Art Write with Philippe Petit

Art Write with Philippe Petit


July 27, 2019, 2-5 PM

Love art? Love writing? Spend an afternoon with world-famous aerialist and art enthusiast Philippe Petit writing poems about works of art that inspire you. Philippe will present some of his favorite works of art, invite your thoughts and guide you to crystallize them into a poem.

The workshop will start with a group Q&A with Philippe, so that we get to know each other a bit before diving in a few hours of intense fun and creativity involving all aspects of the art of writing.

Ages 15-18

Limited to 15. Light refreshments will be served during a 1/2 hr break.

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Teaching Artist


Philippe Petit

High wire artist Philippe Petit writes, draws, performs close-up magic, practices lock-picking and eighteenth century timber framing, plays chess, studies French wine, gives lectures on creativity, directs theater plays and tightrope master classes, is an accomplished pickpocket, and was once sighted bullfighting in Peru.

Petit, author of eleven books, including “Creativity: The Perfect Crime,” "To Reach the Clouds" and “Why Knot?" has been artist-in-residence of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for more than 30 years and has performed on the high wire more than 80 times around the world. He has been a featured speaker at TED and other national venues and he also walks on the wire and does street performances whenever (and wherever) he likes.

Photo of Philippe Petit: Matthew Bannister & Keith Bomely DBOX