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

Summer 2019 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Apr 2 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Apr 4
Open registration | Tues, Apr 9 

Book Arts Course Descriptions

 4107 | Traditional Japanese Four Hole Binding: Yotsume Toji

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Lindsay Nakashima
Dates: Sat, 5/25/2019 to 5/25/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $145.00

Learn to stitch a four-hole stab binding, yotsume toji, along with other binding variations (tortoise shell, hemp leaf and kangzi) using traditional Japanese tools and Japanese paper. Discussion about the history of papermaking in Japan including the hand printed papers of Chiyogami and Katazomi-shi. Students will experience first hand the traditional way to back paper or cloth for the cover, learn traditional folding techniques for the inner binding threads or kayori, and how to fold the pouch-like pages with a bamboo folder.

 4350 | Letterpress Cards

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Byron Kelly
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/20/2019 to 7/21/2019 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $160.00

This workshop offers a playful introduction to letterpress skills for those who are fascinated by the process, but have little to no experience. This class will guide you through basic letterpress terminology and skills using foam, pre-made polymer plates and hand set type (the best part) to create event cards such as birthday, holiday, thank you, etc. Students should bring ideas for the card they wish to create and will leave with a set of at least 10 folded cards in two colors. This course is a great first step into letterpress and the book arts. No materials are required for this course. No prior printing experience is needed.

 4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily Rate

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 6/3/2019 to 8/9/2019
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: Unlimited

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 6/3/2019 to 8/9/2019
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, 6/3/2019 to 8/9/2019
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

 4401b | Letterpress Studio Rental: Unlimited

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 6/3/2019 to 8/9/2019 
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $300.00 | Friends/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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4107 | Traditional Japanese Four Hole Binding: Yotsume Toji (Full)
Dates: 5/25/2019 - 5/25/2019| 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/25/2019 and ending 5/25/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.

4350 | Letterpress Cards
Dates: 7/20/2019 - 7/21/2019| 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/20/2019 and ending 7/21/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily Rate
Dates: Arranged through Department Chair
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/3/2019 and ending 6/4/2019
 
Attendees: 1 $ 20.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

4400b | Book Arts Studio Rental: Unlimited
Dates: Arranged through Department Chair
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/3/2019 and ending 6/3/2019
 
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

4401a | Letterpress Studio Rental: Daily rate
Dates: Arranged through Department Chair
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/3/2019 and ending 6/3/2019
 
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

4401b | Letterpress Studio Rental: Unlimited
Dates: Arranged through Department Chair
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/3/2019 and ending 6/3/2019
 
Attendees: 1 $ 285.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 300.00 ea.

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