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Book Arts

The Book Arts area began in 1982 and offers courses that fulfill the Inter-media Arts secondary concentration at the graduate level. The emphasis of the program is on the art of making books by hand. Classes provide an overview of historic as well as contemporary book forms to inspire the design and execution of both limited edition and one-of-a kind books. Students gain hands-on experience with the operation and maintenance of a letterpress Vandercook proofing press, and learn to print letterpress and digital type to create book editions.

The facilities include an assortment of letterpress type, Vandercook proof press, sign press, Kutrimmer board cutter and an upright paper sheer. The area has a press room and a large well lit work space with spacious tables for multiple projects to be worked on simultaneously.


Papermaking

This class explores paper as subject and object. A variety of pulps are produced to create sheet formed and cast paper. A studio Hollander beater allows for the making of paper from plants to fabric. Techniques such as pigmentation, pulp painting and over-beaten flax sculpture are among the techniques open to students.






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printmaking

The printmaking facilities have two presses for student use. There is a large well-lit work area and the facility is set up for alternative and non-toxic processes as well as traditional methods of printmaking.

The facilities include an assortment of letterpress type, Vandercook proof press, sign press, Kutrimmer board cutter and an upright paper sheer. The area has a press room and a large well lit work space with spacious tables for multiple projects to be worked on simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

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