Beyond Looking


Beyond Looking: Observation in the Arts, the Humanities, and Narrative Medicine
For Healthcare Professionals and Students
Saturday, April 30th
Sawtooth School for Visual Art

Instructors: Aimee Mepham and Terry Schupbach-Gordon


Workshop Fee: $95

Workshop Fees are covered by the WFU Humanities Institute

In this workshop, students will sharpen their observational skills in viewing art and reading texts. Local printmaker Terry Schupbach-Gordon will discuss several pieces on view at Sawtooth in the New Impressions Printmaking Exhibit, delving beyond the surface of the works to illustrate how the prints were made and the reasons behind certain techniques. Fiction writer Aimee Mepham will then lead students in a discussion about narrative medicine, introducing the concepts of close reading. Students will read a selection of stories and poems and participate in reflective writing exercises. The workshop will end with the creation of a journal that students can take home. Medical students, PA studies students, healthcare faculty, and practitioners are encouraged to register.

Sponsored by the WFU Humanities Institute, made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, funded in part by the Greer Foundation.