Instructor: prof. Patricia Silva MFA
Credit hours:
3--Contact hours: 90
Course number: 4930
Department: Printmaking and Book Arts
Prerequisite: No prerequisites are required.  However, drawing and painting experience is beneficial to the understanding of the course content.

Course Description:
This course is intended for intermediate and advanced book arts students. In addition to learning three to four new book structures students will be given more complex projects and variations of structures learned in past semesters. More emphasis will be given to craftsmanship and creativity in completed projects. In the second half of the course students will project a book or series of books that will be completed by the end of the semester. In addition to the final book project students must complete research in an area of book arts to integrate into their final project. This research may be on ancient manuscripts studying calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, ancient binding structures, typographic research or other areas relating to book arts.
Meet the Faculty: Prof. Patricia Silva MFA
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Patricia Silva received a BFA in Art History/Studio Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and a MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has also studied at the Centro del Bel Libro in Ascona, Switzerland.


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