Book Arts

Our Paper and Book Arts Department offers both traditional and explorative classes at all levels in papermaking, bookbinding, decorative paper techniques and letterpress printing. Papermaking and Book Arts classes are held in the Picante Paper and Book Arts Studios, located on the second floor of the Santikos Building.

Book Arts Material List

Material list is either listed in the class description, will be discuss during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Registration

Fall 2018 priority registration for Members opens online Tues, August 7th at 9:00am. General registration starts Tues, August 14th.

Book Arts Course Descriptions

 4215 | Spectacular Pulp Painted Books

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Ilze Dilane; Kevin Auer; Brennan Bowman
Dates: Wed, 9/26/2018 to 10/31/2018 | 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $260.00

In this multidisciplinary book arts class, students will learn to make paper, pulp paintings, print and bind. Working across multiple studios, students will make plain sheets of paper as well as create images and/or patterns with pigmented pulp through painting, stencils and veils. Pulp painting uses stencils and layers in a way similar to printmaking, yet working like more traditional paint. Before binding, students will have the opportunity to print on their paper, combining their pulp painted imagery with printed words or images. All of this handmade paper will be bound into a sample book as well as covers for a journal.

 4233 | Scavenged and Repurposed Book Design

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Katrina Cook
Dates: Tues, 9/11/2018 to 10/16/2018 | 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $200.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $185.00

Have a junk drawer full of cool broken stuff that can't be used but can't be parted with either? Then use that artifact to enhance a handmade journal book. Students in this class will explore how to use coptic stitch bindings to make unique journals. This class will focus on exploring and finding inspiration from unexpected materials rather than precision. These books are funky and rustic in nature, and often have a steam punk or Hogwart's type of vibe about them. Students will make one practice coptic stitch book to learn the binding stitch, and will then have the option of making a second book that includes their own scavenged items and a beaded spine. No binding experience is required. No class Oct 9.

 4308 | Letterpress Skills

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Michael Simons
Dates: Mon, 9/10/2018 to 11/26/2018 | 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $315.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $300.00

Come experience the tactile beauty of antique wood and metal type. In this class learn printing history, language, and terminology, the mechanics of cylinder and platen presses from how to set up and print, to how to clean a press. Use of handset metal and wood-type, how to mix ink and print a multi-color work as well as how to troubleshoot common problems will be covered. Students may bring ideas for their own projects, and will participate in collaborative projects. This course requires preparation outside of class to complete projects; studio access is available outside of class. Materials and tools needed for individual projects will be discussed in class. A $100 check deposit for type distribution is required from anyone using type and will be returned at the end of class. No prior printing experience is required. No class Oct 8 & Nov 19.

 4309 | Digital to Letterpress

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Eleonore Lee & Hilary Rochow
Dates: Thurs, 9/27/2018 to 11/8/2018 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $230.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $215.00

Letterpress was the cutting edge technology of the 15th century revolutionizing human communications and changing the world by allowing reproduction, and therefore dissemination of ideas in a way never experienced before. The only technological advance to match it has been the recent digital evolution. In contemporary letterpress practice, both technologies can work in synch; while letterpress still uses hand-set wood and metal type, the repertoire has been expanded by photo-polymer plates. Using photographic processes, polymer plates allow one to create custom images and text using digital typesetting and image making technology. Adobe® suite software will be used to create images and set text digitally from which a negative of the image is created for producing the polymer plate. Finally, students will print their polymer plate image on an analog Vandercook III flatbed press. No class Nov 1.

 4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $35.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $20.00

The Book Arts Studio is available to artists with previous experience in bookbinding or letterpress printing and equipment. For the Book Arts Rental equipment includes standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board, and does not include use of the letterpress equipment. Letterpress Studio Rental includes a Vandercook Universal III and a smaller proofing press, and all Book Arts Studio equipment. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and will require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. For Letterpress Studio Rentals a $100 deposit is required; the deposit will be returned after confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, that no equipment has been damaged, and that all type has been properly redistributed. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Santikos building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Prior to registration, contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org

 4400b | Book Arts Studio Rental: Semester

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $135.00

The Book Arts Studio is available to artists with previous experience in bookbinding or letterpress printing and equipment. For the Book Arts Rental equipment includes standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board, and does not include use of the letterpress equipment. Letterpress Studio Rental includes a Vandercook Universal III and a smaller proofing press, and all Book Arts Studio equipment. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and will require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. For Letterpress Studio Rentals a $100 deposit is required; the deposit will be returned after confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, that no equipment has been damaged, and that all type has been properly redistributed. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Santikos building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Prior to registration, contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org

 4401a | Letterpress Studio Rental: Daily

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $60.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $45.00

The Book Arts Studio is available to artists with previous experience in bookbinding or letterpress printing and equipment. For the Book Arts Rental equipment includes standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board, and does not include use of the letterpress equipment. Letterpress Studio Rental includes a Vandercook Universal III and a smaller proofing press, and all Book Arts Studio equipment. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and will require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. For Letterpress Studio Rentals a $100 deposit is required; the deposit will be returned after confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, that no equipment has been damaged, and that all type has been properly redistributed. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Santikos building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Prior to registration, contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org

 4401b | Letterpress Studio Rental: Semester

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $300.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $285.00

The Book Arts Studio is available to artists with previous experience in bookbinding or letterpress printing and equipment. For the Book Arts Rental equipment includes standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board, and does not include use of the letterpress equipment. Letterpress Studio Rental includes a Vandercook Universal III and a smaller proofing press, and all Book Arts Studio equipment. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and will require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. For Letterpress Studio Rentals a $100 deposit is required; the deposit will be returned after confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, that no equipment has been damaged, and that all type has been properly redistributed. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Santikos building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Prior to registration, contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org

 
 

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4215 | Spectacular Pulp Painted Books
Dates: Wed, 9/26/2018 to 10/31/2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/26/2018 and ending 10/31/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

4233 | Scavenged and Repurposed Book Design
Dates: Tues, 9/11/2018 to 10/16/2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/11/2018 and ending 10/16/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 185.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.

4308 | Letterpress Skills
Dates: Mon, 9/10/2018 to 11/26/2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/10/2018 and ending 11/26/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 300.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 315.00 ea.

4309 | Digital to Letterpress
Dates: Thurs, 9/27/2018 to 11/8/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/27/2018 and ending 11/8/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily
Dates: 9/10/2018 to 12/3/2018 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 9/10/2018 and ending 9/10/2018
 
Attendees: 1 $ 20.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

4400b | Book Arts Studio Rental: Semester
Dates: 9/10/2018 to 12/3/2018 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 9/10/2018 and ending 9/10/2018
 
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

4401a | Letterpress Studio Rental: Daily
Dates: 9/10/2018 to 12/3/2018 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 9/10/2018 and ending 9/10/2018
 
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

4401b | Letterpress Studio Rental: Semester
Dates: 9/10/2018 to 12/3/2018 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 9/10/2018 and ending 9/10/2018
 
Attendees: 1 $ 285.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 300.00 ea.

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