Intermediate: Building Narrative in Artist’s Books

with Radha Pandey
Saturdays: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10; 10am–12pm CST/CDT

This virtual workshop will focus on the juxtaposition of text and image, page layout, and pacing to create a narrative artist’s book.

Participants should have an idea of what they would like to work on. This can be something in progress that is stuck or an idea they would like to turn into a book but are not sure how to start. Depending on ideas and related discussions, book structures and writing exercises will be taught and assigned. In addition, methods of low-tech image-making—hand-printing linoleum blocks, gelatin printing, pochoir, trace monotypes, and papercutting—will be demonstrated as needed. Participants should have some binding experience.*

Experience required*
Certificate: 12 hours; Category C

$216/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$108 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: 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. You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. Teaching artists will answer questions about the materials list in advance of the workshop.

Please note: Registration closes 2/25 at midnight (CST).