Sandra and I introduce film showings, which are followed by post-film discussions geared toward both artists and non-artists. You don't have to be able to draw to participate. If you do, the films we've chosen -- aside from being interesting in their own right -- help identify important issues that all artists eventually confront.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday March 3. we'll be showing Chihwaseon (Painted Fire) from the great Korean filmmaker Im Kwan-taek. In this 2002 film, Korean master Im examines the life of 19th century artist Jang Seung-up. Im’s stirring and evocative drama takes place against a backdrop of political turmoil; Im’s cinematic artistry and Jang’s vivid paintings make for a potent exploration of the ways in which artists learn to speak with original voices.
You'll find a full listing of March programs at Sandra's blog. You can sign up for the series or attend individual sessions.
Teaching this course has been one of the most enjoyable things I do; I encourage you to join us.