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

 4119 | Case Bound Books

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Kevin Auer
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/7/2018 to 7/8/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $160.00

This two-day workshop covers basics of materials (paper, board, cloth, tools, and adhesives), basic techniques (measuring, folding, paper grain, cutting, sewing, and applying adhesive), and how to make a sewn, hardcover book. By the end of this two-day class students will know the parts of a book, how books function, and leave with 2 flat-back books-one covered in full cloth and the other in cloth with decorative paper. No binding experience is required. A good companion class with 4245 | Marbling on Paper.

 4249 | Non-Adhesive Structures: Folding & Sewing..

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Nicole Geary
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/23/2018 to 6/24/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $160.00

This two-day workshop covers a variety of binding structures made without the use of adhesives. From simple folios to pamphlet stitched books, students will rely on folding, cutting, and stitching to create simple and elegant structures. Discover how to adapt a basic design to fit your ideas and create versatile books. Students will finish with a sample of different types of bindings. No binding experience is required. A good companion class with 4245 | Marbling on Paper.

 4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily Rate

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 5/30/2018 to 8/12/2018 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $35.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $20.00

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, 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 Rate

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 5/30/2018 to 8/12/2018 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $135.00

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, 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 Rate

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 5/30/2018 to 8/12/2018 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $60.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $45.00

The Book Arts Studio 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, 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 Rate

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 5/30/2018 to 8/12/2018 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $300.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $285.00

The Book Arts Studio 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, 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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4119 | Case Bound Books (Full)
Sat & Sun, 7/7/2018 - 7/8/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/7/2018 and ending 7/8/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

4249 | Non-Adhesive Structures: Folding & Sewing Books by Hand (Full)
Sat & Sun, 6/23/2018 - 6/24/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 6/23/2018 and ending 6/24/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily Rate
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 5/30/2018 and ending 5/30/2018
 
Attendees: 1 $ 20.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

4400b | Book Arts Studio Rental: Semester Rate
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 5/30/2018 and ending 5/30/2018
 
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

4401a Letterpress Studio Rental: Daily Rate
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 5/30/2018 and ending 5/30/2018
 
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

4401b Letterpress Studio Rental: Semester Rate
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 5/30/2018 and ending 5/30/2018
 
Attendees: 1 $ 285.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 300.00 ea.

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