Lara Henderson

Lara Henderson

Full Time Lecturer

Art & Design



College of Visual & Performing Arts 349

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Offered as needed to present material in the design field. The specific topic is stated when the course is scheduled. May be repeated with change of content

Experimental approaches to bookmaking. Explore the possibilities inherent in the book¿s function as a repository of ideas and a form for expression. Study historical books and develop new forms by creating a variety of book structures both traditional and contemporary. Experiment with relationship of form and content in the design of the book and develop skills in bookbinding, papermaking, and letterpress printing.

Fundamental principles of visual language, including formal, technical and conceptual aspects of image making in two-dimensions. Focus is placed on hand skills, observation, and implementation through a variety of materials, processes, and methodologies. Students will develop a visual and verbal language for analyzing, organizing, shaping, and communicating two-dimensional form and meaning. Course is designed for the first-year art student.


Research interests

  • Creative Coding
  • Typography in Motion
  • Digital Fabrication

Lara Henderson is a book artist, printmaker, and designer based in Providence, RI. She is member of the Art and Design faculty and concentration head for Integrated Studio Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Henderson was also a Design faculty at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Henderson received a BFA in Graphic Design from UMass Dartmouth and an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts.

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