Thought Collections: Exploring Book Structures
1 week course || PRINT 648 001 || 1 credit hour
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 long stitch. 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 is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago. His drawings, artists’ books, sculptures, and performances portray the human condition as it relates to the natural environment and inhabited spaces. With several years of arts administration and teaching under his belt, he founded North Branch Projects, an organization that builds connections through the book arts. Igloria has taught at places such as Marwen, RISD, The School of the art Institute of Chicago, Snow City Arts, and Carthage College to name a few. He received a 3Arts Individual Artist Award as well as local, national, and international grants and support through artist residencies, and has exhibited internationally. He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.