Content for Artist’s Books: How to Get Started (And Keep Going!)

with Dana King
Saturday, October 14; 10am–4pm and Sunday, October 15; 1–4pm CT

In this in-person workshop, gain tools to generate and refine content for artist’s books. Begin with a short presentation on form and content in artist’s books. Next, we’ll discuss a list of generative exercises and try one out! We’ll also work through two sequencing exercises developed by Gregory Halpernphotographer, teacher, and Guggenheim Fellow. Make simple book structures to build a habit of making “book sketches” or simple, cost-effective models used to see how a book’s content and structure will work together in a physical book form before committing to a final version with more expensive materials. The remainder of the workshop will be spent putting ideas into practice with support from the instructor and friendly group feedback. Participants are encouraged to bring works in progress, images and/or writing for book projects, and any other materials of interest.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 9 hours, Category B or C

$245/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $8 materials fee
$123 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $8 materials fee
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

Masks are strongly recommended for program participants working close to others in MCBA’s studios. See our Covid Safety Guidelines for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 10/9 at midnight (CT).