Classes & Workshops

Ages: 14 and up

Art Eats Words: Building Artists’ Books (Week Three)

Instructor(s): Wendy Low Private: Nicole Rowley
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Lines whisper. Colors speak. Words have texture. Sentences have shape. In this class you will examine and use techniques of professional writers, photographers, and artists to meld graphic and sculptural techniques to literary art in ways that deepen the literary experience. We’ll try some unusual writing techniques from historical arts movements and contemporary explorations. We will visit local collections of artist’s books and examine collaborations between visual and literary artists. In poetry posters (broadsides), and book forms, you’ll experiment with images, colors, words, and typefaces, within elements of 2-D composition and 3-D structure. Some work will be photoshop manipulation and composition; more will be hands-on building and binding of books, experimenting with different formats, different ways of incorporating text, and alternate uses of art materials. On Friday we’ll present our work to an audience of family and friends. Perfect for visually inspired writers and verbally inspired artists.

Course ID: JY13-A12