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Sarah Sentilles
Adult Classes

ADULT CLASS: A Thousand Words—Guided Writing About the Art You See

with Sarah Sentilles

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Can you describe what you see? Art inspires, captures, escapes, disrupts, disturbs, conceals, and reveals. It also helps us learn to look more carefully, reminding us that what we think we see is not all there is. In this time of mis-seeing and misunderstanding, careful looking is ethical and urgent work. Please join us for ninety minutes of generative writing exercises based on the current exhibition. Experiment with new ways to view art and play with language. Everyone is welcome; the workshop is open to all levels, from beginner to advanced.

This class takes place Wed, Nov 4, from 6–7:30pm.

Age and ability: 14yrs and older, beginners welcome!


About the instructor: 

Sarah Sentilles is a writer, teacher, critical theorist, scholar of religion, and author of many books, including Draw Your Weapons, which won the 2018 PEN Award for Creative Nonfiction. 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. She is also the co-founder of the Alliance of Idaho, which works to protect the basic human rights of immigrants by engaging in education, outreach, and advocacy at local, state, and national levels. At the core of her scholarship, writing, and activism is a commitment to investigating the roles language, images, and practices play in oppression, violence, social transformation, and justice movements.

She has taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, California State University Channel Islands, and Willamette University, where she was the Mark and Melody Teppola Presidential Distinguished Visiting Professor. She teaches writing workshops and works one-on-one with clients to help support their art, writing, and creativity. She lives in Hailey, Idaho.

A BIG IDEA project of Sun Valley Museum of Art

Part of SVMoA’s BIG IDEA project Gem State.
Ticket Prices

$10 member / $12 nonmember