The “Breaking the Frame” programming at the DIA allows young writers to explore the world of art through creative writing by analyzing four selected paintings and crafting “How to Survive” guides inspired by the stories told in each artwork. Four chosen art pieces varying in complexity and narratives tailored to the differing age groups will be explored alongside curated stories based on each piece. The young writers will use these stories to create survival guides that show how they would escape the art if they were trapped inside and were only the size of a paper clip. This programming allows students to gain insight into how to write structured guides (with emphasis on second-person active-tense), while also promoting art appreciation.

Cost: FREE

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