Fine Arts Exploration
This course introduces students to the techniques of both creative writing and book arts. It includes four visits to the Book Arts studio in the Marriott Library, during which students will view artists' books from Rare Books, get hands-on experience with bookbinding and letterpress printing from moveable type, and collaborate to produce a limited-edition book. Instead of a final portfolio, students will produce chapbooks for their final projects. In both the studio and the classroom, students will explore the creative process, especially the relationship of form and content, by considering how typographic decisions affect creative texts and how a book's shape might transform its meaning. No prior experience in creative writing or book arts is required.