Broadsides: Creative and Independent Techniques

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Broadsides: Creative and Independent Techniques

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Have you ever wanted to make a broadside of your own writing? Or of somebody else’s? A broadside is basically a fancy word for poster — and broadsides have historically been used as a way to cheaply disseminate writing! There are infinite ways to make a broadside — one-of-a-kinds and editions — and in this four-session class, participants will design, develop, and print at least two of their own broadsides.

We’ll experiment with digital and analog forms of print and image making, with a special focus on technologies that are affordable and accessible from home. Possible activities include: carving our own stamps, linocut, xerox transfers, collage, trace monotype, cyanotype, tracing, rubbings, gelatin printing, and stencils. We’ll also do a crash course on digital design using Microsoft Word and other accessible programs, and learn the very basics of typography and design. We’ll experiment with printing on both digital printers and hand presses. Participants should expect to walk away from this course with at least one digitally-printed broadside and at least one hand-printed broadside, as well as the knowledge and confidence to continue making broadsides on their own following the course.

This class is open to all levels of writers and artists — lessons will be catered to participants’ interests and ideas!

workshop presented in partnership with Iowa City Poetry

tuition: $100 (includes all materials)
tuition assistance is available


March 6
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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IC Press Co-op at Public Space One
225 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52245 United States
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