Book Arts & Papermaking

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 & Papermaking 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.

Book Arts & Papermaking Course Descriptions

These are the course descriptions only

 4106 | Archival Clamshell Box | Studio

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/24/2021 to 7/25/2021 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $195 | Friends: $180 | Sessions: 2

Take a Weekend to Save Your Books! Bring in your own book and learn how to make an elegant and archival custom-fit clamshell box. The clamshell box features two nested trays with a drop-spine case, covered in durable bookcloth. It is a beautiful way to protect cherished books from weathering, warping, and other damage. We will also cover proper storage methods and basic book care. Includes a supply kit for the box construction. Note: Boxes made in class will be neutral gray, however, students can further customize their boxes to match their chosen book by purchasing their own bookcloth ahead of time. See SSA website for a materials list of required tools and info on purchasing other items.

 4121 | Flags & Tunnels: Expandable Books | Studio

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
Dates: Mon, 6/7/2021 to 6/28/2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $180 | Friends: $165 | Sessions: 4

Create expandable books with depth and perspective. A flag book has an expandable spine with layers of paper "flags" that pop out, making it a delightful structure for evoking movement and action. Tunnel books, also known as "peep show" books, expand for a dramatic three-dimensional effect through layered cut-out panels. Students will complete a finished book of both structures, plus models and ideas for variations. Includes a supply kit for the book structures; see SSA website for a materials list of required tools.

 4517 | Papermaking for Home & Classroom | Studio

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jo Etta Jupe
Dates: Sat, 7/31/2021 to 7/31/2021 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $115 | Friends: $100 | Sessions: 1

Want to make your own paper or incorporate the science of papermaking into your classroom? Simple and inexpensive tools will be discussed and demonstrated. All steps of the papermaking process will be discussed with explanations of how it can be incorporated in the classroom. Topics will include pulp preparation, equipment needs, sheet formation, pressing and drying. Simple paper projects will be discussed with time given for students to pull a few sheets of paper. Handouts of topics discussed will be provided.


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