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Day 16: Blackout Poetry

Lesson 16 from: 28 to Make

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

Day 16: Blackout Poetry

Lesson 16 from: 28 to Make

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

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Lesson Info

16. Day 16: Blackout Poetry

Lesson Info

Day 16: Blackout Poetry

(lively music) This is 28 To Make. I'm Laura McCormack. And we're going to create a blackout poem. So blackout poetry is really cool. All you need is some printed matter, and a black market. And I like to use a newspaper, but you can use a magazine, anything that you have that's an already compiled article of words. So, once you pick an article, you are going to black out parts of the article. Now you wanna choose words not to blackout that maybe relate to how you're feeling right now, or are all adjectives. It's totally up to you. The poem doesn't have to make sense. You can incorporate the headline if you want. Here I sort of did something fun with the illustration. And I left the blackout poem in the context of the paper. So this one says develop proof of thinking. Design the lives of friends and get real. So that makes no sense. I'm not a poet. But I like it. I like the rhythm. I think it sort of represents a moment for me. Here's another one that I did. Again you can black out t...

he surrounding areas any way you want. So this one is super blacked out, right? And it says social media will let others teach. Again, doesn't make any sense. I like it. I had fun doing it. I think it creates this cool specimen, right, with typography. You can doodle on the page. And then you know what I did, I photocopied it larger. And so it becomes something else, right? This one I like. It's called A Park in Brooklyn. Only overseen by rainfall and sand. I'm getting better. So the more you do these, the better you're going to get. So again, you don't have to blackout things in any prescribed way, just have fun with it. It's totally up to you. I can't wait to see what you do. Share with me with the hashtag #28toMake. (lively music)

Class Materials

Sunday Reflection Questions

Sunday Reflect Questions

30-Circles

Day 8 - 30 Circles

Tangrams

Tangrams

Visualizing Sound

Visualize Sound

Postcard Templates

4x6 Postcard Hard Copy template
4x6 Postcard digital template

Ratings and Reviews

Margaret Agnew
 

I just loved the way this was presented and the immediate connection of the videos and their content which helped me discover and try things I would not have thought I could do. The affirmations from others doing the same thing and being able to gather ideas from the 'sharing' bit was also important for me. I have gained a lot creatively and it has fired parts of my imagination that lay hidden. I am just sorry it is formally over. I missed the last x3 sessions and the portfolio bit due to illness but will complete the other tasks and will continue explore developing those that really opened a creative slot for me. Above all thanks to the tutors - each of you - I loved the content you chose and the enthusiasm and creative energy you conveyed in just a few moments and the generous attitude of the skills share. That's it - Thank you, would recommend to anyone not to miss this opportunity.

LAra TAmalunas
 

I was looking for a way to get back into the habit of creating. The class has some fun ideas for projects that are easy to work on, which is super helpful. Every day I was excited to see what my new project was! But...a few seemed to not be what I considered sketching or drawing and didn't seem to fit the description. Overall, very helpful though :)

Nicola
 

Best course ever on Creative Live. It's the foundation for doing anything or everything creative. Even if you think your only creative interest is say photography ...and you're not a drawer, maker or artist of any kind ...think again. This course will open up your mind and you will discover that actually you are a creative and you can pick up a pencil and draw... and it doesn't take up much time... 10-20 minutes a day. In the beginning it's not about the end result, it's about the doing and how it sets something off in your brain. It will make a huge difference to everything else you put your hands and mind to in life.

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