2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Bridges: Poetry and Prints


Spring 2013 quarter

Joe Feddersen visual arts, printmaking
Fields of Study
literature, visual arts and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
printmaking, bookmaking, poetry writing and editing, and publication layout and design.
This lower-division program welcomes freshmen and sophomores who have had at least one visual arts and one writing class in high school or college.

Throughout history, images and text have collaborated as a bridge to understanding and as a vehicle toward deeper meaning than either provides alone. Traditionally, artists and poets have collaborated to present this deeper meaning through books. We will use desktop presses to create prints and will practice open- and closed-form poetry to complement these images. Participants in this program will create poems and images and will gather these into handmade books. Group collaboration will be expected for some projects, and in weekly seminars we will discuss program readings, which will include, among others, Writing Poems by Robert Wallace and Michelle Boisseau, How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch and Book Binding for Book Artists by Keith Smith and Fred Jordan.

Other activities of the program will include instructor critique of visual art and writing, and workshops that will focus on revision, peer critique and new work.

Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$30 for printmaking and bookmaking supplies.
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
December 10th, 2012 This program has been cancelled.
September 5th, 2012 Bill Ransom will not be teaching this program.