The Book Arts Studio is located on the B1 level of Boatwright Memorial Library and is available for course project support, individual student use, and departmental staff development opportunities. The Book Arts Studio can not support personal staff or faculty projects at this time. Faculty and staff who wish to explore book arts practices on their own are encouraged to seek out the local resources listed on the Book Arts Education page of this guide.
The studio is available for both class visits of up to 20 students and individual student use during studio open hours or by appointment. Faculty may bring their classes to the studio for one or multiple sessions to incorporate hands-on creative projects into their courses. Examples of course collaborations may include:
Faculty are limited to six 75-minute class sessions or three 2 hour and 45 minute class sessions per semester. Additional studio visits may require the Book Arts Program director to be embedded in your course.
To schedule a visit to the studio, email Book Arts Program Director, Jen Thomas, at email@example.com.
Some studio collaborations can be completed in one 75 minute class visit, while others may require multiple class visits to the studio. Below are some general guidelines for project time requirements:
One 75 minute class can complete one of the following:
Two 75 minute classes can complete one of the following:
Multiple 75 minute classes:
These are just a few of the possible collaborative projects that can be completed in the Book Arts Studio. Each visit will be customized for class learning outcomes.
The Book Arts Studio contains the following equipment:
Letterpress & General Printing Equipment
Digital Imaging & Production Equipment
Digital Fabrication Equipment
Left, Kutrimmer 1110, and right, Challenge 265 guillotine. Two of the many pieces of equipment available for use in the studio.
Single-section cased binding with linoleum block print on title page. The book was printed digitally and hand bound by students in the Book Arts Studio.
Students created paper place settings of their favorite meals for an exhibition as part of a Museum Studies course.
Students hand set and printed wood type for exhibition titles.
Students worked with community members to create artists' books that were displayed in an exhibition at The Valentine.
Students designed, carved, and printed linoleum blocks that were then used to create an exhibition poster.
Two students' artists' books utilizing text from one source and images from another to create a "collision book."