Timeless Art: Haiku and tanka online gallery workshops


This series of online "live" workshops, bookable together or separately, is a chance to escape into some beautiful and timeless art, and write the Japanese poetry forms haiku and tanka in response. Each workshopper will receive additional "one-to-one" written feedback from the tutor after the session. Call of the Page will be making a donation to the galleries, at this time when they are unable to accept in-person visitors.


It will also be wonderful to see your faces, while we are "social distancing" in the physical world.


Forthcoming Dates:  Saturday June 27th, and July 9th. Please see information on times of day the course runs below, as this will depend on the time zone you are participating from. 


Workshop Description: The workshops will run online-conference-style on Zoom (you do not need to have a Zoom account, you just need to follow a link we will send you by email). We'll start each workshop with an introductory session, and some tips from Alan, before going off to visit the website of the chosen gallery for the workshop. The gallery websites we use will be especially chosen not just for their art (which is phenomenal!) but for the quality of experience they deliver. We'll then reconvene online, before working our notes up into poems, and then workshopping our words "round the table". You'll also receive written feedback from Alan after the session. The workshops will last three hours each, including writing time, and we'll be able to stretch legs and make a cup of tea half way through! 


We announce the next gallery at the end of each workshop. But as a clue, expect to see Italian renaissance art, French Impressionism, Spanish and Dutch masters, and English Pre-Raphaelites, from galleries around the world.


Fifth workshop announcement: We continue on Saturday 27th June, with the Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain, when we will write in response to works by artists including Diego Velázquez and Hieronymus Bosch. You can join us for this workshop individually, or for both of the remaining fortnighly workshops ... see booking buttons below.


Level: This workshop is suitable for those with experience of haiku or tanka, or complete beginners.


Time of day: The time of day varies according to which time zone you are in. Please see the list below below, for time zones relating to your city. (We realise these hours are not great for Australasia and Asia - please email us, and if there is enough interest, we'll arrange an extra workshop at a more accessible time).


Nairobi, 7 pm

Paris, 6 pm

London, 5 pm

New York, 12 noon

Chicago, 11 am

Los Angeles, 9 am


Group Sizeup to 7 people.


Tutor: Your workshop leader is Alan Summers, lead tutor at Call of the Page.


Host: The workshop host and facilitator is Karen Hoy.


Cost: The price of the three remaining online workshops is £70, which works out at £35 per workshop, and includes a donation that we will make to the gallery each time in appreciation of their resources. You can book the complete set of workshops below, or book the individual workshops separately, at £38 each.


Outreach: We also have some outreach places available, for medical and key workers, or those self-isolating with health conditions. Please email us on admin@callofthepage.org, to enquire for yourself, or to nominate someone for a free or subsidised place. But everyone who takes part helps make it possible for us to fund these, so thank you.



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Timeless Art Workshop Series (Europe/NORTH AMERICA hours)
70.00 GBP

A place on the Timeless Art series of two remaining online haiku and tanka workshops, fortnightly from Saturday June 27th, at 5pm London time (noon, New York).

Timeless Art Workshop (Europe/NORTH AMERICA hours) 27th June 2020 - Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
38.00 GBP

A place on the fourth workshop of the Timeless Art series, on Saturday June 27th, at 5 pm London time (= noon, New York, USA).

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