Communication Through Art - Pilot Program

Proposal Form

Supplies and workshop fees are included. Workshop dates will have to take into account both the instructor’s syllabus as well as the availability and schedule of participating artists, so advanced planning is necessary.  Keep in mind workshops have to be scheduled in advance and supplies ordered.  Depending on the number submissions and when you apply, you will be informed if your project is selected approximately within a week to two weeks. Please indicate if you need to know by a certain date in preparation for your classes. This project is funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

End of semester displays or presentations are encouraged.

Artists and Librarians are available to assist with project development and/or evaluation methods on any work produced in the workshops.

Deadline: Flexible. Depending on class schedule and artist availability.


 

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Linocut Relief Printmaking :: example 1
(2) 80 minute class periods or (3) 50 minute class periods, plus some outside-of-class time for the students to work on their images. Printmaking creates bold, dynamic graphics in two colors (ink color and paper color). Relief printing comes from a long line of using images and text to communicate quickly to a broad audience. 

Coptic Bookbinding :: example 1 - example 2 - example 3
(2) 80 minute class periods or (3) 50 minute class periods, plus some outside-of-class time for developing the book's content. Most similar to a traditional "book", with bindings along the spine. Each sub-section (signature) of the book can contain text, images, or other content by each of the students which the students can then combine (bind) together in a compilation (one for each student). 

Accordion Style Book :: example 1 - example 2
(1) 80 minute class periods or (1-2) 50 minute class periods, including some time to work on content/images. This folding-focused book style works well to accentuate "lengths" of related data ... for instance, facts about the cities along a river, details about events on a timeline, a travelogue, or a sequence of changes or transformations (ex, mitosis). It can be read by page spread or all at once (horizontally, vertically). It can also have pop-up elements.

One Sheet Book + Pamphlet Binding :: example 1 - example 2 - example 3
(1) 80 minute class periods or (1) 50 minute class periods, including some time to work on content/images. These books are quick and simple forms that can communicate in powerful ways. Classic "pamphlet" essays, zines, and "maps" of various kinds work well with these forms. It can also have pop-up elements or flaps. 

Collage (or Zine focus) :: example 1 - example 2
(1-2) 80 minute class periods or (1-2) 50 minute class periods, including time to work on content/images. Students can use images and text from the public domain, and combine them with their own elements/content to critique/annotate/respond to the found content (or work with completely original content).

NOTE: Depending on the number submissions and when you apply, you will be informed if your project is selected approximately within a week to two weeks. Please indicate if you need to know by a certain date in preparation for your classes.