Book Arts: Letterpress and Hand-Bookbinding

Summer 2019 Full Session
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 16
12 Credits per quarter
Variable credit options, see below
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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. 

Registration

Summer 2019 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

Full Session (12): 40052
Full Session (8): 40053

Academic details

Preparatory For

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

Credits
12
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.

Maximum Enrollment
16
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$65 for project tools and materials. 

Special Expenses

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

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Day
Schedule Evergreen link
see Schedule Evergreen for detailed schedule

First Meeting

LAB 2 0233 - Letter Press
Location
Olympia