Play with letters, words, papers, inks and found objects and discover your own unique images. Through a series of parallel visual and verbal activities including book-design, poem-making, monoprinting, lettering and collage, you’ll generate the materials from which to create a handmade book. The form and content of the book are not pre-conceived, but discovered as you construct books on the space of each page and in the sequence of time. The books are filled with beautiful images and surprising revelations.
This workshop is for experienced artists and writers, as well as for beginners. It’s a wonderful class for family members to take together; children must be at least eight. Its methodology also makes it eye-opening for teachers and can often be used to earn Professional Development Points (PPDs).
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Of this class, one student wrote, “In Image-Making the integration of the visual and the verbal happens as if by magic. In this class you are in the hands of experts." M. Rubin
Rosalind Pace, poet, artist, teacher, has been Writer-in-Residence at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School since the school was founded in 1995. She worked with Poets-in-the-Schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for many years, exhibited her collages at the original Provincetown Group Gallery; has been on the faculty at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill since 1976; and was the director of Long Point Gallery in Provincetown from 1994-1997. Her poems have appeared in several literary journals, including American Poetry Review, Ontario Review, Ploughshares, Poetry East, The Iowa Review, and others. Her collages and handmade books are in public and private collections. She lives in Truro.
Marcia Simon is a writer, artist, teacher, child and adolescent psychotherapist. Her novel, A Special Gift was made into an ABC After-School Special, which won a Peabody Award and was reissued on DVD. She graduated from Brown University and took classes at RISD as part of her concentration in Art. She has an MA in History of Art from Yale, studied book arts with Marian Parry at the Radcliffe Institute, and received an MS in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University. She taught at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and conducted workshop in creative expression. She lives in West Nyack, NY, and Truro.
Marcia and Rosalind met when they were undergraduates at Brown University. They first created Image Making in 1976 and have been developing it ever since.