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The interactive artist eBook - Adobe InDesign

  • The Baldessin Press & Studio 90 Shaftesbury Ave St Andrews, Victoria, 3761 Australia (map)

Sat & Sun 19 & 20 Oct 2019
10 am - 4.30pm
Price: $550.– including all materials

This workshop offers a practical guide on how to use Adobe Indesign to create an interactive ebook.

For any artist this is an excellent way to document and collate your projects into a concise publication, that can be marketed on line, shared with art galleries etc.

Since 2013 Lloyd has documented most of his art projects

Who is the W/S for? 

The workshop is designed for artists who have created a body of work and would like to document their work via a concise publication, like a catalogue or book which includes images and text.

Rationale: This workshop offers a practical introductory guide on how to use Adobe InDesign to create an interactive eBook (which can also be adapted for print out-put). As libraries fight for physical space to store hard copy publications, there has been a growth in eBooks, and many libraries including the State Library of Victoria now prefer eBooks to hard copy.

It is also a means of digitising an existing artist book.

What do I need? 
Ideally, participants need a library of related digital material which might include:  

·        Photographs 

·        Maps

·        Illustrations

·        Prints

·        Paintings

·        Text

(while it would be useful to have the photographs prepared, any material can be updated at any time)

The workshop covers:

1.      Creating a new document

2.      Document settings

3.      Format orientation & size

4.      Setting cover, pages & spreads

5.      Margins, bleed & slug

6.      Creating a cover

7.      Image placement, scale and sizing

8.      Adding text, font size, colour, styles

9.      Auto spell check

10.  Frame, transparency 

11.  Creating a page template, grid, guides

12.  Duplicating spreads

13.  Creating a text anchor

14.  Creating a hyperlink

15.  Adding sound/ video files

16.  Text wrapping

17.  Exporting – publishing ­­options

Specific information will be emailed after enrolment.

You will need a relatively powerful computer. While you may not have InDesign, this can be downloaded just before the workshop as a free trial version. There are also limited computers at the Baldessin Press that have this APP. Please let us know prior to the workshop if you will need to borrow a computer.

Workshop Tutors: 

Lloyd Godman

In 2014 Lloyd Godman created 9 print on demand books for a survey exhibition at Deakin University Art Gallery, A PHOTO: synthetic pathway. Since then he has created over 30 interactive eBooks documenting various projects. Godman established and ran the photographic section at the Dunedin school of Art for 20 years, and he taught at RMIT University in Melbourne for another 9 years. He has been a member of the Baldessin Press since 2005. A range of Lloyd’s eBooks can be found here -

Joh Waller

Assisting with the workshop will be Joh Waller who has a background in teaching graphic design using Adobe InDesign for 20 years in the tertiary sector.

Inquire for further information, please contact Lloyd 0448188899

You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Price: $550


A $100 deposit for weekend will be required to secure an enrolment. Balance of Course Fee is payable no later than commencement of first class. An invoice will be sent out with your enrolment acknowledgment.

A course fee refund will be given if:

  1. A class in which you are enrolled is cancelled, or

  2. Notice of your withdrawal from a class is given at least three weeks in advance

Please note:

On CODE RED days The Baldessin Press and Studio will be closed and no classes or activities will run.
On TOTAL FIRE BAN days The Baldessin Press and Studio will normally remain open, and staff will monitor official advice and weather. If weather escalates staff will consider cancelling activities. Any decision to cancel any workshops during the course of Total Fire Ban days will be made as a result of a notice from CFA of a “Watch and Act” or “Emergency Warning” affecting that area.
Please note that The Baldessin Press and Studio are NOT designated Safer Places, or Places of Last Resort