Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Workshop at Asheville Bookworks!

Getting Your Words Out

Instructor:  Lauren Faulkenberry - Firebrand Press
Dates: November 16th & 17th
Location: Asheville Bookworks -  Asheville, North Carolina

Description:  Part writing workshop and part printing workshop, this course invites students to produce print projects that center on their own writing. We will start by generating text and discussing how to draw the reader in. We’ll look at ways to craft language and hone our storytelling abilities to make our words resonate with readers. We’ll move on to image making, and experiment with creating visual layers on a single page. Demos will include pressure printing, colographs, and linoleum block printing. We’ll look at ways to create texture and depth in our images, and experiment with creating images that compliment the text. We’ll examine the interplay between elements on the page, and consider composition and movement. Lastly, we’ll combine these elements to create a simple book structure that is printed as a single sheet, adding a bit of complexity to our designs.

Basic fundamentals of printing will be covered, as well as techniques that will help students achieve the best printing results. We’ll look at how to achieve even inking and impression, and how to choose papers suitable for different low-relief methods of printing. Students will leave with an understanding of how to combine text and image in a way that creates a dynamic narrative, and leave with techniques that will combat writer’s block and spark future writing endeavors. While some knowledge of printing is beneficial, students of all skill levels are welcome.

Click Here to sign up for this class, no later than the October 1st deadline. The class fee (including supplies) is $247. Payment must be made in advance. Class time: 10-5pm both days. For any additional questions, contact