in poetry and a PhD in humanities and culture. She teaches writing and literature at Peninsula College and coordinates the Foothills Writers Series and Studium Generale. Her poems have appeared in Mothering, The Western Journal of Medicine, Pharos, and other journals. Her books include two limited-edition, letter-pressed chapbooks, Through the East Window (Sagittarius Press, Port Townsend) and Trading Posts (Tangram, Berkeley); Too Small to Hold You (Pleasure Boat Studio, NYC); and Curve, which was just released in October from Empty Bowl Press.  She and her husband live in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.

Facebook @kate.reavey

Instagram @katereavey

Rebecca Wild is an artist and calligrapher from Port Townsend, Washington. Her work pairs a love of letter forms with the luminous qualities of drawing materials and paint. She was a calligraphy and art instructor in Portland, Oregon for 25 years and now teaches workshops for art centers and guilds throughout the West Coast. Rebecca is an enthusiastic and organized instructor whose emphasis on process and technique is infused with creativity and encouragement. She strives to help beginners feel successful and to give established artists fresh ideas. Her goal is to make the making of art accessible to everyone.

Rebecca Wild Website:

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