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Book Arts Summer Workshop

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Course Information:

Title: Book Arts Summer Workshop

Credits: 3.00

Dates: Summer 2021: August 2 - August 8 

Meeting Times: Every day from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Portland campus - Wishcamper Center (Campus Map)

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Completed prerequisite ART 241 OR received instructor permission to add the course.
  • Students will be expected to devote at least 10 hours per week to class projects. 
  • Failure to complete projects by the end of the semester will result in a failing grade.

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Daily Workshop Schedules:

For full workshop details and supplies information, click here.

Monday 8/2 (2 half-day workshops)

  • The Shape of Writing with Judson Merril
  • Three Folded Books with Anna Low

Tuesday 8/3

  • Linocut and Stencils: Layers of Play with Holly Berry

 Wednesday 8/4

  • A Myriad of Possibilities: Two and Three Section Structures with Rebecca Goodale

Thursday 8/5

  • Slice and Snip: Papercutting for Book Artists with Jennifer Lee Morrow

Friday 8/6

  • Printed Pop-ups with Rachel Church

Saturday 8/7

  • Woven Book Structures with Linda Lembke

Sunday 8/8

  • These are a Few of My Favorite Things with Walter Tisdale

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Tool Kit:

For every class, and every day have this kit with you:

  • X-acto knife and blades or a knife with breakaway blades or Olfa knife (small, with snap-off blades), and supply of replacement blades
  • 18” Metal Ruler (preferably stainless steel / non-skid)
  • Self-Healing Cutting Mat about 12” x 18”
  • Pencil
  • Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder

Please refer to the workshops and supplies document for further information on the supplies needed for each workshop.

Questions about required materials?
Please email Rebecca Goodale, the faculty director of Summer Book Arts, at goodale@maine.edu.

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Registration & Tuition:

Registration Dates

  • Current USM/UMS students: March 1 & 2
  • Open Registration*: March 3

*Registration continues up to the first start date of a course.

Summer 2021 Registration Options:

When registering for undergraduate/graduate academic credit, participants may choose to receive a grade or to audit the course. Auditing means that the participant is enrolled in the course for academic credit but will not receive a grade.


Undergraduate Academic Credit

Costs for participation include full workshop participation, undergraduate tuition, university fees, and some course materials. Participation in the September student exhibition and attendance at the September public lecture is required for all those who wish to receive a grade. In order to complete this course for full academic credit, you must design and make an artist’s book inspired in some way by your week in the program.

Undergraduate course code: ART 342

  • In-State residents: $1,123.00
  • Out-of-state residents: $2,566.00

Please visit the Student Financial Services website for more information on participation costs. Payment for summer is due on or before May 15, 2021.


Graduate Academic Credit 

Costs for participation include full workshop participation, graduate tuition, university fees, and some course materials. Participation in the September student exhibition and attendance at the September public lecture is required. In order to complete this course, you must design and make an artist’s book inspired in some way by your week in the program.

  • Graduate Students Only: In addition, you will write a research paper on some aspect of the week-long program.  For instance, you might write about the history of printmaking, or on a particular book artist, binding, and/or Artist’s Books. This will also be due on or before September 7, 2021.

Graduate course code: EPC 582

  • In-State residents: $1,555.00
  • Out-of-state residents: $3,817.00

Please visit the Student Financial Services website for more information on participation costs. Payment for summer is due on or before May 15, 2021.


Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Fee includes full workshop participation and some course materials.

  • Contact Hours: 65
  • Units Awarded: 6.5
  • CEU Fee: $1,123.00

Registration for CEUs can be done online. Please refer to the registration instructions found here. If you have specific questions about the workshops, please contact faculty director Rebecca Goodale at goodale@maine.edu.


Senior Citizen Waiver (Only available for in-state residents ages 65 or older)

Maine residents 65 and older are eligible to apply for a Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver. The Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver covers tuition, unified fee, and the summer administrative fee. Individuals must be a Maine resident, 65 or older, and registered for undergraduate academic credit. Learn more about USM's Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver.  

 

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Faculty:

Faculty Director:

  • Rebecca Goodale is the Program Coordinator for USM's Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts, is the Faculty Director for the Book Arts Program. Rebecca is a book artist, whose work can be found in numerous public collections throughout the United States including the local collections at Bowdoin College Library, the Maine Women Writers Collection, and the Portland Museum of Art. For questions regarding Book Arts workshop details, material lists, and tool kit contact Rebecca at goodale@maine.edu.

 

Questions about workshop faculty and program content?
Please email Rebecca Goodale, the faculty director of Book Arts, at goodale@maine.edu.

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Click here for examples of student work from Summer 2020.