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Tap your creative skills and learn how to make unique and personal artists' books. This course is perfect for new and repeat students interested in exploring the rich tradition of bookmaking from cover to cover. Instruction covers the history of bookmaking, creative sketching and writing exercises, and the fundamentals of bookmaking using a variety of techniques including folded and sewn structures, Japanese stab binding, handmade paper and marbling; collage, transfer and simple block printing techniques for creating images.


No prior bookmaking experience required. Bring to first class: pencil, small blank notebook, white eraser, glue stick, and small scissors. We will go over the materials list in the first session.

Required textbook: Cover to Cover by S. LaPlantz.

Course Number: ART-40245
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative Process