SONGWRITING WITH A PAINTER’S EYE
How do you paint a scene so that the listener can not only feel, but SEE what the singer is talking about? In this workshop, we’ll explore how songs convey emotion. We’ll create image-based songs and song-based images. Through this process, an amazing phenomenon occurs in which the lyric is reinvented. Through the images we combine them with, a new form of expression is born. Songs become three-dimensional, lyrics soar. Through drawing, singing, writing and laughter, we’ll share our lives as interdisciplinary artists working in many media. No drawing or songwriting experience is necessary.
Whether you have been painting and writing songs for years, dabble occasionally for fun, or have never painted or written a song before and would like to learn more about the process, all are welcome at this workshop.
Natalia Zukerman was a finalist in both the Rocky Mountain and Telluride Festival Songwriting Competitions. With seven independent releases, she records, writes and tours with well known artists including Susan Werner, Janis Ian, Willy Porter, Erin McKeown, Garrison Starr and Adrianne Gonzalez and has opened for Shawn Colvin, Tom Paxton, Ani Difranco, Tom Rush, Mary Chapin Carpenter and many others. She’s toured major folk, jazz and rock clubs in the US, Canada, Germany and Japan and has taught songwriting and painting at music festivals such as Sisters Song and Arts Academy, at arts centers in the US and Canada and at the prestigious Interlochen Arts and Music Academy.