Taught by Lisa Marie Basile
Lisa Marie Basile is graduating with a Masters in Writing from The New School. She is the author of Andalucia (Brothel Books.) A Decent Voodoo (Cervena Barva) and Triste (Dancing Girl Press) are both forthcoming in 2012. Her work can be seen in Word Riot, PANK, kill author, Moon Milk Review, elimae & Pear Noir! among other publications. She is the founding editor of Brooklyn-based Patasola Press & the Patasola Review, and was a reader for Weave Magazine. She is a managing member of The Poetry Society of New York. She has earned two 1st Place prizes in poetry from Pace University.
This class meets at our Court Street location
Pin-up girls were (and still are) a staple in American culture for several decades. Whether you've seen the pin-up aesthetic on stage at a burlesque show, have a fascination with women like Bettie Page or are interested in discussing the cultural and gender implications of pin-up girls, this class is for you.
If art holds a mirror up to our society, what does the pin-up girl image convey — whether in illustrations, on the side of B52s or a modern pop star's updated revival of the image? Pin-up girls are more than meets the eye; they spark debates that touch on feminism and gender myths.
We'll start off with a very alluring introduction to the pin-up aesthetic via photos and videos, and we'll trace the pin-up look from the early 1900s until today, with a focus on pin-up culture in NYC. In this workshop, we'll discuss the important topics aforementioned, meet a pin-up model, discuss her thoughts on the culture and talk about modern-day pin-ups.
For the first class, bring questions and, if you'd like, a list of your favorite pin-up girls. We may even keep a blog of our thoughts and photos!
This class has started, but email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join for the next couple of weeks!
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