Keron Psillas, Instructor
Dates: June 5-8th, 2019 (9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. ends at noon on final day)
Materials Fee: $0
Join Keron Psillas, award-winning author and photographer to make your book ideas a reality! Recipient of Best in Show for Photobook 2015, Keron brings her 20+ years in the printing industry and the experience of publishing and promoting six books, as well as her creative soul in photography to offer this inspirational and practical class.
From Keron: This is such a great way to deepen our relationship to our photography. Making books demands that we look critically at our work, distill our message, learn the fine art of sequencing, and delve into supportive design.
We’ll look at favorite books (bring one of yours with you), we’ll discuss the merits of refined layout, and layout that supports your vision. We’ll talk about fonts and front matter and paper and bindings. Whether you want to create a travelogue, a poetic volume of images, or finish a long term project, a book can be either the final expression of your work or a path forward to exhibits and greater collaboration.
Join me to discuss all of these topics and more. We’ll learn the Blurb Bookwright software and get started making your vision a reality in book form! You will need a selection of image files that you will choose from to include in your book, and a laptop with the latest version of Blurb Bookwright software.
Class size is limited to 6 to ensure that I can work with each student in a hands-on fashion when we are putting our books together. Classroom hours: 9:30 to 4:30 each day with additional time for one on one instruction as needed.
***Class on June 8th is a half-day wrap up from 9am to 1pm.
Click the link to have a look at a few of Keron’s books:
Keron Psillas Oliveira is a photographer, writer, instructor and mentor, with an extensive background in the print and publishing industry. Raised in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where after nearly two decades in the printing and publishing industry, Keron became a professional photographer in 2006.
Her published works include the highly acclaimed Forty Years Later, Meditation for Two, The Alchemy of Lightness, and Dressage for the New Age, with long-time collaborator Dominique Barbier. She self-published Four Days in Havana and Loss and Beauty; creating solace in a land of infinite sorrow. Loss and Beauty won the prestigious Best of Show award for Photobook 2015. It was recognized by Karen Davis and Paula Tognarelli of Davis Orton Gallery and The Griffin Museum of Photography, respectively, as an exemplary photo essay and a finely crafted book. Keron has just released Cavalo Lusitano: The Spirit Within, debuting in November of 2018 from Veritas Editions. It has already garnered important awards, including being an Rfoto Folio Selection for 2019.
For more images please visit her website: Keron Psillas