Book Arts: Letterpress and Hand-Bookbinding
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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.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
arts, graphic arts & design, library studies, preservation and restoration, crafts
Credits per quarter Variable Credit Options Available
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.
- No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Depending on individual projects, students may need to purchase additional materials and supplies.
$65 for project tools and materials.
Class Size: 16
Scheduled for: Day
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:00 am
Located in: Olympia