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NOTE: This class will be held in an online format using the Zoom platform.
Students will need to have Adobe Lightroom installed on their home computer. Free 7-Day Trial, available here.
Class meets Monday- Friday– 1pm-5:00pm EDT + 30 min Morning, one-on-one sessions with instructor
This course is part of our Young Artist program, Open to all high school-aged students
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 zines to books and portfolios. Publishing your work has never been so easy.
Young artists in this workshop will discover and explore the lo-fi and hi-fi creative possibilities of digital publishing with Adobe Lightroom and Blurb. We will investigate traditional and contemporary design and layout, cover the essentials of workflow and color management, and explore books for inspiration.
In addition to learning the software, participants study and explore the full realm of bookmaking including indie pubs, editing, sequencing, layouts, text, and paper options. Students can anticipate completing one book project by class end. Students should have a rough idea about a book that they would like to make.
Computer literacy and access to a computer with Adobe Lightroom Classic installed and running are required. Students will also need access to a credit card to place their book order with Blurb.
Class meets on Zoom Monday-Friday 1-5pm EDT. Students meet individually with instructor in the am for 0.5 hours
All Image: ©Deanna Witman
Instructor: Deanna Witman
Deanna (DM) Witman is a transdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of environmental disruption and the human relationship to place in the Age of the Anthropocene. Her creative practice is deeply rooted within the realm of the effects of humans on this world using photographic materials, video, and installation. DM is affiliated with Cove Street Arts, Portland. Recent interviews and publications include The Guardian, BBC Culture, WIRED, Boston Globe, and Art New England. She actively exhibits her work and has been recognized with grants from the Maine Arts Commission, The Kindling Fund, The John Anson Kittredge Fund, and the Puffin Foundation.