USM Art Department

Minor in Book Arts

Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

After having studied book arts under well-known Maine book artist Rebecca Goodale, Kate Cheney Chappell ('83), co-founder of Tom's of Maine, shared a gift that established The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts at USM, naming Goodale as program coordinator.  This is a popular program that celebrates the innovative and engaging nature of book arts through lectures and workshops by national and regional book artists, and through exhibits of artists' books.

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The minimum number of art and art history credits (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum) required for the minor: 21

The minor consists of the following:

Studio Art Foundation - select two courses (6 credits)
     

  • ART 141 Surface, Space, Time (2D)
     
  • ART 142 Surface, Space, Time (3D)
  • ART 151 Fundamentals of Perceptual Drawing

Art History Course (3 credits)
     

  • ARH 112 Art History: Renaissance to the Present

Upper Level Courses (12 credits)
     

  • ART 241 The Visual Book: Form and Content

Select two courses from:

  • ART 341 The Visual Book: Historical Influences on Contemporary Artist's Books
 
  • ART 342 Book Arts Summer Workshop (may be taken numerous times)
 
  • ART 344 New Media Artist's Books

Required Advanced Studio:

  • ART 441 The Visual Book 3: Advanced Studio in Book Arts