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Dickinson Doodle: Draw & Paint Inspiration by the Poetry of Emily D

December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Emily Dickinson’s poetry is marked by its concise yet profound exploration of themes like death, nature, love, and the human soul. Her distinctive style, characterized by short lines, dashes, and unconventional punctuation, challenges conventional norms.

In this pay-what-you-can workshop we will explore how other artists have used Dickinson’s words and imagery to express their own creativity and inspired by Dickinson’s own phrases, we will seek to find meaning through our own unique forms of expression. All styles of expressive artwork are encouraged, including drawing, painting, journaling, music and movement. Whether you’re an experienced artist or just looking to dip your toes into the world of drawing, this workshop is designed to ignite your imagination and create a space for all to enjoy. There is no wrong way to do this workshop!

No drawing experience is necessary! The focus will be on guided exercises and contemplative practices using the words of Emily Dickinson but all forms of creativity are welcomed.

There will be multiple poems to find inspiration from but feel free to bring a favorite poem along if one inspires you.


About your instructor:

Courtney Abruzzo is an artist, art teacher and mindfulness educator. After graduating from Art Center College of Design, she spent 20 years teaching adults and children. She has created and facilitated workshops for UCLArts & Healing, UCLA’s Creative Minds Project, We Rise Los Angeles and Healing Circles Global.


Burbank, CA United States