Sarah Hulsey stresses critical thinking skills a competent understanding of art history which allows students to explore and push their limits.
Professional Title: Adjunct Photography Faculty
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Book Arts, Letterpress Printing, Fabric Printing, Embroidery
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Book Arts (course in Photography department)
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Visual Books 1
Education: MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking, University of the Arts (2013);
PhD in Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008);
AB in Linguistics, Harvard University (2001)
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One of the key things I try to instill in students when teaching book arts classes is the rationale of why a particular printing method or book structure is used, both the mechanics of the procedure and why alternatives might fail. The goal in doing so is not to teach students to simply follow directions, but rather the converse—how to problem solve when a novel situation arises. I believe that being able to problem solve is rooted in a curiosity about how each element in the process contributes to the final product.
Successful use of book arts media also requires a knowledge of the history of the field. Many aspects of books have been inherited from requirements and limitations of earlier technologies Seeing a range of historical examples and contemporary uses gives students an understanding of the history of the field which in turn frees them up to explore and push boundaries of what the book structure can communicate.
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