ARTS 110 Book Arts

This course explores the media of book arts. Students will learn the fundamentals of bench skills to construct a variety of books, beginning with basic structures and progressing to more complex bindings. Students will use the book as a platform to explore meaning, narrative and personal content using a range of mixed media and processes.

Credits

3 Credits

ARTS 110Book Arts

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Visual and Performing Arts Academic

II. Course Specification

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Semester Contact Hours Lab

30

Repeatable

No

III. Catalog Course Description

This course explores the media of book arts. Students will learn the fundamentals of bench skills to construct a variety of books, beginning with basic structures and progressing to more complex bindings. Students will use the book as a platform to explore meaning, narrative and personal content using a range of mixed media and processes.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

The 1st part of the semester will be dedicated to creating hand decorated papers using a variety of low-tech art processes, including but not limited to: relief stamping, mark-making, sink paper, bubble printing, marbling, paste paper, batik paper, eco dyeing, rust printing, monotype.

The 2nd part of the semester will be dedicated to learning bench skills to create a variety of book structures, including but not limited to: instant books, folded books, sewn bindings, accordion books, stab bindings, pop-ups and 3D structures.

For the remainder of the semester each student will: produce at least one personal artist book, give a class presentation on a living book artist, participate in a mini book exchange and have a final critique/review with the Instructor.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Assessment Strategy Narrative

Course work will be based on attendance, participation, an artist presentation and final project.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

This class will include presentations, critiques, demonstrations and exchanges.