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

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Registration

Fall 2019 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Aug 6 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Aug 8
Open registration | Tues, Aug 13

Book Arts Course Descriptions

 4007 | Letterpress Holiday Cards

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Michael Simons
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/23/2019 to 11/24/2019 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $185.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $170.00

Learn the basics of letterpress printing as we create holiday greeting cards; an excellent class for those interested in learning more about letterpress printing in a hands-on setting. In this two-day workshop, we will learn to set wood and metal type, mix ink, and work with a platen or cylinder press. Participants will be able to design their own card, print take-home pieces for themselves, and contribute to a collaborative card swap. See SSA website for a list of materials; please bring a bag lunch.

 4050 | Decorative Paper for Books & More!

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Kevin Auer
Dates: Sat, 9/21/2019 to 9/21/2019 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $120.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $105.00

This workshop will introduce students to the art of marbled and paste papers for all kinds of creations from books, to wrapping paper, and wall paper. In the morning, students will explore creating patterned paper by manipulating pigment suspended in paste on dampened paper. In the afternoon, students will address the process of marbling, from paper and size preparation to making designs and transferring them to paper. Everybody will take home multiple finished pieces and complete knowledge and instructions for creating more projects at home. All materials provided; please bring a bag lunch.

 4106 | Drop Spine Box Construction

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Kevin Auer
Dates: Sat, 10/26/2019 to 10/26/2019 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $120.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $105.00

Learn to make sturdy boxes for the protection of books or other items; drop spine boxes are constructed of binder's board and book cloth to fit the object inside. They can be modified, once the technique is understood, to fit a variety of objects. Students will learn how to work with board, cloth, glue, and the board shear. Demonstrations on how to carry out each stage of the process will be covered, and students will work to construct their own box. All materials provided; please bring a bag lunch.

 4116 | Bookbinding: Screw-Post Album

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Kevin Auer
Dates: Sat, 11/2/2019 to 11/2/2019 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $120.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $105.00

Learn some basic bookbinding skills by creating a cloth-covered photo album. This structure binds individual pages using post screws, allowing the album to be disassembled so pages may be reordered, added, or removed. The album structure is perfect for photographs, prints, and scrapbooks. All materials provided; please bring a bag lunch.

 4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily Rate

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 9/16/2019 to 12/13/2019 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $35.00 | Friends/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 Rate

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 9/16/2019 to 12/13/2019 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150.00 | Friends/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 Rate

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 9/16/2019 to 12/13/2019 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $60.00 | Friends/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

 
 

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4007 | Letterpress Holiday Cards
See description above.
Dates: 11/23/2019 - 11/24/2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 11/23/2019 and ending 11/24/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 185.00 ea.

4050 | Decorative Paper for Books & More!
See description above.
Dates: 9/21/2019 - 9/21/2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Single class scheduled on 9/21/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 120.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 105.00 ea.

4106 | Drop Spine Box Construction
See description above.
Dates: 10/26/2019 - 10/26/2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Single class scheduled on 10/26/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 120.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 105.00 ea.

4116 | Bookbinding: Screw-Post Album
See description above.
Dates: 11/2/2019 - 11/2/2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Single class scheduled on 11/2/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 120.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 105.00 ea.

4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily Rate
See description above.
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 12/13/2019 | Arranged through Department
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 9/16/2019 and ending 9/16/2019
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 20.00 ea.

4400b | Book Arts Studio Rental: Semester Rate
See description above.
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 12/13/2019 | Arranged through Department
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 9/16/2019 and ending 9/16/2019
 
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

4401a | Letterpress Studio Rental: Daily Rate
See description above.
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 12/13/2019 | Arranged through Department
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 9/16/2019 and ending 9/16/2019
 
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

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