Scripto-Visual Drawing

July 26, 2020 – August 1, 2020

Leslie Nichols

The role of text in visual art is center stage in this experimental drawing workshop. Working with the fundamentals of drawing, students will explore how words are used to create pattern, imagery and meaningful content. The workshop introduces participants to forms such as calligrams, asemic writing and erasure poetry while working with mediums such as typewriters, pen and ink, and graphite. You will find inspiration from artists using text as an integral part of drawing. Each student will take home a selection of their original works and a new appreciation of the relationship between text and imagery. Open to all skill levels.


Leslie Nichols operates her studio in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She is well known for her works created on manual typewriters which are featured in Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology published by Laurence King and The Art of Typewriting published by Thames and Hudson. Her work has been recognized with grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, AAUW, Women’s Studio Workshop, Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Great Meadows Foundation.

Leslie Nichols

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

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

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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