The Mixed-Media Memoir

June 7, 2020 – June 13, 2020

Matt Runkle

Where do words meet image in the stories we tell? How can materials we encounter day-to-day relate to our personal narratives? In this workshop students will discover how to use different media to tell a story. The media can include comics, graphic novels, artist books, dioramas and sequential panels along with the ways you might amalgamate these modes. Participants will explore collage, low-tech printing methods (pochoir, Xerox transfers), box-making and book structures with a focus on incorporating found materials into their mixed-media memoirs. Open to all skill levels.


Matt Runkle is a writer, cartoonist and book artist who lives in Oregon. He has taught at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the University of Iowa, at Penland School of Crafts, and at the University of Nevada–Reno. As a member of the College Book Art Association board, his work has been exhibited nationally. Runkle’s work is also in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Newberry Library, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Matt Runkle

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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