Book Arts: Letterpress and Hand-Bookbinding

Summer
Summer 2019 (Full Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 16
12Variable
Credits per quarter
Variable Credit Options Available

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Taught by

Steven Hendricks
book arts, literature, creative writing

This introduction to Books Arts emphasizes letterpress printing, hand-bookbinding, and experimental artist's books. Learn to hand-set and print metal type using the college's type collection and Vandercook and Chandler & Price presses. Learn hand bookbinding, including ancient and modern practices and opportunities to work toward fine binding methods. Explore experimental artist's books, a practice of engaging with books as an expressive form—latent with culture values and formal intricacies. First session will be loaded with demonstrations and small projects to allow students to develop comfort with tools and equipment and proficiency with basic practices. In second session, class time will be used for more open studio time and one-to-one instruction as each student develops personal projects and areas of focus. 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

arts, graphic arts & design, library studies, preservation and restoration, crafts

12Variable

Credits per quarter
Variable Credit Options Available

Variable Credit Options:

Students may choose 8 or 12 credits.

The 8 credit option reduces workload in second session and allows students to work more independently and partially from home during second session.

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Special expenses:

Depending on individual projects, students may need to purchase additional materials and supplies.

Fees:

$65 for project tools and materials. 

Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 16
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:00 am
LAB 2 0233 - Letter Press

Located in: Olympia