Words and Images
October 31, 2021 - November 5, 2021
Stuart Kestenbaum · stuartkestenbaum.com
Susan Webster · susanwebster.net
Workshop at a glance
Using low-tech printmaking techniques and drawing, we will create images that inspire writing, writing that inspires images, and generate work that can combine the two.
- Printmaking techniques such as gelatin-plate and monotype
- Writing and drawing to inspire more artwork
- Painting, collage, and book arts
- Printmaking processes
- Paints, collage, and mixed media
- Low-tech printmaking techniques
- Written works combined with visual arts
- Book structures as mixed media works
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. Kestenbaum is Maine’s Poet Laureate.
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 in 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.
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.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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