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America is Hard to See: A Drawing Workshop

Madison Public Library - Central Branch
201 W Mifflin St


Artists and non-artists! Writers and non-writers! We want you. In this workshop, we'll respond to a prompt that the artists at Oakhill Correctional Institution also used to inspire their work: the observation from the poet Robert Frost that “America is hard to see.” What about it is hard to see? What do we picture in our mind’s eye when we think of America? Using colored pencils, oil pastels, and ink, we'll play around with several prompts that help us envision parts of America that we haven’t pictured before. We hope to share your responses and creations with artist-inmates at Oakhill after the workshop. Participants will have the option to send their creations to an artist-inmate at Oakhill Correctional Institution at the end of the workshop. All ages and levels of experience welcome.

Workshop Facilitators: Elizabeth Scheer and Spring Greeney, Volunteer Instructors for Oakhill Visual Art Class