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Artists' Books in the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library: A-S 102: 2D Surface Student Exhibit

The Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library's collection of artists' books.

About the 2D Surface Course

The University of Kentucky's Art Studio program offers the Two-Dimensional Surface course as a broad, cross-disciplinary studio course exploring design elements and principles as the basic means of organizing two-dimensional space. Each student develops the ability to form strategies, concepts and ideas to enhance creativity and articulate personal expression.

Visit the Art Studio Program

Brandon C. Smith's Faculty Page at UK Fine Arts

Colleen Toutant Merrill's Artist Website

A-S 102 2D Surface Class Student Artists' Books

 Student Artists' Books: Non-Objective Narratives

Students of Professor Brandon C. Smith and Colleen Toutant in the University of Kentucky's studio art 2D Surface course were challenged to develop a narrative through a sequence of non-objective compositions. A focus was placed on the principles of art and design to aid in the telling of the narrative. The use of mixed-media was encouraged in the sequences and display to promote creativity and problem-solving for the final composition.

The exhibit featured the works of six University of Kentucky students from the course:


Examples of students' work:

Pride and Prejudice, Julia Roy


Field of Dreams, Kelsey Rozanski


Romeo and Juliet, Hannah Brotzge