Advanced level studio courses in specific media. Areas of study may include: A. Drawing, B. Painting, C. Ceramics, D. Sculpture, E. Photography, F. Video, G. Digital, H. Interdisciplinary Study. Prerequisite will vary. Not offered Pass/Fail
|Arts and Humanities||Prerequisite will vary||1/2-1 course|
Current Semester InformationJohn Berry
398EB: AdvStudio:The Photo Book
Tps:The Photo Book
In this class, students will explore the photographic book as an art form. We will examine how book structures, and ultimately the process of sequencing, can alter the meaning of a photograph. We will consider many strategies for book construction. Some assignments might include: deconstructing and altering found books; creating unbound books for the wall; building book objects (including 2D and 3D sculptural structures); and self-publishing digital books. We will test a variety of techniques, such as printing on alternative surfaces like silks and fine art papers. We will use online publishing services like Blurb, and travel to Goodwill where we will gather books that we can alter and transform. Students will be challenged to consider scale, multiples and sequencing. Some books might fit in the palm of the hand and others might take up a room.
Conceptual ideas surrounding juxtaposition and narrative vs. non-narrative structures will guide our explorations. Themes pertaining to journeys in the landscape, memory and the body, will serve as prompts to help students begin working. However, students will have plenty of room to design their own projects. We will also explore word and image combinations. During the class, students will be invited to use their own writing, or collaborate with a colleague from a creative writing class.
Students need no prior experience in book arts. But Photo I is a pre-req.