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ARTS FUSION (for ages 12-17)
ARTS FUSION (for ages 12-17)

Sat, Jul 06



ARTS FUSION (for ages 12-17)

Explore the subtle connections between visual art & poetry with rEN Dillard.

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Jul 06, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ArtsXchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point, GA 30344, USA

About the Event

ARTS FUSION | June 22-July 20 for ages 12-17 | Saturdays, 2-4 pm | $75 all inclusive 

How does hearing a great poem inspire visual art? How does inspiring visual art trigger a great piece of performance poetry? Through examining these interrelations, aspiring artists and poets will gain a better understanding of how each art form can be enhanced by a greater understanding of the other.

This class creatively combines spoken word poetry and visual art techniques.

  • Learn how to craft a spoken word piece
  • Learn different techniques of painting
  • Learn to transfer inspiration through Art & Spoken Word
  • Learn performance/public speaking techniques


Each workshop will be facilitated by an instructor who will work with directly with participants to guide them through the Arts Fusion methodology. 

Each participant will be supplied with the following:

  • A composition book
  • One16x20in primed canvas
  • Color Pencils
  • Acrylic paint – Primary and secondary colors
  • A table top easel
  • Assorted paint brushes
  • Napkins
  • Styrofoam Plates


Each participant will create multiple spoken word performance pieces throughout the duration of the 5-week program. At the end of the program participants will have one performance-ready spoken word poem with an accompanying work of visual art. This course will also help:

  • Aid in relaxation, anxiety, and depression
  • Give feelings of control
  • Improve communication and socialization
  • Encourage humor and playfulness
  • Improve cognition
  • Offer sensory stimulation
  • Foster a strong sense of identity
  • Bolster self-esteem
  • Nurture faith
  • Reduce boredom
  • Improve public speaking ability

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