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Treat your creative self

From M, summer 2006

Parlay your UMAA membership into a poem, the first chapter of a novel, a watercolor, or even a quilt through the 2006 Split Rock Arts Program. UMAA members receive a $50 discount on non-credit workshops during the popular summer series, which offers the opportunity to learn creative writing, visual art, design, and many other genres from outstanding artists and writers in an intensive, intimate setting.

Artists of all skill levels, interests, and backgrounds can choose weeklong workshops on the Twin Cities campus; intensive three-day workshops called Split Rock Shorts at the University's Cloquet Forestry Center in northern Minnesota; or weeklong retreat-style workshops, also at the Cloquet Forestry Center.

A sampling of this summer's offerings includes: an introduction to Navajo weaving with Marilou Schulz; beginning fiction with Sheila O'Connor; a mixed-genre writing workshop with Frank X Walker; a session on the young adult novel with David Haynes; and workshops in beadwork, poetry writing, painting, drawing, and much, much more. It's a prime opportunity to become immersed in creative explorations away from the pressures of daily life.

Split Rock Shorts run from June 18 through 21 and weeklong sessions begin June 25. To learn more, visit Split Rock Arts. or request a printed catalog by calling 612-625-8100.