2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Printmaking: Letterpress and Artists' Books

Spring 2012 quarter

Judith Baumann printmaking, digital imaging, visual arts
Fields of Study
visual arts
Previous college-level printmaking experience

This course will focus on the history of typography and the study of typesetting and letterpress within a contemporary book-arts context.  Students will learn how to hand set and handle 50 - 100 year-old type, how to properly print and proof blocks of text using Vandercook and Platen Presses, and how to use color theory principles in their work.  In addition, students will learn basic bookmaking techniques and begin to integrate letterpress into artists' books.  Students are expected to work outside of class time approximately six hours a week in order to complete all coursework.

Advertised Schedule
6-8p Tue/Thu
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$15 materials fee
Special Expenses
Additional $50 - $100 for personal printmaking supplies
Offered During