The Book Arts Program offers two classes in book arts (ART 3550 & ART 4110) and two
classes in letterpress printing (ART 3770 & ART 4770).
In Book Arts I and II students learn various book binding and book designing techniques
and skills. The concept of the artist's book is explored and students are encouraged
to work with both traditional and non-traditional book forms and materials. Book Arts
II emphasizes three-dimensional book forms and pop-ups.
In Letterpress I students learn the basics of letterpress printing using raised metal
type to form text and relief printing processes to create images. Letterpress II emphasizes
the creative process of collaboration and designing for the marketplace. Students
work as apprentices for The Tulip Poplar Press to design and produce limited edition
publications for the market place.