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Walking as Creative Practice (Online)

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Online, Sep 21 - Oct 26 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ARTA-1420 ( Class not open for registration )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Walking can be an amazingly transformative act. Many cultures have traditions of walking meditations, and throughout history many artists and thinkers have incorporated walking practices critical to their creativity. Since the COVID-19 crisis has greatly limited our ability to travel far from home, what are ways we can bring mindfulness and creativity to the practice of walking? This six-week course will take the form of creative assignments to be made while taking weekly walks. Initial weeks focus on different mindfulness techniques such as drawing attention to sights, sounds, smells and other aspects of your weekly walk explained through written instructions and video tutorials. These mindfulness practices will dovetail into creative assignments in writing, photography, drawing, sound, and video recording which will be added in subsequent weeks to further draw out these experiences. Supplemental digital readings and resources will be provided for further study. Each student in this course will create their own blog. The blog will serve as the means to look at everyone's work as well as a repository for capturing each individual approach to walking as creative practice based on the prompts.

- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
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Applies to: PS-E

  • Name: Sally Bozzuto (Bio)