Book Arts: Letterpress, Hand Bookbinding, and Artists' Books
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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 cultural 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:
fine arts and crafts, graphic design, typography, librarianship, book restoration and conservation, visual arts, media history.
Credits per quarter
In addition to required tools and materials provided, students will likely need to purchase additional materials as appropriate for their individualized projects. Expenses vary widely.
$65 for required tools and materials
Class Size: 18
Scheduled for: Day
Located in: Olympia
Spring 2020: Contact faculty or check offering in Canvas for first class meeting date and time.