Writing a Colophon and a Prospectus: Online Workshop with Roni Gross

This workshop is offered at a suggested donation of $50, which will be used to pay the instructor and to support the Center for Book Arts.

This workshop takes place across two sessions:

Thursday, November 5, 6-8pm EDT

Thursday, November 12, 6-8pm EDT

Students will learn the difference between a colophon and a prospectus, what purposes they serve and how to utilize them in marketing their work. The instructor will present colophons and prospectuses written by various artists, for use of language and the accompanying artwork. Students will have an opportunity to begin writing a colophon and prospectus in class and get feedback on their writing. We will also talk about how to market artist books.

Required materials:

Students should have paper and a writing implement available. They should have a book project in mind that they will write the colophon and prospectus for. They may have the book to show the class if they wish.

About the Instructor:

Roni Gross is a book artist whose work is in the collections of The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale and many other public and private collections. She runs Z’roah Press which produces limited edition sculptural books.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

About the Center for Book Arts:

The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.