Workshop: Chapbook Design by Hand – Combining Image + Text with Hilary Lorenz

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 8:00pm

Registration is available through our partner The Shipman Agency. Please note that all class times are in Eastern Standard Time, not Arizona Time. 

6 Sessions: Thursday, October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10
6:00-8:00PM EST
Hilary Lorenz

There is nothing like the intimacy of holding a book in one's hands, turning the pages and feeling the paper between your fingers.  Do you love how books smell or the feel of the ink on the paper?  Would you like to create your own small book?

 In this hands-on class, you will learn all the steps and tools to plan, design, and construct a chapbook of your words and images. You will learn book anatomy, page design, paper selection,  sewing and gluing, and cover options.  I will teach you methods of image-making, including block printing, transfer, and watercolor. The first weeks are dedicated to learning techniques and materials so that you know what is possible. Experimentation is highly encouraged.  I will then work with you to design the chapbook that best suits your vision. There is no writing or computer instruction in this class, it is all hands-on making. (20 students)

Hilary Lorenz is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist. She makes large-scale installations of printed and cut paper that revolve around her physical exploration and relationship with the natural world.  Lorenz is the co-founder and founding director of Dolphin Press and Print at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She collaborated on chapbooks and broadsides, which over forty poets, including Albert Mobilio, Elaine Equi, Brenda Coultas, and Lynn Crawford.

 Lorenz’s recent exhibitions include The Moth Migration Project, Bundaberg, Australia, (2019), Flutter, BRIC Street Seats, NY-DOT, Brooklyn, NY, (2017), Call and Response, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2017). Her residencies include LMCC Art Space, Governors Island, NY (2019-2020), The Yukon Arts Centre Chilkoot Trail Residency, Parks Canada (2018), National Seashore C-Scape Residency, Cape Cod, MA (2016).  Lorenz is a Fulbright Scholar and NEA Mid-Atlantic Fellow. Her artwork has been reviewed in the NY Times, LA Times, Art in America, and Art on Paper. She received her MA and MFA from the University of Iowa in Printmaking and Intermedia and has taught printmaking and book arts internationally for over 25 years.