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

  Materials List

For those classes not listed here, the required materials list will be provided in the class description, they will be discussed during the first class, or the materials will be supplied to the student.

Book Arts Course Descriptions

 4350 | Holiday Cards

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sarah Sauer
Dates: Mon, 11/6/2017 to 11/27/2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $135.00

Learn the basics of letterpress printing while making a set of handmade cards inspired by the holiday season. Students will learn to hand-set type and will also have access to polymer plates if they would like to print their own custom designs. The entire letterpress process will be covered and students will leave with a set of cards that are finished, folded, and ready to mail. Printing extra cards will be encouraged so that classmates can trade their work at the end of the course! Sign up for 4002 | Introduction to Papermaking: Winter Edition and create specific holiday paper to print on. NOTE: Good manual dexterity is essential for this class. Please see SSA website for a materials list.

 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: $40.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $25.00

The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with previous bookbinding experience. 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. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and may require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. 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 for approval

 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: $175.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $160.00

The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with previous bookbinding experience. 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. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and may require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. 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 for approval

 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

Studio rental is available for artists with experience in letterpress printing and equipment. Equipment includes a Vandercook Universal III and a smaller proofing press, standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board. 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. A $100 deposit is required; deposit checks 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: $275.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Studio rental is available for artists with experience in letterpress printing and equipment. Equipment includes a Vandercook Universal III and a smaller proofing press, standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board. 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. A $100 deposit is required; deposit checks 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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4350 | Holiday Cards
Dates: Mon, 11/6/2017 to 11/27/2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 11/6/2017 and ending 11/27/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily
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 9/18/2017 and ending 9/18/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.

4400b | Book Arts Studio Rental: Semester
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 9/18/2017 and ending 9/18/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.

4401a Letterpress Studio Rental: Daily
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 9/18/2017 and ending 9/18/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.

4401b Letterpress Studio Rental: Semester
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 9/18/2017 and ending 9/18/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

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