Prints into Books (PRI4216.01)

Anna Hepler

This advanced level course combines printmaking and bookmaking. We will explore techniques such as relief printing, pressure printing, monotype, and collograph, integrating our prints into a variety of book structures. For the first 7 weeks, we will work in the Word & Image lab using Vandercook proofing presses, and also in the printmaking studio located in VAPA.

Students should find the parameters of our assignments broad enough to customize to their own artistic interests and are encouraged to bring content to their work from outside the classroom. Besides making prints and books, we will look at a diverse range of historical and contemporary examples including a visit to the Clark Institute to see artist books from their collection. By the end of term, students will have gathered the skills and visual vocabulary to continue independently in the field of book arts and printmaking.

Learning Outcomes:
•Critical thinking
•Visual Language
•Press work
•Hand work/studio art
•Community building

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Print course work at Bennington College. Instructions: Email SUBJECT: Prints into Books (4000 level). BRIEF message stating interest in course, print course work taken at Bennington, and/or other relevant experience such as other VA course work.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Design , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Printmaking