Introduction to Book Design for Visual Artists

with Sarah Stengle
Thursdays: February 29, March 7, 14; 6–9pm CT

This introduction to book design is tailored to the needs of visual artists, with a focus on both traditional and experimental approaches to typography, layout, and book structure. During the first week, we’ll focus on typography, followed by designing page spreads and sequencing text and/or imagery in the second session. The third week, we’ll focus on supporting participants’ individual design goals. Each session will begin with a presentation followed by time working with materials related to the session’s topic with individual guidance from the teaching artist. During the last session, participants will learn how to attach a flexible paper (Kozo or Gampi) album-hinge onto watercolor paintings, drawings, or prints so that inflexible artwork can be bound together into a book format that opens fully even if the pages of artwork are inflexible.

This information-oriented, in-person workshop is hands-on and experimental with no specific project outcome. Participants will learn design concepts and solutions which will build their confidence with book design.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 9 hours, Category A or D; fulfills Core design requirement

$221/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 materials fee
$111 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 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.

Please note: Registration closes 2/26 at midnight (CT).