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 2020 Open Studio Hours 

August 26–November 25

Studio use is limited to students who are currently enrolled in a book arts course. Book Arts Students must schedule work time through the library scheduling system.

Book Arts Classroom Workspace & Equipment
Monday: 10am–6pm
Tuesday: 4pm–6pm
Wednesday: 12pm–6pm
Thursday: 12:30pm–6pm
Friday: 2pm–6pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Type Shop Workspace & Equipment
Monday: 10am–6pm
Tuesday: 10am–12pm; 4pm–6pm
Wednesday:12pm–6pm
Thursday: 10am–6pm
Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Letterpress Workspace & Equipment
Monday: 10am–6pm
Tuesday: 10am–6pm
Wednesday:12pm–6pm
Thursday: 10am–6pm
Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

STUDIO CLOSED
Monday, September 7
September 27–October 11

Limited Access Days

The Book Arts Program schedules special sessions (tours, workshops, etc.) throughout the semester. When these occur, studio access is limited. If you arrive and a special session is underway, please ask the monitor on duty what equipment and space is available.