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Papermaking and Book Art with Aimee Lee

Papermaking and Book Art with Aimee Lee

In this studio intensive, students make books and paper by hand in the context of global history and culture, taught by artist and award-winning author Aimee Lee (OC '99). Using East Asian and European techniques, students process plant materials to make paper, decorate it, and bind it into books. This year will include a special focus on historic and contemporary methods of sustainable papermaking and how it began in harmony with the environment in Asia as an extension of responsible agriculture. Field trips include Morgan Conservatory and Zygote Press in Cleveland and Special Collections at the Terrell and Art libraries. This project is an excellent introduction to book and paper art and their connections to history, culture, and material studies, science, and technology.

This project fulfills the practicum requirement for the Book Studies Minor. Special consideration will be provided for students who have declared this minor.

Special Considerations: Access to the paper studio in Hales requires walking down a half flight of stairs. Students must be able to occasionally lift heavy loads, stand for up to 2.5 hours at a time, and be willing to do tasks like cutting paper precisely and sewing, which require fine motor skills. They must also be willing to work in close physical proximity to each other because the studio is small.
Dates: 1/3/23-1/24/23
Registration: You may register through the Winter Term Office by going her: https://www.oberlin.edu/winter-term
Limited to 8
This project is Selective. Interested students must complete this application to be considered.
Project Sponsor: Ed Vermue (Ed.Vermue@oberlin.edu)
Project Leader: Aimee Lee (aimeeslee@gmail.com)
For more information, please contact Aimee Lee at: aimeeslee@gmail.com or (914) 661-0456


Tuesday, January 3, 2023
8:00am - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Book Arts Series  

Event Organizer

Matt Koperdak

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