Still life paintings are full of hidden meaning. Look carefully at “Vanitas” by Pieter Claesz (1597-1661). Make a list of at least 6 items that you can identify in it, and think about what they convey. What would some equivalent objects be in today’s world? Now, find those objects in your own home. Arrange them […]
Some of the earliest novels were written in the form of letters between characters. Try writing a story as a series of text messages, group chats, emails, letters or postcards exchanged between at least two characters.
Now that people are staying indoors because of strict quarantining, animals all around the world are beginning to wander out of their homes and into the world of humans, from dolphins in the Venice canals, coyotes in San Francisco, and herds of goats roaming the streets of Wales. Write a story about what those animals […]