Explore the full realm of book making and self-publishing with the powerful combination of Lightroom and Blurb.

The world of online publishing offers an exciting myriad of options for artists. The  tools and technology are readily available to create self-published materials from exhibition catalogs to portfolios and books. Publishing has never been so easy. From the enthusiastic beginner to the established artist, learn how you can create a book in your own vision in the comfort of your own space.

Participants in this workshop will discover and explore the creative possibilities of bookmaking and learn the dynamic tools that Lightroom has to offer in self-publishing with the power of Blurb.  We will investigate traditional and contemporary design and layout, cover the essentials of workflow and color management, and examine books for inspiration.

In addition to learning the software, participants study and explore the full realm of bookmaking including editing, sequencing, layouts, text, dust jackets and paper options. By weeks end, participants upload their new book ready for ordering from Blurb. Students are to bring a "rough edit" of digital images they wish to have made into a book. 

Computer literacy and basic Lightroom and/or Photoshop skills are not required but benefical.  We will spend 1-2 days covering Lightroom as an image processing tool and then will spend the rest on layout/design/color management.


Nina Borland

Nina Borland received her B.A. from Clark University, where she studied photography and graphic design. She discovered her love of sharing knowledge duringher three years as a teachers assistant in the Traina Center for the Arts. During her final year at Clark, she received the Patricia M. Plamondon Undergraduate Award in Visual and Performing Arts. 


Nina's photographic work with the nude figure has been exhibited by ArtsWorcester and Clark University's Shiltkamp Gallery. Her most recent projects have explored such issues as body image and standards of beauty amongst young adults. Nina is currently living in her hometown of Manhattan, New York City where she continues to work and seek out new experiences and inspirations.


Course Dates

Oct 26 to Nov 1



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