Handmade Books and Visual Journaling with Heidi Sussman

Journals photo

Event details

  • Thursday | May 3, 2018 to Sunday | May 6, 2018
  • Cape May, NJ
  • 908-790-8820
  • $395 + $35 materials feePrice

Have you been wondering about ways to show your photographs other than matted and framed under glass? Do you have endless files of images that are in your computer just waiting to be seen? Have you thought about putting your work into your own hand-made books to create a visual journal?

Books are an effective way to show and write about your art. They become a personal and tactile way to communicate and engage the viewer. Books make excellent gifts, and when designed as individual portfolios they become successful marketing materials.

This fun yet informative workshop will be held in a beautiful and historic Cape May location. Heidi Sussman, photographer, mixed media artist, and writer will show you how simple it is to create a book filled with your own photographs and writing. Packed with essential information on creating one-of-a-kind editions, she will show you the process of how to make a simple handmade book from start to finish. Gain the skills needed to create your own photo book or portfolio as you discover the importance of design techniques, paper choices; and how to  sequence your images to tell a story. You will take home a minimum of 4 handmade books in distinctive styles including journals.

Visual journaling is a key component in unleashing your creativity as you develop your unique style. Using your images as prompts for your writing will give you confidence and satisfaction. Your books will become your legacy as  you create a lasting entity using your photographs that will be admired, appreciated and passed down for future generations. A comprehensive hand-out will be given to every workshop participant with guidelines and resources so you can continue your creative process at home or in your studio.

Free Open Studio Before the Workshop:

A number of rooms with private baths are available for rent at the workshop cottage. You can also extend your stay for the new free open studio sessions on May 2-3. These free sessions with both Nancy Ori and Heidi Sussman are only available to those staying at the cottage. I encourage early registration since all four workshops will have this opportunity and the number of rooms is limited. Other lodging locations are within walking distance to fit your budget and comfort needs.

  • Tuition Fee: $395 plus $35 materials fee
  • Arrival and Departure dates: May 3 arrivals and check in beginning at 3:30pm, with a wine and cheese reception; departure May 6 at 5pm.
  • More Info: 908-790-8820, nancyori@comcast.net, nancyoriworkshops.com
  • Payment: email Nancy Ori for a registration form. Return form with check payayble to Heidi Sussman, and mail to New Jersey Media Center, LLC at 124 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Cancellation: If you need to withdraw from the workshop, you must first inform us no later than 14 days prior to the first day of your workshop, and we will refund your tuition less a registration fee of $25. No refunds of any kind will be made for withdrawal within 14 days in advance of the first day of your workshop, during the workshop or for no-shows. This is a rain or shine event.