Art Objects and the Writing Process

Thursday, April 11; 12-1:20 pm
RISD Museum (224 Benefit Street)
Writing is an iterative process that involves generating ideas, drafting,
reflecting, receiving feedback, and revising—steps that can often feel
opaque to students. This interactive workshop facilitated by Jessica
Metzler, Sheridan Center Associate Director, takes an object from the RISD
Museum’s collection as a starting point to de-familiarize and reflect on
the writing process by approaching it through a set of visual exercises.
This then allows us to discuss ways to demystify academic or creative
writing for students. We will explore both ideas for classroom writing
exercises and activities for teaching with objects more generally. This
session is recommended for faculty, graduate students, and postdocs in any
discipline who seek ways to support student writing in their courses. Space
is limited. Please register: