Professional Development: Book Arts

In this course, students learn the basic and intermediate skills of book arts by creating a series of blank journals utilizing a variety of binding techniques. After these skills are explained and mastered, students create five major projects: a linoleum block book; a hand-painted book; a book as map; a book sculpture; and a text-off-the-page installation. Additional assignments include writing a manifesto, a critical essay on an aspect of book arts (an artist, a technique, an aesthetic, etc.), a review, and an artist's statement. The final exam will take place in a gallery setting where students will present their work from the semester. Cross-listed with WRI387.
Course Number: WRI672
Units: 3.0