Words And Images

October 18, 2020 – October 24, 2020

Stuart Kestenbaum and Susan Webster

During this workshop students will create images that inspire writing, writing that inspires images, and generate work that can combine the two. Daily activities will include writing and drawing as prompts to generate your work. Various low-tech printmaking techniques such as gelatin-plate process, direct stencil and monotype drawing will be covered. Participants will use a variety of tools and techniques, such as drawing, painting and collage to make their image and text components. You will discover different formats including simple book structures, one-of-a-kind pieces, and broadsides and you are encouraged to experiment. Open to all skill levels.


Stuart Kestenbaum is a poet and former director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has been a visiting writer at art programs including Penland, the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. His most recent book is How to Start Over (Deerbrook Editions 2019). Kestenbaum is Maine’s Poet Laureate.

Stuart Kestenbaum and Susan Webster

Susan Webster is a visual artist who works with a variety of materials and processes. She has taught at Haystack, Penland, Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Connecticut, Studio Artworks Center (Jerusalem, Israel) and developed a model art program in the prison system in Maine. Recent exhibits include Maine Jewish Museum and Maine College of Art’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

Stuart Kestenbaum and Susan Webster

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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