Class Name :
5 Blue Jeans Paper • PBAR181L91
Class Date :
September 11 - December 11
Meeting Times :
Mon 9am–noon (14 sessions)
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About this Class:
Making Your Own Artist’s Book • PBML173A78
An artist’s book is a work of art that utilizes the structure and function of a book. This class provides step-by-step instruction on how to create your own artist’s book whether the content consists of photographs, drawings, writings or a combination of mediums. Both theory and comprehensive practical aspects will be covered and students will make single signature softcover books and progress into multiple signature hardcover books. The class will cover pamphlet stitches, kettle stitches, accordion, stab and flat back binding. Students will learn how to develop an idea into a book dummy that will result in a finished book. Editing and sequencing methods will be discussed. The course also addresses distribution channels such as artist’s book fairs and online distribution. No previous bookmaking experience is required. Photographers, printmakers, illustrators, graphic designers, writers and anyone interested in creating a book are welcome.
Minny Lee is a lecturer at the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa. Lee is a multimedia artist who employs photography, audio, video, artist’s book and site-specific installation work. Her handmade books have been exhibited and sold worldwide at such venues as the New York Art Book Fair, L.A. Art Book Fair, Codex Book Fair, Camera Club of New York, Arles Photo Festival in France, Pulp Gallery in Canada, Datz Museum of Art and Ryugaheon Gallery in South Korea. Her artist’s book Encounters is in the collection of Stanford University Library, the Library of the International Center of Photography and a part of numerous private collections. Lee obtained a Master of Arts in Art History from the City College of New York and a Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard. She was awarded a fellowship from the Reflexions Masterclass Program in Europe and participated in an artist-in-residence program at Halsnøy Kloster in Norway. Lee currently resides in Honolulu.
Artwork by Minny Lee
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