Bookmaking: Visual Artbooks, Photobooks and Zines
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The book puts the artwork into hands rather than onto screens. In the digital age, artists use handmade books and zines to extend the reach of their work to brick and mortar locations like bookstores, collections, art fairs, and library shelves across the globe. This course frames the artist's book in a critical, professional, and practical context. Students interested in attending should have a series or collection of images and/or text for creating a book. Students will acquire the technical skills to design and lay out their own artist books, whether printing those books themselves or working with a commercial printer. Through in-class demonstrations on designing, printing and binding processes, students will gain a solid foundation in book production. Independent channels of distribution as a way to reach larger and more diverse audiences will also be covered. By the end of the course, students will have developed a handmade book, a commercially printed book or collection of zines and an artist’s statement.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
Books arts, art book publishing, and editing
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Students should expect to spend $25-$50 on paper supplies.
Class Size: 24
Scheduled for: Evening
Mon/Wed 6-9:30 pm
Located in: Olympia