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

Spring 2024 Studio Hours 

Open Studio Hours | 1/9–4/23:
Mondays: 9am–12pm; 3pm–9pm
Tuesdays: 10am–9pm
Wednesdays: 10am–3pm; 6pm–9pm
Thursdays: 10am–9pm
Fridays: 10am–6pm
Saturdays: 10am–6pm
Sundays: CLOSED

Class Schedule | 1/8–4/23 (classroom closed):
Mondays: Letterpress, 11:55am–2:50pm
Tuesdays: Typography, 9:10am–12:05pm
                  Book Design & Production, 12:25pm–3:20pm
Wednesdays: The Printed Book, 3:05pm–6pm
Thursdays: Typography, 9:10am–12:05pm
Fridays: Papermaking, 9:40am–2:50pm

Spring Break Hours:
Monday–Saturday, 4/3–3/9: 10am–5pm

Finals Week Hours:
Monday–Thursday, 4/29–5/2: 10am–9pm
Friday, 5/3: 10am–6pm

Full Studio Closures:
Monday, 1/15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, 2/19: Presidents' Day
Friday–Saturday, 3/1–3/2

Classroom Closures:
Monday: 12pm–3pm
Tuesday: 10am–3:30pm
Thursday: 10am–12:05pm
Friday: 10am–2:50pm
Thursdays, 1/18, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 4/11: 2pm–3:20pm
Friday, 4/19: 3:30pm–5:30pm