Shaping Your Story 2: Broadsides

Do you wonder where the next idea is coming from? It’s a challenge we all face. This workshop will help you gather your thoughts and work with your own words to produce a broadside (work of art on a single sheet or canvas) using new calligraphic styles, illustrations, and “words in liberty.” This is a workshop about Text Art, about words living with images, about words AS images. Can words on a wall compete with paintings? Can we overcome the art/craft divide? Serious questions. We will look at some seriously fun answers.

This online course will consist of six Zoom sessions:

  • Live lessons with demonstrations and assignments to do in your own time.
  • Live lessons with additional demonstrations.
  • Lectures on related subjects, including art history and contemporary art.

  • One live crit session in which I will review all works posted by students, with Q&A.

* Sessions will be recorded and made available to students for a period of 4 months.

Material list

  • Six sheets of good quality calligraphy paper (Rives BFK, Saunders Waterford, Fabriano 5, or some other paper that you like to work on, minimum 160 gsm, size 40 x 60cm / 16 x 24 inches or larger)
  • Variety of pens and brushes
  • Ink and gouache colors
  • Graphite and charcoal (optional).

* HANDOUTS with more specific information on materials will be sent three weeks before the series begins.

Dates & time

  • November 6, 13, 20 2023
  • December 4, 11, 18 2023
  • Brussels Time
  • NY Time
  • Sydney Time
    6:00am next day

* Sessions last approximately 2 hours