Drawing in Books

with Babette Wagenvoort
Fridays: April 30, May 7, 14, 21; 10am–12:30pm CT

This virtual workshop, led by Netherlands-based illustrator and visual artist Babette Wagenvoort, is an invitation to sketch, play, and think about ways you might incorporate drawings into prints and artist’s books. Experiment with several ways to use drawings in books—from the many benefits of using a sketchbook, to drawing used in book art, to illustration and sequential drawing.

Practice drawing and sketching through live exercises during the workshop. You will be invited to continue building your skills outside of the workshop and to create an optional independent project. This workshop is open to anyone who would like to explore drawing. No prior experience is required.

All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 10 hours, Category A; fulfills Core design requirement

$180/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$90 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: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend you join 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).

Please note: Registration closes 4/22 at midnight (CT).