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

Fall 2021 Studio Hours 

Class Schedule 8/23–12/9:
Letterpress: Mondays, 3:05pm–6pm
Typography: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:10am–12:05pm
Bookbinding: Tuesdays, 12:25pm–3:20pm
Artists’ Books: Fridays, 9:40am–1:45pm

Studio Hours 8/24–12/17:
Mondays: 10am–3pm; 6pm–9pm
Tuesdays: 10am–9pm
Wednesdays: 10am–9pm
Thursdays: 10am–9pm
Fridays: 2pm–6pm
Saturdays: 10am–6pm

Full Studio Closure Dates:
Thursday, 9/2: 10am–12:30pm
Monday, 9/5: Labor Day
Tuesday, 9/7: 10am–12:30pm
Monday–Saturday, 10/11–10/16: Fall Break
Thursday, 10/28: 10am–12:30pm 
Tuesday, 11/2: 10am–12:30pm
Thursday, 11/4: 2pm–3:30pm 
Thursday–Saturday, 11/25–11/27: Thanksgiving Break

Classroom Only Closure Dates:
Full Semester
Tuesdays: 10am–3:30pm
Thursdays: 10am–12:30pm

Additional Classroom Closures:
Thursday, 9/2: 2pm–3:30pm 
Thursday, 9/16: 2pm–3:30pm 
Thursday, 9/30: 2pm–3:30pm 
Thursday, 12/2: 2pm–3:30pm