Wells College Announces the 2012 Book Arts Summer Institute

The Book Arts Center presents three weeks of special courses by experts in the field.





Wells College Book Arts Center, Morgan Hall, Wells Campus

General Info

Wells College is pleased to announce the lineup of instructors and classes for the 2012 Book Arts Summer Institute. The Institute will span three weeks from July 8 to 28, each week offering several courses to choose from in topics including calligraphy, bookbinding, printing, paper engineering, typecasting and design.

These intense, hands-on classes will provide personal attention from internationally-known book artists, giving participants experience in specialized techniques and strategies as well as the ability to continue to develop the skills they learn. Participants are able to enjoy private accommodations in air-conditioned residence halls and meals in the College’s dining hall prepared by chefs and staff of the Inns of Aurora.

Here are the courses available at this year’s Summer Institute:

“The Letterpress Artist: Simple Books on the Vandercook” taught by Sarah Bryant
“Paper Engineering: The Artist’s Book” taught by Carol Barton
“Typographic Traditions: Knowing and Breaking the Rules” taught by Ron Gordon
“Write of Passage: Developing Your Own Script” taught by Sharon Zeugin
“A Book for the Making” taught by Steve Miller
“Wire Edge Binding: Codex, Accordion, and Album” taught by Daniel E. Kelm
“Basic Black and Beyond: Contemporary Approaches to Gothic Scripts” taught by Julian Waters
“Poets at the Press” taught by Katie Baldwin
“Introduction to Typecasting and Monotype Composition” taught by Michael Bixler
“From Basics to Béziers: Introduction to Digital Typeface Design” taught by Julian Waters

Early registration is recommended, as space is limited. For a registration form or other information on the Summer Institute, visit www.wells.edu/academics/programs/book-arts