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Aeron M. Bergman
BISIA 483
Bothell Campus

Advanced Arts Workshop

Advanced levels of art making which extend artistic proficiencies and knowledge. Arts may include visual , written, or performance arts, or a combination of these.

Class description

ARTIST AND SELF PUBLICATION: FROM PRINT TO PIXEL

This course will focus on the art and underground side of publication: the act of making information available to the public. To understand concepts and contexts we cannot stay only in the art world: technological and political developments through history propel and shape publication. Historically, how have artists used the potential of publication? What roles do artist and underground publications play today? How are limited edition and hand made publications similar to and different than those on the internet? We will consider key historical and contemporary works in art and beyond.

The course will consist mostly of lectures and seminars with an emphasis on discussion and holistic analysis of work and idea. There will also be technical instruction, praxis and workshops with hands on teaching of printing, printmaking, book making, online publishing, digital tools and binding techniques available at the university.

Student learning goals

Advanced understanding of art and publishing.

Working design skills using Adobe software.

Printing basics using equipment available at UWB.

Begin to understand basics of distribution and networks.

General method of instruction

Discussion, lecture, group critiques, hands on production.

Recommended preparation

You should have a basic understanding of contemporary art.

Class assignments and grading

There will be assigned reading, art production, and some writing. Grades will be strictly on effort and contribution.

Grades will be strictly on effort and contribution.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Aeron M. Bergman
Date: 11/14/2013