Visual Poetry Techniques

with India Johnson
Saturday, February 25; 1–4pm CT

This in-person workshop takes a playful and material approach to language. Sample a series of simple and versatile techniques for spatial writing. Respond to examples of visual poetry from the 1960s to the present using rubber stamps, carbon paper, stencils, and typewriters. Then, experiment with a range of substrates such as handmade papers, fabric, and stickers. After trying several techniques, select one to explore further during a visual writing exercise.

Typewriters will be provided; however, participants are welcome to bring their personal typewriter, if it is in good working condition.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 3 hours, Category B or D

$65/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 materials fee
$35 for scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 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.

All in-person program participants are required to wear a mask while in MCBA’s studios. See our COVID Safety Guidelines for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 2/20 at midnight (CT).