From Book to Blog: Creating An Online Journal


Saturday, January 28, 2006
10:30 AM-3:30 PM
RSVP and advance required (space is limited).
To register, please call 412.231.3169 or write to education@mattress.org
Act 48 credit available.

Cost: $20 ($15 MF members, students/seniors); box lunch included.
Led by new media artist Liz Perry.
Information: www.mattress.org

Participants should bring a sketchbook, journal or artist's book created or in progress, to share online with a larger audience. Participants will learn a range of techniques for creating online books and walk through the process of setting up a free, online illustrated journal, using a digital camera, scanner and free online software. Participants will complete a personal art blog and learn to upload images and text. If possible, participants should bring a laptop and a digital camera. Workshop includes a guided, behind-the-scenes tour and discussion of Messages & Communications.

Elizabeth Perry is a writer and new media artist working at The Ellis School, where she helps teachers integrate technology into a K-12 curriculum, and teaches classes in digital media. She is a founding editor of the award-winning Pittsburgh Signs Project, an online public art project documenting the visual landscape of western Pennsylvania (www.pittsburghsigns.org). Think Cool Thoughts, a children's book she has written, was published in 2005 by Clarion Books. Her formal background includes a BA in English from Yale, and an MFA in fiction writing and PhD in cultural and critical studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her sketchbook journal may be found at www.elizabethperry.com/woolgathering.