Studio Use

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The Books Arts Studio holds regular open studio hours each semester, during which students currently enrolled in Book Arts Program classes as well as approved studio users have access to the space and its equipment. Please note that studio users are only able to use equipment they have been trained on. During open studio hours, volunteer monitors are present to assist studio users.

Upon successful completion of a Bookbinding, Letterpress, or Artists' Books class, a student can submit a Proposal for Book Arts Studio Use. The BAP staff reviews all proposals and sends notification to applicants as soon as possible, along with details about studio dates and hours for the relevant semester. At the discretion of the BAP staff, applicants with adequate experience who have demonstrated the ability to work self-sufficiently will be approved for Independent Studio Use, meaning they can work outside of regularly scheduled studio hours, provided there is not a large group activity planned in the studio.

Types of studio use and associated fees:

  • Semester-length or Full summer
    $75 student; $175 U faculty/staff
  • Weekly
    $25 student; $75 U faculty/staff
  • Daily
    $10 student; $25 U faculty/staff
  • Interim
    $50 per week

Summer 2022 Studio Hours 

Class Schedule 5/11–6/29:
Letterpress: Wednesdays, 5pm–8pm

Studio Hours 5/13–6/29:
Mondays: 12pm–7:30pm
Tuesdays: 12pm–7:30pm
Wednesdays: 12pm–5pm
Thursdays: 12pm–7:30pm
Fridays: 10am–5:30pm
Saturdays: 10am–5:30pm

Full Studio Closures:
Wednesdays, 5/13–6/29: 5pm–8pm
Monday, 5/30: Memorial Day
Friday, 6/17: workshop
Monday, 6/20: Juneteenth

Classroom Closures:
Saturday, 6/11: 10am–12:30pm
Saturday, 6/17: all day