Friendly Writing for the Visual Thinker

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$ 130.00

January 28th, 2018 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Alisa Golden
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: January 28th, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: January 28th, 2018 4:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Have you always wanted to write but were unsure how to begin? Interested in including words in your visual work? This gentle workshop will shine light on how words can be used like other art media to describe an object, to capture a mood, to tell a story, and to transform how we see the world. We will first make a Zen or grunge notebook, then move through a series of guided writing explorations to loosen up. Through examples we will also look at short forms of writing that lend themselves well to book art. Students will emerge with their notebook full of visual approaches, ideas, tips, tricks, and several short pieces that have the potential to kickstart a writing practice, to inspire a book project, or to be just for fun. Beginners warmly welcome.

Materials to Bring: Favorite pens and pencils (all colors), magazines to cut up.

Optional: watercolors, gouache, or inks, and small brushes, waterbrush.
Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: needles, scissors, utility knife, cutting mat, awl, bone folder, metal ruler, glue sticks.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $130.00

Date & Time: Sunday, January 28, 2018 :: 10am-4pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Alisa Golden

Alisa Golden currently teaches bookmaking and letterpress printing as an adjunct professor through the MFA Writing program at CCA. Alisa holds an MFA in creative writing and is the founding editor and publisher of the online and print literary magazine, Star 82 Review. She is the author of Making Handmade Books, has had stories and poems published in numerous literary journals, and her book art may be found in special collections across the country.

Past Student Reviews:

“Alisa is an outstanding teacher -- she brings examples, demonstrates techniques, is organized, supportive, and clear. It was relaxing, challenging, and fun.”

[What did you like most about this workshop?] “Quality of instruction, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, creative component along with craft; generosity of instructor sharing materials, information, etc.”

$ 130.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States