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Visual Poetry Laboratory

Comics artist Greg Stump and poet Sierra Nelson combine talents and all-time favorite experiments in this fun, generative class. Students will create new collaborative and individual writing and text+visual work, culminating in a mini-zine. For inspiration, we’ll look at work by artists such as Julie Doucet, Phillip Guston, Nedko Solakov, Raymond Pettibon, William Steig, and Apollinaire, and experiment with collaged words, construction-paper fears, constellations, and Surrealist-style translations. Open to writers and artists at all levels of experience.

Hugo House is temporarily moving! May 19 is the last date Hugo House will hold classes at its current location. Starting May 20, Hugo House classes will be held at 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.

This class will be held at Hugo House First Hill: 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Greg Stump and Sierra Nelson
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Start Date: 05/21/2016

End Date: 06/11/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$180.00 Member Price:
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$200.00 General Price:

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Greg Stump and Sierra Nelson

Greg Stump has worked as a writer, artist, and teacher in Seattle for more than a decade. His work in comics includes the weekly strip Dwarf Attack and the acclaimed comic book series Urban Hipster. A longtime contributor to The Stranger and The Comics Journal, he was named "Illustrator of the Year" by Cartoonists Northwest in 2010.

Sierra Nelson (Typing Explosion, Vis-à-Vis Society), poet, performer, and text-based artist, is author of I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal) and chapbook “In Case of Loss.” Earning her MFA from U.W. (2002), she is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and teaches in Seattle, Friday Harbor, and Rome, Italy.

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