Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SDCC AIGA Student Chapter Announcements

SDCC AIGA is Looking Forward to a Great
2010/2011 Academic Year

The San Diego City College (SDCC) chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) has organized itself for the 2010/2011 academic year.

As always, new members are welcome and are encouraged to get involved. Check out the SDCC AIGA link above, and email cityaiga@gmail.com if you can help out! But first, you need to become an AIGA member.

Luckily, the AIGA is having a student membership drive, which offers membership at a discounted rate of only $50 if you are a full-time student and join before October 31, 2010. If you are a part-time student and are wondering if you qualify for this discount, please inquire with the AIGA. This is a great deal because the regular Student level annual dues are $95, and the Associate and Professional level annual dues are $230 and $315, respectively. Take advantage of this low rate! Please visit the JOIN link to learn about membership benefits.

Questions? Email cityaiga@gmail.com.

Workshops Being Planned
In your design classes, you may have received a survey regarding workshop topics. Thanks to your feedback and to SDCCD AIGA's wonderful volunteers, two workshops are now being organized for this Fall. One will be on Design Production and the other on Book Arts. Be sure to check back often for news, updates, and upcoming workshop dates.

EVENT: Design Production Workshop
Date: October 29, 2010
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: Diego & Son Printing
2104 National Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 233-5373
Cost: Free to SDCC AIGA Members
RSVP: cityaiga@gmail.com by October 26, 2010

Our first workshop this year is just around the corner! We will have the opportunity to learn more about Design Production.

Professor Digital Diego of Diego & Son Printing, Inc. will teach workshop attendees about how to save a PDF, correct page layout, 4-color CMYK and spot colors, how to add bleeds, using transparency, and more. Learn from a professional printing business how to set up your files and also what they're doing to keep their shop “green.”

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot for this informative workshop.

Heads-Up for Upcoming Book Arts Workshop
Date: November 13, 2010
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: TBD (small fee per person to offset instructor and materials costs)
RSVP: cityaiga@gmail.com

In November we will have the opportunity to learn more about Book Arts from artist Sibyl Rubottom at Bay Park Press.

This workshop will cover a brief history of book arts with examples of eastern and western style book bindings. A glossary of book arts and binding terms will be provided along with a book list and source list. 
Workshop attendees will make an eight page book from a single sheet of paper. A second book structure will be made with an accordion binding.
Workshop attendees will then proceed to learn how to cover boards for book covers.
The final piece will have a soft spine, sewn binding with hard covers.

Seats are limited to 15-18 students. More details to be posted soon!

Artist's Bio:
Sibyl Rubottom holds her M.F.A. from Yale University in Painting and her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she was a European Honors Student in Rome. Sibyl is currently co-proprietor of Bay Park Press in San Diego. Bay Park Press is a small fine arts press specializing in limited edition Artists Books and fine intaglio prints. Sibyl's books are in the special collections of the John Hay Library at Brown University; Sterling Library at Yale University; U.C.S.D. Mandeville Special Collections; San Diego State University's Malcolm A. Love Library; Occidental College (Los Angeles); Brigham Young University; Dartmouth College; Indiana University; Walker Art Center; California State University, Hayward; The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, California. Sibyl is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla, California. She teaches Book Arts at its School of the Arts and at the University of California San Diego Extension. Sibyl conducts creativity workshops and regularly leads tours to Mexico in which book arts are a focus of the trip.
For 25 years Sibyl operated Sibyl Designs, a fabric art business specializing in hand-painted fabric products for the residential and commercial design community. She was represented by Kneedler-Fauchère in Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver, and by John Edwards-Hughes in Texas and Molini-Southard in Florida.
For more information, please visit http://www.bayparkpress.com.