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Writing Inspired By Surrealist Art, Film, And Poetry

A work of surrealist art

Use surrealist techniques to express your ideas

Tap into the endless flexibility of your imagination by utilizing Surrealist techniques to generate and express your wildly creative ideas. Our course first works to understand Surrealist and related philosophies—then uses readings, art, film clips, games and methodologies from the Surrealist movement (plus light workshopping of pieces) to guide writers toward a greater understanding of how to dig deeply into their imaginations to craft fresh and dynamic compositions.

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Learner Outcomes


Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the Surrealist and Dadaist movements and their respective philosophies
  • Identify key historical and contemporary Surrealist and Dadaist writers, artists and filmmakers
  • Identify at least three techniques the Surrealists used to spark creativity.
  • Effectively employ at least three Surrealist techniques in their own prose or poetry writings
  • Effectively use Surrealist art, readings, and film clips as inspiration to produce poetry or prose that imaginatively expands the creative process
  • Effectively evaluate other participants' creative writings to offer constructive critique


Course Schedule

TypeDateTimeLocation
Online (Instructor-led)Mar 01, 2022 to Apr 05, 20227:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Writing Inspired By Surrealist Art, Film, And Poetry Course Information

Contact Hours
12 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $425.00

Instructor
Alison Ross