Artist’s Books: List, Collection, Library

with India Johnson
Wednesdays: March 17, 24, 31; 4–6pm CT

Explore collecting and curating as a creative practice in this virtual workshop. In addition to learning book structures that lend themselves to displaying items in a collection, such as the pocket blizzard, we will also engage written forms that operate similarly, such as lists, erasures, and indexes.

Equal parts creative writing and bookmaking, this workshop’s primary aim is play: It is intended to be a generative space. In addition to our sessions together, participants will be mailed a set of optional prompts to inspire writing and mark-making outside of the workshop. In addition to materials participants source themselves, the instructor will also send a materials kit prior to the workshop (see more information on materials below). 

All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or C

$108/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $30 supply fee**
$54 for BIPOC participants* (10% discount for MCBA members) + $30 supply fee**
*We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
**International participants may be charged an additional shipping fee.

What you’ll need to participate:
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the supply fee**).

Please note: Registration closes 3/8 at midnight (CT).