Course Descriptions

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  • ACN-446W

    Designing Pop-Up Books Wksp

    In this 10-week workshop, you will explore 3D paper engineering mechanisms used in the publishing world - from children's pop-up books, pull tabs and novelty board books to pop-up greeting cards and fine art installation environments. Learn techniques and mechanisms to create movement with paper from 2D to 3D, and animate your ideas using paper as your surface and tool. Develop a concept proposal or dummy book ready for submission to your specific genre. Pre-press production and publishing submission requirements will also be covered. Skills learned can be applied to a range of disciplines including entertainment, illustration, graphic design, fine art, product, and environmental design.


    Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

  • ACN-416

    Intro to Fiber Arts

    This intensive skills-based course will introduce you to a range of techniques associated with fiber arts, including the basics of crochet, knitting, frame-loom weaving, natural dyeing, and hand- and machine-sewing. Through readings and discussions, you will learn how artists who work with fiber address issues around process and material, as well as ideas around labor, value, sexual politics, political activism, and consider the ever-shifting relationship between craft and art. In addition to hands-on learning, there will be class discussions around reading materials from curators, artists, and academics on various aspects of fiber art. No prerequisite.

    2 units

    Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring