Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Publishing classes for everyone... even you!

Local Kensingtonian Kris Waldherr will be offering workshops at her gallery, along with exhibitions and other events. Starting this spring, Kris Waldherr Art and Words will be adding arts and publishing workshops to the mix. The studio-gallery is located near Newkirk Plaza on Marlborough Road. Class sizes are small, so each participant receives individualized attention.

Here are summaries of the workshops:
1. Children's Bookmaking. Saturday, March 28 and April 4, 2 - 3 pm.
Recommended for age 6 to 9. This two session creative art workshop teaches kids how to make a picture book. They'll learn how to take a simple story and transform it into a book utilizing collage, drawing,
and writing.

2. Publishing 101. Saturday, March 21, 2 - 4:30 pm.
Ever wondered what it takes to get published? Or what makes a publisher decide to buy a manuscript? Here's your chance to find out! This entry level workshop covers everything: manuscript submissions, book proposals, literary agents, self-publishing, book acquisitions, marketing. No prior publishing experience necessary.

3. Bookmaking Bootcamp: Children's Picture Books, Gift Books, and Art Books.
Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28; 7 - 9:00 pm.
This hands-on workshop is for fine artists, illustrators, photographers, and children's picture book creators -- anyone who has ever wanted to transform their art and words into a professional book. By the end of this workshop, you'll be on your way toward creating a book that can be submitted to a publisher or self-published. Bootcamp early bird special: Register by March 9 and receive a free half-hour follow up consultation with Kris ($50 value).

These workshops will be personally taught by Kris Waldherr, a publishing professional with twenty-plus years of experience. Kris began her publishing career as a children's book designer. As an author, illustrator, and designer, she's created Doomed Queens, The Book of Goddesses and numerous other illustrated books for children and adults. Kris has been published by Harry N. Abrams Books, Random House, HarperCollins and other major publishing houses.
To learn more or register for these workshops, visit ArtandWords.com/events.html
or e-mail kris@kriswaldherr.com.

Hey Kris, maybe you could add a class for blog publishing next time. We could probably use the help.