Fridays “OFFTHEBUS” The Study of Blue, Mar 12-Apr 2nd

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  • Week One
    March 12, 2021
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Week Two
    March 19, 2021
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Week Three
    March 26, 2021
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Week Four
    April 2, 2021
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

OFFTHEBUS Method Writing Workshop Series:
The Study of Blue



Bambi Here
Baz Here, MFA


Course Length:

One 3-hour class per week for 5 weeks


Course Description:

This course is an exploration of blue using Method Writing as a means for discovery. Students will be immersed in art, music, and literature as a prompt for creating work. As a writer, the students will investigate themes to illuminate and expand their territory as artists and their relationship to their own deep voice.


Student Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:

– Produce completed pieces artwork and/or writing for OFFTHEBUS that demonstrates the workshops theme.
– Further develop mastery in Method Writing techniques.
– Analyze art, music, and literature and clearly articulate formal elements, historical references, theoretical connections, and metaphorical attributes through their own voice.
– Read, discuss, and critique their own and their peers’ work.


Instructional Methods:

This course is taught using a variety of instructional methods including lecture, class discussion, writing prompts, and group exercises.


Reference Materials Required:

Required Texts:

Mavor, Carol. Blue Mythologies: Reflections On A Colour. Reaktion Books, 2013.
ISBN: 1780230834

Grapes, Jack. Method Writing: The First Four Concepts. Bombshelter Press, 2017.
ISBN: 0941017257

Grapes, Jack. Advanced Method Writing. Bombshelter Press, 2017.
ISBN: 1500402389



Course Outline:

Week One

The Architecture of Blue

Week Two

The Ocean of Blue

Week Three

Blue as Gender

Week Four

Blue and Domesticity

Week Five

Editing workshop

Preparing student work for OFFTHEBUS book series