PRINT 619 001, 1 week, 1 credit hour, Lab Fee $50
Students enrolled in Image and Word explore several woodcut, hand printing, typesetting and letterpress techniques. The class emphasizes the sequential and narrative properties of the relief printing process. Through presentations and critiques, the course of study examine how the physical qualities of the paper,image, text and binding can influence narration, pacing, rhythm, and meaning.The class also investigates the role of traditional printing in contemporary image making. Studio projects may include the creation and editioning of broadsides, sets of prints, or pamphlets.
Bridget Elmer is an artist living in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She works as Coordinator of the Letterpress and Book Arts Center at Ringling College of Art and Design, where she also teaches. Bridget is the co-founder of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), co-owner of The Southern Letterpress, and founding member of Print St. Pete Community Letterpress. She received her MFA in the Book Arts from the University of Alabama and has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Florida State University, and Colorado College. Her work can be found in the collections of institutions including Yale University, Tate Britain, UCLA, and the Brooklyn Museum.