The Book of You

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$ 110.00

July 17th, 2013 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Will Cloughley
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: July 17th, 2013 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: July 24th, 2013 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

A blank book is a wonderful thing. It is a place to collect one’s thoughts, images, ideas, impressions, and daily ephemera. Beginning with a new hardbound sketchbook, students will learn how to integrate the visual and linguistic maps of their experiences. Adventure along the cognitive pathways of collage, private symbol systems, self-styled alphabets, poetic prose, and image capturing and creation by means of photography, drawing, painting, collage, and frottage. In The Book of You, students will experience the integrative process of being both the author and reader of books comprised of their own daily happenings and visions.


Materials to Bring: Hardbound black sketchbook (ideally 8½" x 11"), X-ACTO® blade holder and #11 blade, pens, and pencils. Some recommendations for pens and pencils include graphite HB pencil, Prismacolor colored pencils, steel-nib or felt-tip writing pen, and chisel-shaped felt-tip calligraphic markers (Zig® Memory System® and ITOYA Doubleheader® CL-10 are recommended). Also, bring small ink-jet prints of self-portrait photographs (4" x 6" or 5" x 7"). Consider bringing a few prints that capture different expressions and gestures. Optional but highly recommended: Westcott® Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler (12") with a cork backing.

Materials fee: $15

Date & Time: Wednesdays, July 17, 24 | 6:30-9:30p.m.

Location: 375 Rhode Island Street San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Will Cloughley

Will Cloughley is a San Francisco based fine artist, philosophical essayist, poet and lightshow producer, whose work encompasses drawing, mixed media, animation,photography and versions of the graphic novel. For the past several years Cloughley has concentrated exclusively on fine art works on paper and the hand-crafted artist's book, bringing to maturity his visual language and vision in a tactile medium. A sketchbook journal is always by his side or with him in his backpack; he can often be spotted writing and drawing in the black books at his favorite San Francisco coffee houses, or out at solitary industrial landscapes being reclaimed by nature.

$ 110.00