Mills College has a long history of teaching book art at the college level, starting with the founding of the Eucalyptus Press in 1930. In the 1980’s, the first separate graduate degree-granting program in Book Art in the nation was developed at Mills. Today, the Mills College Book Art Program includes an MFA program in Book Art and Creative Writing as well as one of the most comprehensive undergraduate programs in the country. We are pleased to announce that we are extending our programming to include a one-week summer institute in book and print technologies that is open to members of the national book art community. The summer institute offers workshops at the master class level, one in material technologies in bookbinding and bookmaking, and one in letterpress and related print technologies. Workshops will be fast-paced and taught at an advanced level. All participants must have prior experience in bookmaking and/or letterpress printing.
The book art studios at Mills College are spacious and well equipped and set within the beautiful Mills College campus in the heart of Oakland. There is a vibrant book art community in the San Francisco Bay Area and participants are encouraged to extend their stay for a few days before or after the summer institute in order to visit places such as the San Francisco Center for the Book, The American Bookbinders Museum and the Letterform Archive, to name a few.