- October 19, 2020
- 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Image-making: A process to get to know the images within your writing and art
A free workshop offered by Dr. Cindy Shearer, program chair and professor of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Art and Writing program at CIIS.
In our MFA program, creativity is central. We believe we never really stop creating ourselves, and all that we do can inform us of who we are. Through introspection and creations of art and writing we want you to become aware of what you are creating and why.
Please join us for this short experiential workshop and learn how they can help you see the stories you want to share—and reveal the art you want to make.
Workshop Host - Program Chair & Professor, Cindy Shearer
Masters of Fine Arts Program Interdisciplinary Arts and Writing
School of Consciousness and Transformation
Cindy Shearer, DA, is the director of the Master of Fine Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Arts and Writing. She has began teaching at CIIS in 1994, serving since 1998 as the director of the PhD in Humanities (Individualized Pathway) and as a faculty member in the Schools of Undergraduate Studies, and Consciousness and Transformation. Cindy has also taught at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL), University of Minnesota at Mankato, University of Southern Maine, and Antioch University, among other academic institutions. She practices and teaches writing as art, which she described in a 2003 exhibit as allowing her to “reconfigure the boundaries of writing and visual art,” join “tangible materials with the writing process,” and construct “visual work as I would a written text.”
Cindy Shearer has a Doctorate of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Albany and an MA, with concentration in creative writing, from Antioch University (London, England). She has been a teacher of writing, literature, and the humanities for more than 15 years teaching at McGregor School–Antioch University (Yellow Springs, Ohio), Mankato State University, Rollins College, and the University of Southern Maine. She has worked solely with adult learners since 1991. She is a writer and writing consultant and has been a small business owner. Her interests include writing as a fine art, the relationship of writing to the visual arts, contemporary film, and popular literature.
In 2001, she created Ten Not-So-Tangible Tools for Writers, a meditation on the writing process in text and image. Cindy has also worked extensively as a workshop leader, freelance editor, consultant, and writing coach. She is rediscovering a love of short story writing and developing one for personal and familiar essays.
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