Equinox Ginko: Poems & Pochoir – New!
Explore the poetic form known as ginko, or haiku walk— based around a walk in nature that’s typically held at the start of a season. As a celebration of the autumnal equinox, we’ll take a walk as a group, with notebooks, pens and pencils to take notes and collect images along the way. We’ll walk through urban nature, visiting pocket parks found in alleyways within several blocks of VisArts. At the end of the walk, we’ll turn our notes into short poems— either haiku or tanka—take a break for lunch, then spend the afternoon using our visual inspiration to make pochoir prints, a stencil-based method of printmaking. Finally, we’ll combine these prints with text to create unique broadsides. Each student will take away their own prints/poetry broadsides.
- Participants should bring a favorite pen or pencil, notebook/sketchbook. All other art supplies will be provided.
- Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start
- date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
About the Instructor
Heidi Reszies is a multidisciplinary artist who holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her visual art is included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts CLARA Database of Women Artists. Heidi is currently a letterpress instructor in the VCUarts Department of Graphic Design, and is the creator/curator of Artifact Press, publisher of limited edition letterpress poetry chapbooks and broadsides.See More Classes By Instructor