The Inner Bowie Workshop

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The Inner Bowie Workshop

65.00

Taught by Jon Ross, MFA

Marking the first anniversary of David Bowie's death, we'll look at illuminating moments in his career when he broke through creative blocks to make work that shattered convention. How did Bowie keep surprising us, and surprising himself? Join us + find your inner Bowie.

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Saturday, January 14th || 12:00-5:00 pm
SE Uplift || 3534 SE Main Street
$65 || Includes materials || Scholarships available.

Marking the first anniversary of David Bowie's death, we'll look at illuminating moments in his career when he broke through creative blocks to make work that shattered convention.

We'll play with these strategies to liberate the restless genius within:

  • Burroughs & Gysin's cutups technique
  • Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies
  • Collage
  • Collaboration
  • Improvisation

How did Bowie keep surprising us, and surprising himself? His fascinations led to continual reinvention. His intense energy flowed into any media available, from page to song, stage to film to canvas. What source did he tap? Join us + find your inner Bowie!


Jon Ross has been a devoted fan studying David Bowie for 35 years. His MFA thesis at Oregon State University featured an essay on Bowie, the performance of identity, and the paradoxes delimiting the transmission of meaning. He co-edits OPOSSUM, a magazine of literature animated by music.