Book Arts I & II

Book Arts I

7460

Level 1

Prerequisites – None Open to Grades 9-12

Semester .5 Credit

Learn creative techniques for making beautiful books and journals as a means for self-expression. In this course students will learn a variety of bookbinding techniques and explore the world of contemporary book arts. The focus of the course will be on learning basic binding techniques as well as exploring how books can work as a creative way to convey information and ideas. We will explore folded books, stab-bound books, accordion books, flag books, and zines as well as a variety of different media and stamping techniques. The lab fee is $10 (subject to change). Students attaining a B or better in this class plus one other 3D art course are eligible to take 3D Honors Art.

Book Arts II

7461

Level 1

Prerequisites – Grade of C or better in Introduction to Book Arts I

Open to Grades 10-12

Semester .5 Credit

Students will continue their exploration of contemporary book art and explore more advanced binding techniques. Coptic binding and non-traditional bookbinding techniques will be explored. Students will work on class assignments as well as create a series of works books based upon more personal themes and ideas. The lab fee is $10 (subject to change). Students attaining a B or better in this class plus one other 3D art course are eligible to take 3D Honors Art.