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Turning Words into Art and Art into Words


Instructors, Betsy Rogers-Knox and Nancy McMillan
Friday, March 10, 2023
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy a stress-free fun session of writing and painting! Ekphrastic writing--a piece of writing penned in response to a piece of art--and impressionist painting will be explored and intertwined to inspire
and challenge your creative self. You’ll be led via guided prompts and demonstrations. All levels are welcome and no experience is required.

The fee for the workshop is $65. All supplies are included.

Betsy Rogers-Knox received a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden in 2006 and has been illustrating plants ever since. Betsy’s work has been shown widely in the U.S. and was exhibited in London at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Exhibition 2016  where she was awarded the prestigious Silver Gilt Award for her series of paintings entitled The Life Cycle of the Milkweed and Monarch. Her work has been exhibited at the American Society of Botanical Artists Annual International Exhibitions in NYC. Find more at

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm. Her essay “For the Love of Linen” (CT Lit Anthology 2020) was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Litchfield Magazine publishes her feature stories, one of which won first place in the CT Press Club 2022 Contest. Her work has appeared in Pangyrus, The Sunlight Press, Persimmon Tree, Fiction Southeast, and Edible Nutmeg, and her reviews have run in Connecticut newspapers.

She directs the writing program at Arts Escape, where she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. Find more at

COVID POLICY: Until further notice, proof of vaccination is no longer required to attend classes. Masks remain optional .

*Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of Writing Programs.

“Arts Escape – where creativity and
learning promote well-being.