To celebrate Williams’ year-long initiative of the “Book Unbound,” Artists’ Books (normally ARTS 364) will be offered as a 200 level tutorial for the first time. This course will investigate the processes and ideas associated with the making of works that are fine art books/objects, generally using visual images and/or text. For example, individual projects could include visual diaries, three-dimensional pop-up books, solely visual narratives, literary text/image collaborations, animated “flip” books, or sculptural books. Media options include painting, drawing, etching, lithography, relief printing, and photography as well as bookbinding techniques (from sewn bindings to boxes). As a tutorial, this course is designed to support individual directions, to stress student participation and responsibility for learning, and to examine different points of view. Students will meet in small groups for critique of individual projects in the tutorial format–students are expected to give 20 minute presentations about their work and to respond to questions and criticism. Students will also meet once a week as a group for demonstrations, lectures, and discussion of readings.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on student participation and the conceptual and technical quality of the work
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: ANY ONE of the following: ARTS 230, 241, 242, 257, 263, 264, or 266
Enrollment Preferences: Art majors
Materials/Lab Fee: lab fee TBD will be added to the student's term bill
Distributions: Division I