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Teacher Workshop: Magritte and Surrealism—The Mystery of the Ordinary

July 23, 2014
Ryan Education Center, Studio B
$50; 5 CPDUs

This summer the Art Institute is reexamining the everyday and making the familiar unfamiliar with the exhibition, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 — 1938, which features works from the artist’s most profoundly inventive and experimental years. This daylong teacher workshop will focus on the Magritte exhibition as well as other Surrealist works in the Art Institute collection, examining how divergent thinking, dreams, reverie, and the imagination are tied to creativity and breakthroughs in understanding. Participants will also investigate how disjunctions between language and images can open up meanings and encourage creative thinking. The workshop will include a studio-based exploration of collage, automatism, games, and other surrealist techniques for freeing the imagination.

This program has reached capacity.

Registration is required for this program. 

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Kenneth Josephson. Chicago, 1969. Gift of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1970.810.