This intensive hands-on course will introduce students to the art of printmaking in relation to the creation of book works. Students will learn both printmaking and hand-bookmaking techniques which will culminate in the creation of original finished book works. Printmaking techniques we will explore include though may not be limited to linoleum relief, drypoint, monotype and letterpress printing. Students will incorporate these techniques to create, at least, four to five individual and/or group books or editions. Book structures such as pamphlet stitch, accordion fold, long stitch, hinged album and Japanese stab bindings will be introduced and students will incorporate their print works into these diverse book forms. Layout, pacing, and narrative will also be discussed. Group and individual critiques will take place throughout the semester.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.