Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Map Making Workshop


Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education is pleased to announce a three-day manuscript map workshop with Connie Brown, of Redstone Studios, June 24-26, 2016. The workshop will be held in the Sam E. Cohen Center, OML’s classroom on the University of Southern Maine Portland campus.

The workshop will cover locating the right mapping sources for a project, employing those sources in creating a new map, incorporating design and color into maps, and the use of various media. The course will examine design styles, exploring the best design vocabulary for each particular purpose. The instructor will cover measuring tips, methods, and short-cuts she has developed over the years. Workshop participants will receive a reading list and other information to help them develop a specific plan and focus for their projects beforehand. The workshop itself will focus on creating a simple map from start to finish.

The workshop is limited to ten participants. The fee is $650, which includes all the materials and tools needed for the project.  Also included in your fee is continental breakfast and lunch daily.