PRINT 648 001, 1 week, 1 credit hour, Lab Fee $50
This course introduces bookbinding skills to students who will create a series of different hand-bound books, from pamphlets and stab bindings to more complex codex-style structures like the Coptic and longstitch. Each morning the instructor will introduce new binding techniques, and will follow up with an afternoon of content-building exercises using the environment, landscape, and a variety of drawing and collage materials. Students will explore ways of gathering and manipulating information in a portable format, resulting in a small volume of hand-held works.
Regin Igloria maintains a multidisciplinary studio practice in Chicago, IL, which revolves around teaching and serving as an arts administrator. He has taught for Marwen, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois State University, Snow City Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Rhode Island School of Design, and other institutions. In 2010, he founded North Branch Projects, a community bookbinding project based in Albany Park, Chicago. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including the ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Out of Site Performance Festival Chicago, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, The Franklin, Zg Gallery, and The Center for Book Arts NYC. He is a recipient of a 3Arts Teaching Artist Award, Propeller Grant, and an Americans for the Arts Fellowship. Residencies include Montello Foundation, Ucross, ACRE, The Wormfarm Institute, and Chicago Art Department. He received his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.