Storytelling with Collage

with Grace (Ge) Gilbert
Tuesdays: October 4, 11, 18; 5–6:30pm CT

Inspired by the hybrid visual and poetic works of Anne Carson, Saidiya Hartman, and Diana Khoi Nguyen, among other makers, this virtual workshop offers participants a method of working with mixed-media and digital collage materials to tell stories. Work with a series of personal artifacts (familial, cultural, and/or historical photographs or documents) in a digital format and develop a concept through a series of writing and collage exercises. Practice close “readings” of images to create unique multimedia collages. With generative prompts and tutorials on how to use word processing software to collage, participants will come away with both technical skills and the beginnings of a project idea.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 4.5 hours, Category B or D

$100/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$50 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: This workshop uses word processing software (i.e. Microsoft Word or Pages on an Apple device). For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera, microphone, and word processing software (i.e. Microsoft Word). 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 materials 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 9/29 at midnight (CT).