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Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-BOOK-0879
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $35


Description

Explore the art of bookmaking as you go through the process of making a variety of physical books, from start to finish. You'll first become familiar with the materials (paper, cloth, board, adhesives), tools (awl, utility knife, bone folder) and techniques (folding, sewing, gluing) of bookmaking. Mastery of basic skills is acquired through working with traditional binding structures of simple pamphlets and accordion-fold books, moving on to single signature books with hard covers. The resulting books can be used for journals, sketchbooks, and more. You'll be encouraged to think beyond the expectations of what a book can be, including how the expressive potential of form can influence book content. A brief overview of the history of bookbinding is given, and you'll leave the course with a broad exposure to, and experience with, an age-old craft.

Applies to: GR-E, NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 15 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-BOOK-0882
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Two words: paper and glue. Dive into the infinite possibilities this pairing can produce, armed with a pair of scissors and a willingness to experiment. See and experience how random connections can be made through line, shape, color and texture and unified through simple compositional structures. You'll leave class with multiple pieces, and begin to understand the immense potential of this very accessible way to make images.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
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