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Art Studio: Book Arts Now !

ARTS 095 Z1 (CRN: 60853)

3 Credit Hours—Seats Available!

About ARTS 095 Z1

This course is an exploration of the art and craft of contemporary bookmaking. You will learn the skills necessary to make handmade books of many kinds as well as presentation boxes and portfolios. Ideas and creative leaps are what bring students beyond skillful craft into the realm of the artist's book, a relatively recent genre of art making that has few boundaries and unbounded potential for individual expression. Along with the physical skills of bookmaking students will learn about the recent history of artist's books. Working in conjunction with Special Collections in the Bailey-Howe Library you will see and compare many styles of books that are in the collection here at the UVM library. You will learn firsthand how artist's books are a great medium for expression of ideas and presentation of information. Prudence Doherty, the curator of Special Collections, will talk with you about the books and the artists, and be available for consultation. We will be working in class as well as having homework. Often the work that you do will be evaluated in a class critique. Through conversation you will develop vocabulary, share ideas, and evaluate the work of your classmates as well as your own. Individual work will be evaluated to point out positive aspects, as well as those that need work, and to share ideas.

Instructor

Elizabeth Haggart ()

Notes

Dates: May 19 - June 13, 2014; This is a 3 credit studio art class which requires more hours than a conventional class. Lab fee: $60

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Section Description

This course is an exploration of the art and craft of contemporary bookmaking. You will learn the skills necessary to make handmade books of many kinds as well as presentation boxes and portfolios. Ideas and creative leaps are what bring students beyond skillful craft into the realm of the artist?s book, a relatively recent genre of artmaking that has few boundaries and unbounded potential for individual expression. Along with the physical skills of bookmaking students will learn about the recent history of artist?s books. Working in conjunction with Special Collections in the Bailey-Howe Library you will see and compare many styles of books that are in the collection here at the UVM library. You will learn firsthand how artist?s books are a great medium for expression of ideas and presentation of information. Prudence Doherty, the curator of Special Collections, will talk with you about the books and the artists, and be available for consultation. We will be working in class as well as having homework. . Through conversation you will develop vocabulary, share ideas, and evaluate the work of your classmates as well as your own. We will use a wide variety of materials, most of which will be given to you. Occasionally you will be asked to bring in supplemental materials specific to your particular interest. Text: Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings by Alisa Golden

Evaluation

Grades will be based on attendance and participation, daily assignments, presentation of research ideas to the class, and a final bookmaking project.

Meetings

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Location

Williams Hall 305 (View Campus Map)

Times

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