Book Arts Workshop

In the Book Arts Workshop we teach letterpress printing, bookbinding, illustration techniques and other aspects of making books and other printed materials. We collaborate with faculty to create projects and teach their course lesson through a hands-on, unique experience. We also provide instruction and a space for students—and non-students—to come and learn about books and printing out of curiosity or for specific projects— whether it is through analog or digital means.

The Book Arts Workshop is open to all levels of experience; instruction on using the printing presses and in binding books is given. There is no fee to use the studios during open studio times or to attend workshops, but you must register for workshops. Materials and equipment are provided—unless a large quantity or specific materials are needed. The workshop is open to the Dartmouth community; Dartmouth College students receive preference in registration and use of the studios.

The Book Arts Workshop Instructors are: Sarah Smith, Bob Metzler, Deborah Howe, Won Chung and Lizzie Curran.


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2018 Winter Workshop Schedule


Workshop registration page
Book Arts Workshop Mission
Letterpress Studio
Bindery Studio
Book Arts Prize
Information for Faculty
Guidelines for Studio Use
Map and directions to the Studios

Frequently Asked Questions about the Book Arts Workshop

For more information contact the Book Arts Program Manager, Sarah Smith.

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Open Studio Hours:

Open Studio hours for the week of January 15, 2018 are:

  • January 13th - 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • January 15th - 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • January 16th - 6:30pm-9:00pm (letterpress only)
  • January 17th - 4:00pm-6:30pm
  • January 18th - 3:00pm-9:00pm

Note: In order to offer curricular support, the Open Studio times are subject to change on short notice. Please check back here weekly to see what the times are or email ahead to check on open times.