Explore the world of erasure, a genre of book arts created by erasing found text. Newspaper clippings, book pages, and any text new or old can serve as the basis for rerouting language and image into art. Build your own repertoire through experiments in pen and ink, collage, and unique media like gold leaf. We'll also investigate the lineage of erased and blank art from Robert Rauschenberg to Yoko Ono and discuss how the genre relates to censorship, absence, and silence. This class blends the visual and literary and is open to artists and writers of all levels.