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Broadside or Broadsheet?
Commonly to be broadsided is to be the target of a strongly worded critical attack. Historically, it is a nearly simultaneous firing of all the guns from one side of a warship targeting the enemy.
A Broadsheet is the largest size of a newspaper format. Meaning that you are getting the most news possible.
This printing workshop will explore the wonders of letterpress by combining printed letterforms and graphic images. Printing techniques will be the focus as well as designing for large sheets that can be used as posters or broadsheets or broadsides. Politics aside or not, this will be a creative class or writers and artists in large format!
Lunch each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.
Instructor: Richard Reitz Smith
Richard Reitz Smith is the Book Arts Program Chair and Studio Manager at Maine Media. He is an artist trained as a graphic designer and excels in marrying traditional techniques with modern technology in the pursuit of all forms of book arts and letterpress printing.
This class will focus on the arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere—a time of regeneration, appearance, and transience. We will collect objects and plant specimens, make drawings, do observational writing, and make repeat visits to familiar sites in order to document the rapid changes at this time of year.
The Cross Structure binding is a non-adhesive binding that offers much freedom to the text block. This 20th century design created by Carmencho Arregui is greatly inspired by the Long Stitch bindings of the medieval era. It is suitable in conservation or new bindings, such as travel journals or decorative bindings. The structure is uniquely constructed by interlocking the front and back cover at the spine.
Midsummer: Seasonal Observation and Practice for Writers and Artists
Are you an artist or writer who is longing for a reinvigorated and renewed attention to the world, new approaches to your work, or new understandings of what it can mean to write or make art? Or are you an art- or writing-lover wishing to start a deep and sustainable practice of artmaking or writing? Join us for a week of walking, looking, annotating, drawing, mark-making, color-tracking, land-listening, weather-watching, and plant-noticing as the days shift toward midsummer.