In fall 2018, Desy Schoenewies is teaching Constructing/Deconstructing the Book as an Honors colloquia course.
In this course, students create hand-bound books using a variety of traditional and contemporary methods including Japanese stab-bound, hand-sewn signatures, and accordion books. The course also explores newer methods of book-making and discusses contemporary artists who use the book as a form of art media. Students use traditional, archival materials for sewing, gluing, and binding their own books, as well as integrate digital print output for their page layouts. Although a general theme is explored for each project, the student may develop their own creative narrative to produce original content and imagery for each book.
In the fall of 2012, the Art Club was formed and remains one of the most active student organizations on campus. Students host events for themselves, for the community, and for the campus.
- DENVER FINE ARTS WEEK annual fundraiser and trip
- AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE recipient from the South Dakota Board of Regents in 2015
- APPROXIMATELY 15-20 MEMBERS are consistently engaged with weekly Art Club events