Homework Due Week of 4/25 + Open Studio Hours

Homework: This week, continue work on your final project (find assignment sheet/rubric here)

As a note, I will also be offering opening the classroom/studio for open studio hours this Sunday, April 24, from 1-4 p.m. I’ll be on hand to provide guidance, discuss ideas, or just give you the space to work on your project. Please remember you will need your Bee card to access the building.


Homework Due Week of 4/4

  • Do some research online and find a book artist or two whose work you especially like. Make notes about what draws you in — material choices? themes? craftsmanship? creativity? Print out your notes and bring a hard copy to class (they can take the form of a short write up or a bulleted list)

Homework Due Week of 3.21 + video tutorials


Additionally, I wanted to remind you that each week I post any new handouts in the resources section of the website. I’ve just posted the handouts for adding an inset and making a cover for your single signature pamphlet. I’ve also created a series of video tutorials for hardcover pamphlets in case you need a reminder of any of the steps. Here are the latest links:

Adding a recess or inset: A look at how to add layers/texture to your cover through insets/windows.

Single Pamphlet Hardcover: Creating a cover for your simple pamphlet book.

I’ve also created a series of video tutorials for the single pamphlet hardcover style: 

Full cloth w/ inset part 1

Full cloth w/ inset part 2

Full cloth w/ inset part 3

Quarter cloth part 1

Quarter cloth part 2

Quarter cloth part 3


Homework Due Week of 3/7

  • Find and bring in a small image to use as an inset on your pamphlet book. I’d recommend something in the 2″x2″ range.
  • Complete Step 3 of the Project 1/midterm assignment.

Homework Due Week of 2.29


Homework Due Week of 2.22

  • Create a broadside using one of the techniques we learned today in class (watercolor, foam printing, etc.). You may select the writing (excerpts are fine) and the dimensions. I advise using a heavy weight paper for best results.
  • Begin work on your midterm — you’ll need to complete step 1 by next week. See the assignment sheet for full details.
  • Prep for next week:
    • Cut 4 strips of paper to 3″x9″ (do not fold them — we’ll do that in class next week). Bring in extra paper to use for hinges.