Work Created in Print Paper Book Techniques

This course introduces students to the interrelated fields of printmaking, papermaking, and bookbinding. Basic printmaking techniques including screenprinting and relief are covered. Western papermaking is introduced along with discussions of commercial printing papers and nontraditional materials. Basic bookbinding techniques are covered and include accordion, stab binding, and single-signature pamphlet binding. While subsequent courses explore each field separately and in-depth, this introductory course provides an opportunity to study all three areas as an integrated whole.