Digital Resources for Printmakers and Illustrators

with Camilo Aguirre
Saturdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30; 1–3pm CT

Designed for illustrators and visual artists, this virtual workshop explores software programs and websites that best support digital image creation (raster and vector) and editorial software for laying out publications. Tour various free online applications, open source software, and the Affinity Suite and get introduced to ways of sketching, color systems, and printing capabilities within these programs. The workshop will focus on the following programs: Krita, Affinity Design, and Affinity Publisher, and will provide an overview of Vectornator (iPad), Procreate (iPad), Inkscape, Separation Studio (Mac), and Scribus. Other open source and freeware resources such as image banks, brush banks, vector archives, and other resources will also be shared.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 8 hours, Category B or D

$175/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$88 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
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

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: A computer that is capable of operating design software is required to participate in this workshop. It is highly recommended that participants have access to an iPad or tablet for this workshop as some open source software requires these devices (free trials are available). Access to a scanner is also recommended. For this highly 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.

Please note: Registration closes 7/5 at midnight (CT).