Strange Tales to Inspire Art
The purpose of the writing workshop is to introduce a number of “Strange” or “Weird” tales to you to encourage you to consider and create art which has its basis in such stories; and to write short unusual tales of your own, to be shared with the other students, by the week’s close. All of these works of fiction would function as source materials for the artists, in their contemplation of the strange, fantastic, and the unexplained elements in one’s personal life. The main aim is to immerse you in the contemplation of a range of mysteries – mostly those encountered through one’s day-to-day existence. Selected art representations would be presented by the instructor, which would possess enigmatic, suggestive, and symbolic qualities.