Monday, November 8, 2010

Book Arts Classes at SDCC this Spring!

Exciting new course offering at City College:

This course explores the 20 th century popular art form -- the hand - made art book. Students will investigate a variety of structures, materials and techniques used in the construction of traditional and contemporary book arts. Students will focus on both form and content by combining image, word and structure into an art object. Structures and techniques covered in course are as follows:
1. Accordion binding (with variation)
2. Triangle book
3. Paste Paper
4. Single leaf fold structure
5. Hardcover single signature part binding
6. Wire edge binding
7. Diamond Maze Book
8. Japanese binding
9. Folders and soft wrap
10. Pop-up techniques
11. Portfolio pocket, pamphlet stitch binding
12. Embossing/Debossing
13. Altered Books
14. Paper cut outs
15. Boxes
16. Collage methods and altered surface techniques

This course is designed for students from a variety of backgrounds; portfolio students, graphic designers, fine artists, and the begin student with no art background. The open ended curriculum allows students to explore their personal artistic voice while engaging in hands on projects.

ARTG 149 Studio Practices

CRN 03696 Tu/Thus. 2:30 - 5:10
CRN 08943 F 3:00 - 9:30

Note: The information about this course in the online schedule for City College is misprinted. Please disregard the description which states that this class is about working in a studio setting with non-profit organizations. You do not need to submit a portfolio to enroll for the class. You may just enroll in the course as you do in other courses. If you have further questions please contact Professor Andrea Singer at

AIGA SDCC Student Chapter Book Arts Workshop

Get exposed to Book Arts at this upcoming workshop November 13, 2010 from 9:30am-12:30pm with Sibyl Rubottom at Bay Park Press. This event will wet your appetite to sign up for the dynamic Book Arts Classes offered at San Diego City College this Spring with Professor Andrea Singer.