Students: Floor Bosman | Emma Wawrzynek
This semester, Intermediate Painting & Drawing students read from Rollo May’s The Courage to Create, where he proposes that the true creative act as possible not just in the art of making an image, but also in building an intimate relationship. Students have learned about and practiced May’s principles that courage and struggle are required in all true creativity, along with full engagement, or what he calls intensity of encounter. So, too, is a dynamic between two tensions: the Dionysian – the emotional pull of ecstatic union, the flow of emotion/inspiration in creation, and on the other hand, the Apollonian – the need to stop, think, step back, asses, and recalibrate.
Instructor: Andi Nufer